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  • published Current Vacancies in About 2021-04-13 14:37:32 +0100

    About us

    The European Movement UK is the only organisation in the UK dedicated to rebuilding Britain’s relationship with the European Union. We’re cross-party, home to pro-Europeans of all backgrounds who believe that Brexit was a catastrophic mistake. We’re also a grassroots, membership organisation with over 22,000 members and 100 local campaign groups across the country.

    This is an exciting time to join the organisation, as we're in a period of growth and expansion.

    We currently have 2 vacancies at the European Movement

    DIRECT APPLICATIONS ONLY - NO AGENCIES

     

    Youth Engagement Officer

    European Movement UK, London 

    Who we are 

    The European Movement UK is the only organisation in the UK dedicated to rebuilding Britain’s relationship with the European Union. We’re cross-party, home to pro-Europeans of all backgrounds who believe that Brexit was a catastrophic mistake. We’re also a grassroots, membership organisation with over 22,000 members and 100 local campaign groups across the country. 

    Job Description 

    Working with the President of the Young European Movement (YEM), and the Campaigns Team at the European Movement UK (EMUK), the Youth Engagement Officer is central to the growth and development of the Young European Movement UK, and to highlighting the adverse effects of Brexit in communities up and down the country.

    Through effective relationship management, volunteer management, and communication practices the Youth Engagement Officer will contribute to strategic objectives that include:

    • Reshaping public opinion of the value of a closer relationship with the EU
    • Raising the profile of the Young European Movement and growing its influence
    • Strengthening our network of local activists.
    • Encouraging more young people to get involved in the pro-European movement

    The Youth Engagement Officer will work within EMUK Campaigns Team, and work closely with YEM’s National Leadership Team, to deliver these aims.

    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL ROLE PROFILE AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

     

    Role Details: 

    Title: Youth Engagement Officer

    Salary: £30,000 per annum 

    Working hours: This is a full-time role, 35 hours / week. 

    Location: The role is primarily home-based. The postholder will be required to contribute fully to team activity which, may require regular attendance at meetings in Central London and visiting universities across the country.

    There will also be an opportunity to work regularly at the European Movement office in Central London

    Out of hours working: Flexibility regarding occasional meetings on weekday evenings and weekends is required based on the volunteer-led nature of the organisation.

    Person specification – essential requirements: 
     

    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, able to rally people to a cause.
    • A self-starter and team player with the ability to take the initiative.
    • Experience in managing volunteers either in a political setting or other campaign orientated activity.
    • Has campaign experience (either political or non-political) and understands what factors contribute to a successful campaign.
    • Has a good understanding of UK Westminster politics and is committed to pro-European values.
    • An understanding of how to develop and deliver a communications strategy aimed at a young audience.
    • Is comfortable working remotely and can prioritise workload effectively.
    • Experienced in the use of Google Workspace and mass mailing tools like Mail Chimp
    • Can work effectively under pressure and manage competing priorities, flexibly responding to the external environment
    • Experience of building effective working relationships at all levels within an organisation and with external contacts

    Other desirable qualities: 

    We don’t expect candidates to have all of these, but some would be an advantage 
     

    • Experience in one or more of the following areas, combined with the desire to learn new skills: Social Media, Visual Design, Web Design, Communications
    • Has experience of using NationBuilder or a similar CRM platform.
    • Has some administrative experience,
    • An understanding of JEF and YEM UK
    • Experience of planning and delivering events (preferably for a young audience)
    • Strong understanding of the politics and policy relating to Brexit and the EU
    • Established networks with relevant campaign and political contacts

    About Young European Movement UK

    The Young European Movement UK is Britain's leading pro-European youth organisation, open to all those aged under 35. We are committed to promoting European values and culture across the UK and ensuring that we stay closely linked to the rest of Europe.

    YEM UK is the product of two parent organisations: the youth section of the European Movement (EM) and the UK section of JEF Europe. YEM promotes the European project across the UK, and we operate as its youth section; open to all those aged under 35.

    Through JEF, we work closely with our European counterparts, organising exchanges and joint events, and our members have access to JEF’s countless events including seminars, campaign tours, trips, workshops, and other international projects.

    We carry out activism for campaigns that we believe in. We advocate for policies to make Europe stronger and more democratic. And we provide a community for like-minded individuals to meet each other and learn about new ideas and perspectives — and work
    together to create a better Europe.

    Diversity 

    The European Movement UK is committed to improving the diversity of our team. We welcome applications from all candidates, but would welcome applications in particular from women, working parents, and from BAME and disabled candidates, to improve representation in these areas. 

    We are taking steps to help us attract a wider range of candidates, including adopting a more inclusive recruitment process, offering flexible working arrangements, and being flexible on the location of the role. Please let us know if you require any other adjustments in order to apply for this role. 

    How to apply 

    To apply, please upload an anonymised CV* along with a short statement (up to 100 words) about why you’re interested in the role here. When you apply, you can also let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process. 

    The closing date for applications is 9am on Tuesday 14 May. As part of the recruitment process, applicants shortlisted for interview will also be asked to complete a short written task. 

    If you have any questions about the role or the recruitment process, please send an email to [email protected]  

    *We run an anonymised recruitment process in order to reduce any unconscious bias when reviewing applications. To anonymise your CV, please simply remove your name, address and any other identifying information before submitting it. 

