current vacancies

People & Planet is the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment. We're currently recruiting for a Co-Director: Climate Change Campaigns, and three Campaigns & Movement Building Coordinators (paid internships).

We're currently recruiting for a two vacancies: Co-Director: Climate Change Campaigns, and for our paid internship programme.

2018 paid internship vacancies

People & Planet has 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 three full-time Campaigns & Movement Building Coordinators.

Key Information

  • Contract: Fixed term 13 months
  • Starting: Successful applicants will begin on 25 June and then take part in residential training with other students in the network from 27 June to 1 July (note: this includes the weekend). After a week off, co-ordinator training will start on Monday 9 July.
  • Location: People & Planet, The Old Music Hall, 106-108 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1JE
  • Salary: £17,635 per annum
  • Closing date: 5pm Friday 20 April 2018
  • Interview date: 21 or 22 May 2018

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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 recruitment2018@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.

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Co-Director: Climate Change Campaigns

We’re looking for an experienced and passionate campaigner to lead and shape our climate campaigns. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of building a mass movement to challenge the fossil fuel industry and stand in solidarity with front-line communities.

The fossil fuel industry is unequivocally driving us toward global climate crisis: we will not keep dangerous climate change at bay without halting fossil fuel extraction. We stand with communities across the globe that are resisting the land expulsions and human rights abuses associated with extractive industries. People & Planet is part of the global Fossil Free divestment movement with our world leading Fossil Free Universities and new Divest Barclays campaigns.

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This Job Description was updated on 13 March. We changed the sentence "Excellent policy analysis and
research skills backed up by sound knowledge of social justice, fair trade and workers' rights issues"
to "Excellent policy analysis and research skills."
 

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 make 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. 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.

Key Information

  • Contract: Permanent position. Part time: 28 hours per week. Core days Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • Starting: As soon as possible.
  • Location: East Oxford office. Remote working is not available for this role.
  • Salary: £29,684 pro rata (£23,747 per annum)
  • Closing date: 5pm Monday 9 April 2018
  • Interview date: Thursday 19 April 2018

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!

How to apply

Complete an application form and send to recruitment2018@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.

Overview information about People & Planet

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.