Medact is looking for someone to help support the smooth, effective and equitable running of our organisational operations, in order to empower our team and movement to work towards a world where everyone can access their human right to health.
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 Operations Officer will work closely with Medact’s Operations Manager to ensure the smooth running of all the organisational infrastructure that supports Medact’s work organising the health community to campaign for a world where everyone can access their human right to health.
The role will involve working on internal systems for team collaboration, financial admin and HR; helping develop the tech platforms we use for our digital communications and campaigning outputs; publishing content across channels including our email lists, website and social media; and taking responsibility for aspects of membership administration and office management.
The Operations Officer will also be on hand to provide important logistical and tech support for running Medact events ─ both online, and hopefully in-person again in the not too distant future; and take on some office management responsibilities at such point as it is safe for us to return to office working.
You’ll get excited thinking about the systems and approaches needed to make a small organisation run smoothly and effectively, whilst staying true to our organisational values.
You’ll combine strong technical and analytical problem-solving skills with a reflective and considered approach to working in a small team.
You’ll enjoy the challenge of working across the breadth of the organisation ─ your ability to manage multiple priorities at once will help you thrive in our busy but supportive environment.
Ideally you’ll have some experience of working with either digital communications or financial/office admin, but neither is required.
You’ll be inspired and guided by a strong underlying commitment to social justice and health equity.
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 email@example.com
Applications close on Monday 19th July at 9am.
Interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place in the week beginning 26th 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.