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Who are we?

38 Degrees is made up of more than 2 million people from all walks of life across the UK. We have different backgrounds and opinions, but we all agree – politics works better when more of us get involved.

38 Degrees helps make that happen, by giving people in every corner of the country the tools to make our voices heard on the issues we care about. Together, we sign online petitions, chip in to fund expert research and talk to our MPs. In the space of a week, millions of members could be campaigning on anything from protecting our NHS and stopping cuts to Universal Credit, to saving local libraries and pushing for laws that welcome more refugees.

We run campaigns which help make Britain a better and fairer place to live.

38 Degrees is independent. The 2 million of us who take part vote for all political parties and none, and we’re funded by tens of thousands of small donations from members of the public.

We don’t just seek to change the outside world either; at 38 Degrees, we’re always learning how to be even more mindful of how our country, our priorities and our team is changing, and are as responsive as possible to ensure our culture is as inclusive and considerate as humanly and technologically possible.

38 Degrees is striving to build a team that reflects the diversity of our membership and our locations, and is truly inclusive. We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly people of colour, trans and non-binary people, and disabled people.

Jobs

Campaigns Manager

Salary : £40,000 to £55,000
Location: London or Edinburgh
Reporting to: Head of Campaigns
Hours: Full Time (40 hours a week)
Contract: Permanent (fixed term considered)
Closing date: 4/10/19
We encourage individuals to apply as early as possible as we will be going through applications as they arrive.

We’re looking for a Campaigns Manager to help us run and win campaigns that make the UK a better place. You’ll be part of a high-trust, supportive team and you’ll play a significant role in shaping the overall direction of 38 Degrees – whether that’s shaping our culture, developing our team or contributing to and leading parts of our organisational strategy.

Day-to-day you’ll be creating strategies and guiding teams to put those plans into action – sometimes responding fast to a news moment and other times working on longer term projects and campaigns. You’ll be a champion of our members and come up with ideas and tactics that will make real change in the world – from digital tools like petitions, to media and working with external partners and allies.You should apply for this role if:

▪You work well as a part of a team and enjoy collaborating
▪You are passionate about making change by giving ordinary people the power to do so
▪You’re able to balance work on both longer term campaigns and projects, and quick reactive campaigns
▪You are skilled in creating media angles and securing coverage that could help us win campaigns
▪You are able to apply your political knowledge to impact decision makers
▪You have the ability to grasp new systems, new tools and new ideas and issues quickly
▪You’re open-minded and willing to learn new approaches to your role and the culture
▪You’d enjoy managing the moving parts of a project or campaign. This includes leading a team, making quick decisions, making mistakes and learning from them
▪You would thrive in a culture which encourages you to innovate, take risks & are prepared to get things wrong, as well as creating relation-ships in the team which enable a high level of trust
▪You are a good strategic thinker , and could create winning campaigns strategies

How to apply: Please fill in the application form at the bottom of this page: https://boards.greenhouse.io/38degrees/jobs/4421236002

Director of People and Finance

Salary : £65,000 to £70,000
Location: London
Reporting to: CEO
Hours: Full Time (40 hours a week)
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: 4/10/19
We encourage individuals to apply as early as possible as we will be going through applications as they arrive.

Benefits: 27 days holiday per year (plus Bank Holidays), employer pension contribution, 24 hour employee support line, enhanced family leave policies, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, free annual flu vaccination, rental deposit loan, contribution to eye tests

We’re looking for a Director of People and Finance to join the leadership of 38 Degrees. This is a new role at 38 Degrees, and we are particularly keen to bring in best-in-class culture and peo-ple experience and skills – as well as the capacity to ensure excellence and continuing im-provement across our internal operations.

You will work with the CEO and as part of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to lead the organisation in a clear and collegiate way, including contributing to 38 Degrees’ organisational strategy. You will want to deploy your talents to serve our members’ desire to help build a better UK.

You’ll be bright, enthusiastic, decisive, strategic and inspiring. You will be a fast, flexible thinker, able to ensure we have a healthy, positive, sustainable, transparent organisation both for the short and long term.

More specifically, you’ll take responsibility for leading on people and culture (including HR and facilities), finance and sustainability, risk and regulation, governance and office support. You will manage, mentor and develop the existing internal operations team of five, as well as continue to grow the team who will support you leading these critical functions. You will be willing and able to be “hands-on” when needed, alongside your strategic contribution.

For a detailed role description, please click here.

How to apply: Please fill in the application form at the bottom of this page: https://boards.greenhouse.io/38degrees/jobs/4418080002

Campaign Technologist (Ruby Developer)

Updated July 2019

The tech team at 38 Degrees design and build software that helps our members and our colleagues campaign to make Britain a fairer and better place to live.

In the last few years we’ve built dozens of new tools, including:

  • A custom CRM that holds data on the millions of members who take part in our campaigns
  • A second CRM that holds data on MPs and other politicians
  • A website that helped hundreds of our members organise their own local picnics and fundraising events to support their local parks
  • A tool that guides people through the process of calling their MP to discuss a forthcoming Parliamentary vote

Together with our campaigning staff, we’re always working on ideas for what to build next. You’ll need to communicate and collaborate with people across the whole organisation, and across our sister organisations in other countries around the world, to imagine, design, and build new features and new tools swiftly enough to take advantage of fast-moving political opportunities.

Our current vacancies are for mid-range or senior developers – we will generally expect applicants to have at least a few years of commercial web development experience. There are no formal education requirements for this role – as long as you can show us you have the skills we don’t mind where you got them from!

We build most of our software in Ruby (mostly Rails), use Postgres hosted on AWS RDS for most of our databases, and use Heroku to host most of our web applications. If your previous experience is with a different tech stack but you’d enjoy learning ours next, then we’re still interested in talking to you.

Key skills/experience/traits:

  • Problem analysis and problem solving
  • Idea generation
  • Able to work independently
  • Quick to seek help when stuck or uncertain
  • Can cope with context-switching to juggle multiple fast-changing projects and priorities
  • Able to communicate effectively and work well with a diverse range of non-technical colleagues
  • Open-minded and willing to learn new approaches to your role and our culture
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails or another web framework

Nice-to-have:

  • Interested in politics/social justice, any experience of political campaigning/activism
  • Project management skills
  • Experience of giving and receiving feedback
  • Exposure to Padrino, Postgres, AWS (RDS, Redshift, SES, S3), Heroku, React

Location: Based in either of our offices; Farringdon, London or Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

Salary range: £40,000 – £50,000 mid-range, £50,000 – £60,000 senior

Benefits: 27 days holiday per year (plus Bank Holidays), employer pension contribution, 24 hour employee support line, enhanced family leave policies, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, free annual flu vaccination, rental deposit loan, contribution to eye tests

How to apply:
Please fill in the application form at the bottom of this page: https://boards.greenhouse.io/38degrees/jobs/4300904002

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Internship Program : Campaigns Internship

38 Degrees Internships are paid, 8 months in length and are recruited 3 times a year.  Our recruitment is now closed. Please check back in January 2020 for more information.

Salary : tbc

Hours: Full Time (40 hours a week)

Contract: Fixed Term Contract, 8 months

Location: London (NB: We offer a loan of up to £700 for a rent deposit, which you would pay over eight months)

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