Citizenship and Voting Rights Campaigner
Deadline for applications: Monday 13 January 2020 23:59
Interviews to be held: Week commencing 20 January 2020
Starting date: immediate (negotiable depending on availability)
the3million is the most influential grassroots organisation of EU citizens in the UK.
Without the3million, citizens’ rights would not have been top of the agenda in Brexit negotiations, and the new application scheme for settled status would have given us fewer rights and worse conditions. Without us there would be no strong, public voice for EU citizens in the UK.
We are passionate about the rights of EU citizens in the UK – and we are getting our voices heard.
We are a small, close-knit, highly-motivated team. We work in an incredibly fast-paced environment which creates huge opportunities for us.
We are looking for an experienced Campaigner who knows how to drive and run a political campaign.
About the campaign
Millions of people in the UK are currently facing a potential loss of voting rights. No assurance has been given so far that non-British EU citizens will retain their existing voting rights in the UK and retain their right to stand as candidates in local elections, in the absence of bilateral agreements between the UK and all relevant EU countries. During the last European elections, thousands of citizens were denied a vote, an issue that the3million legal team is currently monitoring extensively.
the3million is looking for a motivated campaigner to join the organisation on a part-time position to work for 6 months within the organisation’s advocacy team and focus on developing our work in Parliament and in the media on democracy, citizenship and voting rights.
About the role
Salary: £28,000 to £34,000 per annum pro rata (3 days a week for 6 months) negotiable depending on experience
Hours: 21 hours per week
Reporting to: Head of advocacy
Based in London (home-based, with frequent meetings in central London)
Occasional travel may be required
The position will be offered as a 6 months fixed term contract.
Work with the3million’s public affairs and campaigns manager to shape and carry out a plan of engagement with politicians and other stakeholders on democracy/citizenship/voting rights
Work with the3million’s media and social media managers to build support for our campaign
Plan and coordinate campaign events with partner organisations
We have a diverse team of core staff and activists and you will be an integral part of the senior team. You will thrive in an organisation which is constantly changing, intellectually challenging, highly visible and also hugely supportive.
The kind of person we are looking for will:
Have at least 3 years’ experience and track record in influencing and campaigning on complex political issues at least at national level.
Have at least 3 years’ experience of campaigning in Westminster, working with MPs and peers, with evidence of effective political networking.
Be demonstrably confident speaking to high-level politicians, the media and the public on potentially controversial topics
Demonstrate a strong commitment to our values and a good understanding of the issues faced by EU citizens in the UK, as well as more broadly by immigrants to the UK and how this debate is currently covered in the press
Familiarity and connections with political dynamics in at least one other EU country (desirable)
Some knowledge or experience of electoral law (desirable)
Understanding of EU affairs (desirable)
Some experience of working or volunteering with a grassroots organisation, or be able to demonstrate the sensitivity and flexibility that is required for it
Be articulate, professional, polite and dynamic
Be an inspiring colleague
Have an innovation mindset
Be a genuine people person: sensitive, intuitive and tolerant
Be comfortable and effective managing your own time and working remotely with most meetings happening over conference call
We are an equal opportunity employers and embrace diversity.
To apply please send a cover letter and up-to-date CV (or link to personal LinkedIn page) as a single document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include details of your salary expectations.
We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, and we would be particularly keen to receive applications from candidates who consider themselves to be part of an under-represented minority in the political and campaigning world.