Salary:   £26,000 / year
Contract:  One-year fixed-term
Hours:   Full-time, 35hrs/week
Location:   Our office, East London
Apply by:   Monday 28th October at 9am

Medact is looking for someone with a passion for health justice who’s keen to gain high-quality experience in a campaigning organisation.

Our movement of campaigning healthcare workers is expanding; and our team is growing. This is an exciting time to join us in a role at the centre of everything we do.

About the role

The Campaigns Assistant supports the Medact team in our work to empower healthcare workers to campaign for a safer and more just world. This is an entry-level role and no previous experience in a campaigning organisation is needed – our friendly team will help you learn what you need to know to do the job well. The role does involve some administrative tasks, but they’ll be balanced with plenty of opportunities for broader development – expect to feel excited and challenged, while receiving the support you need to grow professionally.

About you

You’ll have a passion for social justice and health equality, and a hunger to learn more about how groups of people can work together to achieve meaningful social change. A great team player, you thrive when things are busy. Experience working in health and working with volunteers on a joint project would be useful but not essential. If the role sounds great but you’re not sure whether you’d be suitable, please talk to us!

Download: Campaigns Assistant @ Medact – JD and Person Spec – Sept 2019 [PDF]

How to apply

Send a CV and a cover letter of no more than two A4 pages setting out why you are interested in the role, and how you meet the person specification to Please do not state when or where you were educated on your application.

Please also complete a copy of our monitoring form.

If your application is shortlisted, we will invite you to an interview. This will involve a written task, and a conversation with a panel of three Medact staff members.

Help applying

We have put together a guide with some advice on how to write your application.

We also have a member of the team on hand to talk to any candidates who would like advice on whether or how to apply. This team-member won’t be involved in the recruitment process and any chats will be kept completely confidential. If you think this could be helpful for you please email

Key dates

Applications will close at 9am on Monday 28th October.

Interviews will be on Thursday 7th November. We will be holding a board and staff away-day on 19th November, which we hope the successful candidate will be able to attend even if they have not yet started in their role, though this is not essential.

Our recruitment principles

Medact aims to be an inclusive and supportive employer, and we recognise that recruitment processes don’t work for everyone. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in the NGO sector, and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people of colour; people with disabilities; people who identify as being LGTBQIA; people who have a mental health condition; and people who identify as working class or have a working class background. If you have any questions or uncertainties about this position, and whether you are right for it, please do get in touch.


Medact's work is carried out by staff, volunteers, members and in collaboration with a wide network of partner organisations and individuals.

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