Medact is looking for an experienced organiser to support our work advocating for health justice and building power in the health community.


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: institutional racism; climate change; human rights abuses; violent conflict; and rising inequality.

We’re a member-led organisation, and our members are made up of a range of people who work in health including nurses, doctors, midwives, and clinical researchers.

Salary: £35,700 – 37,700 (starting on 35,700 with annual increments awarded based on tenure)

Contract: 12 months fixed term contract

Hours: Full time, 35 hours/week. Pro-rata 28 hours/week applications will be considered.

Location: Hybrid. Staff work remotely and from the Medact office in Hoxton, London. We work in-person as a team one day per week, and staff based outside London come in at least once a month. Applications from outside London are encouraged.

Deadline: 9am, Monday, June 19th

Health workers have a uniquely powerful voice, and a strong will to make a difference. There is an exciting opportunity to bring large numbers of people together to campaign around issues they care about in ways that have real impact, and develop leadership within our movement.

At Medact we have a management structure, but we organise ourselves to minimise the impact of hierarchy and make use of everyone’s skills and expertise. Being part of our team means taking an active role in strategic decisions.

We believe the health community has huge potential to drive progressive social change—work with us to help make that a reality!

About the role

Medact’s Movement Organiser will work alongside our existing Movement Organiser, Campaign Leads and Head of Movement Building (currently on maternity leave) to grow our movement, developing groups of healthcare workers into confident campaigners who can make a visible difference in the struggle for health justice and peace. This role works across all of Medact’s programmes but may also focus on a particular area of work for some time, depending on organisational needs, team capacity and funding. 

About you

This is a skilled role, but you don’t need to have worked for an NGO or be a professional organiser to be right for it. You might have organised in your workplace or local community to take action on issues that you care about. Or, you might be a health worker who has seen the impact of injustices such as a poor environment, immigration or counter-terror policies,  low income or precarious housing on your patients, and wants to challenge decision-makers and hold them to account. 

You’ll have a strong understanding of power and how to work with others to create pressure for change. You need to be a great communicator, able to build trusting relationships with Medact members, academics, partner organisations and community groups. You’ll have an understanding of how digital communications compliment organising and campaigning. Upskilling and empowering our movement is a fundamental part of this role, so you’ll need the ability to deliver training and workshops through an anti-oppressive lens.

How to apply

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. Do not state when or where you were educated on your application. Please also complete a copy of our monitoring form

If you have any issues using our portal, email your documents to [email protected]. Please do not submit your application both ways!

If your application is shortlisted, we will invite you to an online interview. We are happy to reimburse shortlisted candidates for any travel costs, childcare costs, or lost wages incurred as a result of attending.

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 further advice on whether or how to apply. This team-member won’t be involved in the recruitment process and chats will be kept confidential. If you think this could be helpful, email [email protected] 

Key dates

Applications close at 9am, Monday 19th June

Interviews will take place w/c 26th June

If needed, second interviews will be on w/c 3rd 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.