Do you want to help resource and support student struggles against the hostile environment? If you want to build the fight for migrant justice, we want to hear from you.
We have a vacancy for the ‘Campaigns and Movement Building Coordinator’ role for the Undoing Borders campaign. This involves political education, training and coordination of campus groups running the Undoing Borders Campaign, as well as broader support to the People & Planet student network.
Campaigns & Movement Building Co-ordinator
PEOPLE AND PLANET: WHAT WE DO
The world as we know it is a mess of injustice held in place by an entrenched global establishment. We believe that only strong social and environmental justice movements can transform the world.
People & Planet seeks to extend and strengthen this struggle through universities. We empower students to be strong organisers of radical campaigns, integrated into a broader student network and coalition of movements. We believe immensely in the significance of political education, in the strategic coordination of different efforts for justice, and in open access to skills and resources.
THE UNDOING BORDERS CAMPAIGN
Undoing Borders is a campaign for migrant justice at universities. Rather than providing truly public education, universities currently function like border check-points. They willingly monitor migrant students' and workers' status, attendance, location and contact details for the Home Office, and have been known to call immigration raids on undocumented workers who demand better conditions. They squeeze extortionate fees from migrant students, even charging international rates to long term UK residents without settled status.
Student groups running the Undoing Borders campaign have been pushing their universities to end their support for the hostile environment. Their long-term goal is to get their Vice-Chancellors to sign the 'Pledge Against the Hostile Environment', which includes commitments to ensure migrants' access to education, and to prioritise students' and workers' rights and freedoms over compliance with the Home Office. In the last academic year, they took their demands to Vice-Chancellors as well as their national representative body, Universities UK. They put migrant justice at the centre of solidarity with UCU strikes and fought back against the pressure on international students to cross picket lines for attendance requirements. Right now we're pushing universities to provide a migrant justice response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As Campaigns & Movement Building Co-ordinator for Undoing Borders, you will work closely with the Campaign Manager for Undoing Borders in mobilising and supporting students around the UK who have chosen to run the campaign. You will deliver support to student groups by organising events, delivering training, and providing ongoing advice to organisers and campaigners. You will support the People & Planet network to run campaigns by conducting research, developing resources, co-ordinating communications, organising days of action, working in partnership with other organisations and supporting democratic engagement with the campaigns. We will provide you with all the training you need to undertake this role and to make the most of the internship.
Fixed term: From mid September 2020 - July 2021.
Salary: £18,583 per annum (pro rata'd for 10.5 months).
Start date: 14th September 2020.
The successful applicant will begin on Monday 14th September
The job will involve working from home for the foreseeable future.
HOW TO APPLY
We are currently unable to sponsor a visa for this role, so applicants must have a pre-existing ‘right to work’ in the UK.
Please download the Job Description and Criteria here.
Please note we uploaded the wrong application form originally, please download the correct Application form here.
Please return to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1pm on the 19th August 2020 . Please note we are anticipating that we will receive many applications so we will not be able to process any applications received after this time.
If you applied for this post earlier in the year your application is on file and will be considered as part of this process.
Closing date 19th August 2020.
Shortlisting 20th August 2020.
Interviews will be held by Zoom between 21st and 25th August 2020.