     

    Digital Fundraising and Campaigns Officer 

    European Movement UK, London 

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY 

    Who we are 

    The European Movement UK is the only organisation in the UK dedicated to rebuilding Britain’s relationship with the European Union. We’re cross-party, home to pro-Europeans of all backgrounds who believe that Brexit was a catastrophic mistake. We’re also a grassroots, membership organisation with over 22,000 members and 100 local campaign groups across the country. 

    Job Description 

    We are looking for a Digital Fundraising and Campaigns Officer to help us raise money, drive campaign actions, engage our members and supporters, and grow our movement. 

    You’ll be part of our friendly membership team, reporting to the Head of Membership, and play a crucial role in helping us meet our income, growth and campaigning goals. 

    In this role, you will: 

    • Help build strong relationships with EM’s members and donors and deepen their engagement with the organisation 
    • Coordinate digital content and promotion plans for EMUK’s thematic campaigns 
    • Create engaging email and web content for supporters and members, in collaboration with the Social Media Manager and Web Manager 
    • Build good relationships with stakeholders and high-profile supporters 
    • Coordinate regular fundraising appeals and membership drives through the year, working with colleagues from across the organisation 
    • Support with events and member-facing activities 
    • Help develop new income streams such as merchandise and legacy giving 
    • Contribute new ideas to our campaigns and fundraising plans 

     

    You’ll be an excellent copywriter, with the ability to create content that engages and motivates people to support our campaign. You’ll have a good understanding of digital channels, in particular email marketing, and enjoy coming up with ideas for new tactics to test. 

    You’ll enjoy working flexibly as part of a small, dynamic team, and be up for helping out across different projects. You’ll be organised and self-motivated, with the ability to plan out projects and work effectively with colleagues and stakeholders to deliver them. 

    You also need to be politically savvy, interested in pro-European issues, and able to take into account the nuances involved in cross-party campaigning. 

    We can offer an exciting workplace, with plenty of opportunities to contribute ideas, get experience across different areas, and help shape our fundraising and growth strategy. You’ll also be playing a crucial role in steering the UK towards a renewed relationship with Europe. 

    Role Details: 

    Title: Digital Fundraising and Campaigns Officer 

    Salary: £29,000 - £33,000 per annum, dependent on experience. 

    Working hours: This is a full-time role, 35 hours / week. 

    Location: UK-based, remote or hybrid. We have a London office in Millbank, close to the heart of Westminster. For London-based staff, we ask that you go into the office 2-3 days a week (or more if you prefer). For remote staff, occasional travel into London will be required for training, team days and events (approximately once a month). 

    Out of hours working: Occasional need to work outside office hours, for example, to attend events. 

    Person specification – essential requirements: 
     

    • Previous experience in a digital fundraising or campaigning role, with a track record of hitting targets and KPIs 
    • Experience of project management, able to work with a range of stakeholders to plan and deliver campaigns 
    • Familiarity with email marketing  
    • Strong copywriting skills 
    • Experience working for a campaigning or politically-focussed organisation 
    • Interest and knowledge of pro-European politics  
    • Strong spoken and written English 

    Other desirable qualities: 

    We don’t expect candidates to have all of these, but some would be an advantage 
     

    • Experience working in a membership organisation 
    • Experience working with designers 
    • Experience working on legacy marketing / gifts in Wills 
    • Previous experience using Nationbuilder software 
    • Familiarity with project management systems such as Asana 

    Diversity 

    The European Movement UK is committed to improving the diversity of our team. We welcome applications from all candidates, but would welcome applications in particular from women, working parents, and from BAME and disabled candidates, to improve representation in these areas. 

    We are taking steps to help us attract a wider range of candidates, including adopting a more inclusive recruitment process, offering flexible working arrangements, and being flexible on the location of the role. Please let us know if you require any other adjustments in order to apply for this role. 

    How to apply 

    To apply, please upload an anonymised CV* along with a short statement (up to 300 words) about why you’re interested in the role here. When you apply, you can also let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process. 

    The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 2 June with interviews anticipated to be held w/c 10 June. As part of the recruitment process, applicants shortlisted for interview will also be asked to complete a short written task. 

    If you have any questions about the role or the recruitment process, please send an email to [email protected] 

    *We run an anonymised recruitment process in order to reduce any unconscious bias when reviewing applications. To anonymise your CV, please simply remove your name, address and any other identifying information before submitting it. 


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  • Boris Johnson’s Brexit bears no resemblance to what was promised. It is a Bad Deal for Britain that is unwelcome when we are already worried about our jobs and businesses because of the coronavirus recession.  

     It is clear that the government will get its deal through the Commons - there is no doubt about that - but it should not be given a ringing endorsement. MPs will be voting on this deal in just a few days. Ask Opposition MPs not to endorse this Bad Deal for Britain. Ask your whipped Conservative MP what they will do to ensure local livelihoods are protected.

    We will hold the Government to account for the harm this deal will do to Britain. It was a political choice, and opposition MPs should make this government take full responsibility. 

    Not sure where to start? We’ve made a draft letter that you can use as you like. Just follow the steps below to take action now.

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