current vacancies

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

We are currently looking for a LGBT+ Pride Sponsorship Campaign Coordinator, for 2020-21 interns, and a Non-Student Trustee.

 

LGBT+ PRide sponsorship campaign coordinator

We are recruiting an energetic campaigner to coordinate a short campaign to grow the base of the UK student climate movement and pressure Barclays to exclude finance for fossil fuels. The focus will be supporting LGBTQIA+ students to design and deliver creative interventions targeting Barclays’ sponsorship of major Pride festivals in 2020.

Key Information

Contract: Fixed-term 4 months. Full time.
Start Date: The successful applicant will begin 13 April (or as soon as possible thereafter).
Location: Either remote working or our East Oxford Office (some travel and work in the evening and weekends will be necessary).
Salary: £18,583 per annum (£6,194.33 for 4 months work)
Closing date: 9am Wednesday 4 March 2020
Interview date: Thursday 12 March 2020

Download the job description

People & Planet particularly encourages applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds, trans people, queer people, people with disabilities and people with 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.

Candidates need to be available to commit to the full 4 months of the role. Successful candidates must have the right to work in the UK and must be able to prove this.

How to apply

Complete an application form and send to recruitment@peopleandplanet.org with the subject line “Pride Campaign Application”. Please note we do not accept CVs.

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

2020-21 paid internship vacancies

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

We have one of the most respected internship programmes in the sector, where you’ll gain all the experience you need to thrive in the not-for-profit sector. You’ll receive intensive, ongoing training, fantastic support and build up the skills so that, by the time you finish, you’ll be single-handedly managing your own projects and campaigns.

This year we are recruiting for up to 4 full-time Campaigns & Movement Building Coordinators.

Key Information

  • Contract: Fixed term 13 months
  • Starting: Successful applicants will begin on Monday 29 June and then take part in residential training with other students in the network from 8-12 July (note: this includes the weekend). After a week off, co-ordinator training will resume on Monday 20 July.
  • Location: People & Planet, The Old Music Hall, 106-108 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1JE
  • Salary:  £18,583 per year
  • Closing date: Friday 10 April 2020
  • Interview date: 5 or 6 May 2020

Download the Job Description

People & Planet particularly encourages applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds, trans people, queer people, people with disabilities and people with 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.

As the internship is based at our office in Oxford, we can assist with relocation costs in the form of a discretionary loan to successful applicants. We pay our interns the Oxford Living Wage.

Candidates need to be available to commit to the full 13 months of the internship. Successful candidates must have the right to work in the UK and must be able to prove this.

How to apply

Complete an application form and send to recruitment@peopleandplanet.org 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 Word Application Form or Download Libre Office Application Form

 

Non-Student Trustee (voluntary role)

As P&P is a student-led campaigns organisation, the P&P Board of Trustees is largely made up of democratically elected student Trustees, and the Board is Chaired by a student Trustee. However, Non-student trustees are also necessary as they bring valuable knowledge, expertise and experience to the Board, for the organisation and in supporting our non-student trustees. The Board is currently looking for another non-student trustee to join the Board, for a minimum of a two year term.

Board meetings are held four times per year in Oxford, London or in the North, varying locations to improve accessibility for trustees, having the ability to travel to these is necessary.

We are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background.
We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in progressive
movements and we're committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen
to receive applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic people; people with disabilities;
people who identify as being LGTBQIA; people who have a mental health condition; and people
who identify as working-class or have done so in the past.

Download the job description for more information.

How To Apply

Please send a copy of your CV and an expression of interest letter detailing how you meet the person specification and skills and experience (no more than one page) to recruitment@peopleandplanet.org

Closing date: 5th March

Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend a skype interview.

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.