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

Communications Manager

We're looking for a Communications Manager to coordinate our supporter communications across all our projects and media channels. They will also develop our strategy for individual fundraising and co-ordinate our other fundraising efforts. We wish to grow our unrestricted income through individual giving, in order to keep People & Planet independent and radical.

All permanent staff at People & Planet are Co-Directors as we are a non-hierarchical organisation. As a Co-Director of People & Planet the Communications Manager will also be involved in collaboratively steering the organisation's strategy, setting the organisational budget and a range of other areas relating to organisational management as well as peer managing another Co-Director after three months in post.

Download the full Job Description here.

Key Information

  • Contract: Permanent position. Part time: 28 hours per week. Core days Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Starting: As soon as possible.
  • Location: East Oxford office. Remote working is not available for this role.
  • Salary: £30,427, pro-rated at 28 hours a week to £24,341.
  • Closing date: 5pm on Thursday 16 August.
  • Interview date: Tuesday 4 September.

We are deeply committed to equality, diversity, liberation and social justice and we welcome applications from anyone who shares these values. People & Planet particularly encourages applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds, trans people, queer people, people with disabilities, people with caring responsibilities, and other groups typically under-represented in campaigning organisations.

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable any candidate to show their suitability for a role within People & Planet.

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 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.

How to apply

Complete an application form and send to

Please note we do not accept CVs. You may also print and post it to Recruitment, People & Planet, The Old Music Hall, 106-108 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JE.

Download a Microsoft Office Application Form or a Libre Office Application Form.

Download the Job Description (also linked above)



We are looking to appoint two new trustees to our Board. Trustees are an important and valued part of People & Planet, taking responsibility for the governance of People & Planet and ensuring that it is effectively and properly managed.

We are looking for a Treasurer and a Non-student Board Member.

Download the role description for Treasurer

Download the role description for Non-student Trustee

People & Planet are aiming to increase the diversity of our Board of Trustees, and so particularly encourage applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds, trans people, queer people, people with disabilities, people with caring responsibilities, and other groups typically under-represented in campaigning organisations.

Key Information

  • Location: Board meetings are held four times per year in Oxford, London or in the North (varying locations to improve accessibility).
  • Salary: This is an unpaid position. People & Planet will reimburse all reasonable expenses associated with the role (e.g. travel costs).
  • Closing date: 30 September 2018.

How To Apply

If you are interested in one of these roles, please email, and say why you are interested and how you are qualified. Please keep your emails to 1000 words or less.

Erasmus + Internship

Over the past few years People & Planet has welcomed several interns funded by the Erasmus+ programme. Get in touch if you have secured Erasmus+ funding and would like to volunteer with our organisation.

Fabian Hague from Germany shared his experiences as an Erasmus+ intern with People & Planet

In the three and a half months at People & Planet I was involved in versatile collaborations with different campaigns and projects. I learned a lot about the ways in which they run their inspiring campaigns, which aim to end fossil fuel extraction, improve working conditions in the electronics supply chain and tackle racism in the media.

For me as an event manager, my highlight was helping with organising and attending Power Shift, People & Planet’s annual 5-day activist training. From the beginning I was integrated into a passionate team that worked collaboratively on event planning and that was open to new, creative methods. The event happened at a beautiful camping spot, had interesting workshops and we played lots of games by the campfire. I met a lot of inspiring young people from all over the UK who shared the same ideals and wanted to build a better world.

Throughout my internship, I was able to contribute my ideas and had a feeling of acceptance and respect regarding my opinions. I was always asked for feedback and felt supported when I was stuck with work or when all I needed was some advice on weekend activities. I was also invited to their annual team meeting on a farm in Wales.

The everyday life in Oxford offered a wide range of activities. I had the opportunity to discover the city by bike and make tours through Port Meadow, explore the universities and visit cafes for high tea. The bus and train connections were very good as well. London could be reached by train within an hour.

I strongly recommend an internship at People & Planet for people who are looking for a new experience, want to learn and see things from a different perspective and work in a great team. At People & Planet I was able to complete the goals I have set for myself. I improved my English and gained new skills that will help me in my future career. I had a great team, good talks and interesting tasks that I will always keep in memory.