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We’re hiring… join the team!

About the campaign

Make Votes Matter (MVM) is the movement to introduce Proportional Representation to the House of Commons. The group formed after the hugely disproportionate 2015 General Election (in which 74% of votes were wasted and some votes were worth 168 times as much as others), and now leads the movement to win real democracy. MVM combines the power of people taking action from the grassroots up with coordinated activity by an Alliance of politicians, public figures, parties and organisations to win PR in years, rather than decades.

We have come a long way since we formed less than three years ago and made a great deal of progress in our mission to win real democracy. