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We actively encourage applications from people with a variety of backgrounds, experience and perspectives. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under represented at 38 Degrees.

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Political Organiser 

Organisers at 38 Degrees are responsible for supporting thousands of 38 Degrees members to meet with MPs and other politicians on a regular basis. We believe that democracy is better with more people involved, so we help people from all walks of life and from all over the UK to influence decision-makers.

We’re looking for outstanding organisers with proven abilities to work creatively, with a track record of designing innovative processes, delivering big programmes of work and brilliant communications skills.

Organisers will probably have at least 1-2 years of relevant experience. Your experience doesn’t necessarily need to be in an NGO or campaign group, it can be from work that you have done on a voluntary basis or in your own community. You will be working from our London office.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver brilliant meetings and events: Facilitate thousands of 38 Degrees members meeting with hundreds of MPs across a variety of campaigns and topics.
  • Support 38 Degrees members from start to finish, and liaise with MPs’ offices. Organise logistics and materials for events and meetings, such as filming and photography.
  • Design efficient and innovative processes: Help develop the MP meeting programme to scale-up the numbers of meetings and numbers of 38 Degrees members involved. Make sure the programme is an efficient spend of 38 Degrees members’ money. Regularly help evaluate the programme to spot opportunities to innovate.
  • Integrate with campaigns: Work closely with campaigns teams to find opportunities for MP meetings or other political organising, such as hustings or parliamentary events. Provide strategic advice on organising opportunities.

Your skills and experience
These is a challenging role that requires hard work, flexibility, good judgment, initiative and an ability to deliver results in fast paced environment. You will have a deep commitment to our mission of empowering people everywhere to win campaigns on critical issues.

Your core skills and experience will include:

  • Professionalism, efficiency and results-oriented delivery on short timelines
  • The ability to write fantastic, clear, persuasive copy, quickly
  • Commitment to social change and people power
  • Fantastic teamwork skills and the ability to work quickly and collaboratively
  • The ability to multi-task and thrive in an organisation where our campaign priorities change with the news agenda
  • The ability to quickly understand and engage with complex logistics and campaign plans
  • The ability to quickly learn and understand new campaign areas without getting lost in unnecessary detail
  • A willingness to take risks, fail and adapt
  • Identifying, designing, and winning a campaign with on or offline tactics
  • Facilitation experience – this job will require working with lots of different members and experience in making sure everyone can participate is important
  • Event management experience
  • Creativity for campaign tactics and strategies
  • A proven ability to get to grips with new technology (like a mass email platform or the Facebook ad platform) quickly and calmly

We actively encourage applications from people with a variety of backgrounds, experience and perspectives. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under represented at 38 Degrees.

How to apply:

Send us your CV (no more than 2 pages) and covering letter detailing how you meet the above criteria, to [email protected], by 12pm on the 2nd January 2018.

 

Our office is London based. Salary: £25-40k depending on experience

Software Engineer (Ruby)

Updated July 2017

Work on the cutting edge of political campaigning with a small high-performing in-house tech team. 38 Degrees creates software that allows millions of people to make their voices heard on the issues that matter to them – through the internet and on the ground. We’re recruiting innovative problem solvers who are passionate about taking our technology platform to the next level. This is an opportunity to join our team of campaigners and work together to design, build, break and reinvent the tools that help make the UK fairer, protect our environment and enhance our democracy.

38 Degrees is a campaigning community of millions who come together to take action and win campaigns on issues such as protecting our NHS, clamping down on tax dodging and stopping climate change. We use tools like petitions, emailing representatives, meeting our MPs in our towns and much more. Together we’ve already won some impressive victories, like protecting tax credits from government cuts and delaying the dangerous international trade-deal TTIP. And we’re just getting started!

Technology is core to our mission. We’ve been at the forefront of digital activism for the past 7 years. We’ve built tools for organising hundreds of simultaneous events, connecting members with their local representatives and allowing members to take over 1 million actions per month. We want to massively expand our on-the-ground organising abilities, find new ways to connect members together and expand into new channels like mobile push and Whatsapp. We need talented engineers to turn ideas into reality.

This is a software engineering role someone passionate about working with a collaborative, multidisciplinary, mission-driven team. Managed by the Lead Software Engineer you’ll work on the design and implementation of our tech platform, composed of several inter-related apps and services. You’ll work closely with the rest of the team to deliver our organisational mission.

Day-to-day:

  • Work on new features across our different apps, fix bugs and keep a watch on potential security and performance issues
  • Work with campaigners to bring campaign ideas to life. You’ll ask questions to help people get clear on what it is they’re trying to do and the best way to achieve it.
  • Help make decisions with the rest of the team about where to focus development for the next week or month.
  • Collaborate directly with international partner organisations in countries around the world – making pull requests and checking out the latest commits.
  • Take time to play and be creative with ideas for campaigning tools that you’re excited about.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Fluent in at least on programming language and framework
  • Determined and thorough- can see a project through from idea to prototyping, design, production, scaling and beyond

This might be the job for you if you are:

  • A quick learner
  • A builder and a problem solver. Able to rapidly get new features and apps up and running. Willing to experiment and fail
  • Excited about designing the whole architecture of an application or platform
  • Excited by creating tech for new ways to engage millions of people in political action
  • Passionate about working with a collaborative, multidisciplinary, mission-driven team!

To apply and for more details on the stack of technology you’ll be working on, click here.

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Internship Program : Campaigns Internship / Campaigns By You Internship

38 Degrees Internships are paid, 6 months in length and begin on a quarterly basis.

The current round is now closed for applications.  

Please keep an eye on this page for the next round of recruitment.

 

We anticipate receiving a large number of applications for this post, and hope you will understand that we cannot reply individually to all unsuccessful candidates.  If you have not heard from us by 19th January therefore, this will mean that we have, regrettably, decided not to shortlist you for the post.

 

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