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Co-Director: Fundraising Vacancy

People & Planet is the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment.

We’re a student-led movement that empowers young people with the skills, confidence and knowledge they need to make change happen, at home and globally. Over the years, student activists have:

  • helped 1,200 Honduran workers get their jobs back following the world’s largest ever garment boycott

  • forced the education sector to take climate change seriously, driven by the People & Planet University League

  • made the 3rd largest UK pension fund, USS, the first to publish an ethical investment policy following our Ethics for USS campaign

  • helped secure the world’s first Climate Change Act and organised the UK’s largest ever climate demonstration

  • got the G8 to pledge 100% access to HIV/AIDS treatment

  • forced the UK government to cancel $88bn of developing country debt as key members of the Jubilee 2000 campaign

People & Planet is committed to empowering students to campaign against the structural causes of global poverty and environmental destruction. Established in 1969, People & Planet is an organisation that punches above its weight campaigning for global justice. It's an exciting, dynamic place to work, with a warm and friendly team of dedicated campaigners.

Belief in the importance of human rights, environmental sustainability and social justice, including a commitment to Equal Opportunities is essential in our organisation.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and dynamic individual to join our management team to head up our fundraising work which is focused on increasing individual giving. The successful candidate in this role will shape, manage and deliver our individual giving strategy and implement a range of initiatives to attract, engage and retain supporters and generate further income from individuals to support our work. The successful candidate will lead on the implementation of the individual giving strategy alongside developing communications to reach out to prospective supporters.

We’re a small, friendly team who work creatively and flexibly together to achieve our goals of empowering students to campaign for social and environmental justice. Many of us work part-time from our ground floor wheelchair accessible East Oxford office. Unlike most organisations, People & Planet does not have a CEO or Director. The management team runs the organisation collaboratively with oversight from our Trustee board which is made up of a majority of elected students.

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People & Planet particularly encourages applications from women, people from ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities, people with dependents or caring responsibilities and other groups typically under-represented in campaigning organisations. We are committed to make reasonable adjustments to enable any candidate to show their suitability for a role within People & Planet.

We are deeply committed to equality, diversity, liberation and social justice and we welcome applications from anyone who shares these values. We find that people with diverse perspectives and experiences improve and refresh the way People & Planet works and we welcome news ideas and ways of working.

If you think you have the skills, experience and attributes that match what we're looking for and you are inspired to work with the biggest student network in the UK campaigning on social and environmental justice please apply by completing an application form below and either post or email it to us by Friday 10 February at 5pm.

Please note we do not accept CVs

recruitment@peopleandplanet.org

People & Planet 106-108 Cowley Road Oxford OX4 1JE

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