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Reference: 42462

Date Added: 8 October 2013
Closing Date: 19 October 2013

Job Title: Activism Coordinator

Working For: Labour Campaign for Human Rights

Location: London

Salary: Voluntary (part-time)

Length of Contract:

Job Details

The Labour Campaign for Human Rights (LCHR) is a political campaign formed of Labour activists. Our mission is to champion a Labour vision for human rights.
We aim to foster debate and discussion within the Party and develop ideas for policies that will best protect human rights.
Our activities include:
Discussion - LCHR serves as a forum and platform for Labour members and others who have an interest in human rights. We foster dialogue between civil society, academia, the public, and the Labour Party on human rights issues.
Advocacy - the group engages with Labour Party policy and Labour politicians to ensure that human rights are at the heart of Labour’s foreign and domestic policy agendas.
Policy work - LCHR generates policy proposals for the Labour Party that ensure the protection and promotion of human rights.
Information - We bring human rights issues closer to Labour MPs by facilitating contact with human rights defenders and providing information on human rights concerns.
Public, grassroots campaigning and awareness raising - We raise the profile of human rights issues in the wider Party.
Working with PPCs - LCHR engages with Labour PPCs to encourage them to promote human rights if and when they are elected to Parliament.
LCHR was formed in August 2013 and is now looking for an Activism Coordinator to support its outreach activities. 
Responsibilities include:
a) Liaising with CLPs and coordinating activism in constituencies
b) Communicating with activists and other interested parties
c) Reaching out to Labour groups across the country, including universities 
Ideal candidates will have: 
a) a keen interest in human rights and activism/politics
b) excellent interpersonal skills
c) good understanding of the Labour Party, including knowledge of CLP work, as well as  national, regional and youth groups
This is a great opportunity for anybody wanting to gain experience in political campaigning, communications and human rights. It is a voluntary role for someone to do in their spare time. Commitment is flexible.

W4MP Note:
The role being advertised is a voluntary one. As such, there are no set hours and responsibilities and you should be free to come and go as you wish. If the post demands set hours and/or has a specific job description you may be deemed to be a ‘worker’ and be covered by National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage legislation. See http://www.w4mp.org/jobs-listings-events/jobs/
for more information about National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage.

Closing Date: 19 October 2013

Interview/Start Dates

Start date ASAP. We may ask candidates to meet us for a brief, informal interview.

Application Details

Please send a brief note to andrew.noakes@lchr.org.uk stating why you are interested in the position and describing your experience.

Website: http://www.lchr.org.uk

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