Campaign Assistant

  • Part time
  • £18,200 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th June 2019


  • Advertised from 16th May 2019
  • Limited project contract: June 2019 - February 2020 only, with possibility of extension. 12 hours a week.

Role

Can you create an eye-catching event? Do you enjoy lobbying? Do you know how to get people involved? Then Jubilee Scotland wants to hear from you!

Jubilee Scotland is looking for a talented Campaign Assistant to join us for a Private Finance Initiatives (PFI) / Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) campaign: June 2019 - February 2020 (with the possibility of extension).

Jubilee Scotland is campaigning against Private Finance Initiatives and Public-Private Partnerships. The Campaign Assistant will work exclusively on this campaign!

Key tasks:

  • Create awareness of the PFI/PPP issue
    • Assist with the development and delivering of events and campaigns
    • Produce content for social media
  • Lobbying for the cessation of PFI/PPPs
    • Help brief elected representatives on our findings
    • Explore opportunities for buy out of PFI contracts
  • Identify new ways to work with PFI/PPPs
    • Help apply for additional grants to continue our work on this issue
    • Pitch ideas for campaigns, research and collaboration partners

Person Specification

Qualifications

  • A degree in (or pursuing a degree in) a subject area such as Political Science; Social Anthropology; Communication; International Studies; Development; Political Economy

Experience

  • Campaigning on issues of social justice
  • Creating events and stunts
  • Lobbying, preferably in a Scottish context
  • Producing content for social media
  • Applying for funding, preferably in a UK context

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to work independently under appropriate supervision
  • Excellent project management and organisational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A flexible approach to working

About us

Jubilee Scotland wants to see millions of people lift themselves out of poverty as more governments in developing countries stop paying back unjust and unpayable debts and invest more in citizen-determined needs, such as health, education and livelihoods. Read more about us at: jubileescotland.org.uk

This year we are focusing on PFI contracts in Scotland. A UK National Audit Office report found that in some cases “PPP projects revealed costs around 40% higher than the costs of a project financed by government borrowing”. Local Authorities are already cash-strapped and struggling to fund vital public services. We want to end the system where short-term thinking and private greed are draining the public purse.

Application notes

If you have any questions about this opportunity then please get in touch at campaigndirector@jubileescotland.org.uk

To apply, please send your CV and a one page cover letter to campaigndirector@jubileescotland.org.uk

Deadline for applications: 09/06/2019.

Interviews to be held 13/06/2019 and 17/06/2019.

Our office is in Augustine United Church – 41 George IV bridge, however sometimes the work will be able to be done from home. While the church is wheelchair accessible, sadly our office in the church tower is not.