Medact is looking for someone with a passion for health justice and a strong interest in organising as a means to shift power, to provide key support to our campaigning work.
Medact supports the health community to work together towards a world in which everyone can truly achieve and exercise their human right to health. We cover some of the most pressing national and global threats to health and wellbeing including climate change; human rights abuses; conflict and violence; and rising inequality.
We’re member-led, and our membership spans a range of people who work in health including nurses, doctors, midwives, and academics.
Despite Covid, there’s strong energy among health workers to work for a fairer society, and tackle the structures which perpetuate inequality and oppression. Our movement is growing and our power to create change is building. This is an exciting time to join us in a role at the centre of everything we do.
About the role
The Campaigns Officer will support Medact’s work organising the health community to campaign for a world where everyone can access their human right to health. Working principally with our Campaign and Programme Leads, this role will provide key input to individual campaigns, as well as some broader support for our campaigning functions.
This role will work in-depth across no more than two of our four programme areas at any one time; our programme areas are Peace and Security, Access to Healthcare, Climate Justice, and Economic Justice. The Campaigns Officer will initially work on our Peace and Security and Access to Healthcare programmes, but programme focus-areas are likely to change according to organisational priorities and team capacity. In this role you’ll have the opportunity to take ownership of smaller projects, while receiving support and development to contribute to larger programme and organisational pieces of work.
You’ll have a passion for social justice and health equity, and strong commitment to ensuring everyone can exercise their human right to health. You’ll bring some campaigns experience – in either a professional or voluntary capacity – and an interest in organising as a means to shift power; but you don’t need to have years of campaigning under your belt. A good communicator, you’ll relish working in a team and with groups of volunteers; and your ability to manage multiple priorities at once will help you thrive in our busy but supportive environment.
Job description & person specification
How to apply
Please upload 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 using the following application form:
Please do not state when or where you were educated on your application.
We would be grateful if you would also complete a copy of our Recruitment Equalities Monitoring form.
If your application is shortlisted, we will invite you to an interview, which will be conducted online. Interviews will involve a written task for which you won’t need to prepare in advance, and a conversation with a panel of interviewers. If necessary we may ask you to attend a second interview, which will also be conducted online.
We are happy to reimburse shortlisted candidates for childcare costs and/or lost wages incurred as a result of attending interviews with us.
If you would like advice on how to write your application, please refer to our application writing guidance.
We also have a member of the team on hand to talk to any candidates who would like further 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close on Monday 19th July at 9am.
Interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place on Wednesday 28th July.
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.