Activism Officer at Global Justice Now

Global Justice Now is a democratic social justice organisation working, as part of a global movement, to challenge the powerful and create a more just and equal world. We mobilise people in the UK for change, and act in solidarity with those fighting injustice, particularly in the global south. Our cutting edge campaigns are demanding food sovereignty, fighting energy privatisation and making waves in the battle against the EU-US trade agreement (TTIP).

Global Justice Now is looking for an energetic and resourceful organiser to help facilitate activism and deliver education, training and campaign events in the north of England. The postholder will be the only staff member based in Manchester, but will work closely with the London-based activism team and with our Scottish office to help ensure our countrywide network of local groups and associated activists are an effective force for social change in the world.

We’re looking for someone with enough experience of activism themselves to be able to advise people trying to organise local campaigning and problem-solve with existing groups. The role will not solely be focused on helping Global Justice Now groups or helping to set new ones up, but also on assisting specifically anti-TTIP networks, local coalitions around climate justice and other activities related to our broad areas of work. We are also keen to ensure we deepen the knowledge and analysis of the world held by activists through specific political education events.

Recruiting a Manchester-based staff member is part of our plan to regionalise support for activism, reflecting a shift towards more grassroots mobilisation and movement-building in our organisational strategy. We are currently in the process of negotiating office space with a like-minded organisation.

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnicity, but as members of ethnic minority groups are currently under-represented in the organisation we would like to encourage applications from black and ethnic minority candidates. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

For further information, a full job description and application pack, please visit our website at http://www.globaljustice.org.uk/jobs-and-volunteering

Job title: Activism Officer

Location: Manchester

Salary: £21,563 per annum (£26,954 pro rata).

Contract: 4 days per week; two-year, fixed-term contract

Closing date: 3 September 2015