Remote
£28,000 - £30,000 per year, pro-rated
Contract, 12 months, Part-time
Job description

We need a dynamic individual to join our small and collaborative team to increase the growing public profile of our campaign among parliamentarians and key stakeholders.

This role is for a part-time, self-employed freelancer to work flexibly and remotely.  We are concurrently also looking for a Communications Officer, the link for which is in the attached Job Description. If you believe you would be suitable to fill both roles, we would be willing to consider full time employment. Please indicate your preference in the job application.

The right candidate will also be willing and able to engage in some community management. Meeting people with real-life experiences, treating them with the empathy and compassion they deserve, while putting their stories in front of change-makers. You will also be responsible for motivating and organising our local groups so they can translate local activism into societal change. 

My Death, My Decision is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity to ensure that we reflect the full breadth of people we campaign to support. We recognise the positive value of diversity, inclusion and a sense of belonging and therefore encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities.

While we are incredibly proud of our gender balance across our staff and board, we recognise that our workplace does not currently reflect a diverse range of life-experiences and perspectives. People from Black communities, people from minority ethnic communities and people who have a disability are under-represented in our team. We would therefore particularly welcome applications from these groups and anyone who brings talent and relevant experience in ways that we may not have considered. We are also committed to having representation from a breadth of political and religious perspectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carry out policy research, identify case studies, and translate it into effective media or parliamentary outputs.  

  • Working with colleagues to increase the profile and impact of My Death, My Decision’s campaign with parliamentarians, devolved administrations, and other public bodies. 

  • Working with colleagues to build relationships with priority stakeholders. 

  • Monitoring proceedings in the UK and Welsh Parliaments. 

  • Working with colleagues to assist with the production of timely responses to public consultations, and/or parliamentary engagements.

  • Organise our nationwide network of local MDMD groups

Person Specification - Essential:

  • A campaigner and change-maker, with experience in campaigning and public affairs. 

  • Understanding or experience of parliamentary and political processes, including in a devolved context.

  • Self-starter who is able to act on their own initiative, organise, plan, and prioritise workloads to meet deadlines.

  • Excellent written communication skills and attention to detail.

  • Excellent research skills e.g. internet research.

  • Confident in communicating with a wide range of people including senior stakeholders.

  • Keen to learn new skills, improve, and develop as a campaigner.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently.

  • Flexibility to work remotely.

  • A strong commitment to My Death, My Decision’s values and ethos.

Person Specification - Desirable:

  • Confident in using digital tools including Hubspot, Wordpress, and GSuite (Google Docs, Google Sheets, & Gmail).

  • Experience in community management

  • Experience finding case-studies

Benefits

As we are a small team, you’ll be able to work with a level of autonomy and freedom that isn’t always available at other organisations. We will always listen to your views and opinions and MDMD has never shied away from trying new ways of working. 

You will be at the forefront of historic change in the UK and you’ll spend every working hour trying to make the lives of thousands of people better. In addition to this, we are offering a flexible working policy and ample training opportunities.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to undertake a short pre-interview exercise, and interviews will be held by video conference. For this reason, we may start to interview suitable candidates before the closing date.


More about My Death, My Decision Limited

My Death, My Decision is a grassroots movement for assisted dying reform. We want a compassionate law on assisted dying that permits a medically assisted death to adults of sound mind who are terminally ill or intolerably suffering. We believe reform is necessary to reduce the suffering of individuals who are close to death, and, just as importantly, to give choice to those with incurable conditions who face years of constant pain or suffering that they find unbearable.

Application Instructions

If you think you may require reasonable adjustments in order to apply for this position please indicate so on your application. If you have any questions about the role, or would like to organise a preliminary chat, please email Nathan Stilwell at the email address in the attached Job Description.

More about My Death, My Decision Limited

My Death, My Decision campaigns to change the law on assisted dying, driven by compassion for the terminally ill and those who face incurable s... Read more

Refreshed on: 26 April 2022
Closed date: 11 May 2022 at 23:30
Tags: Campaigning, Advocacy

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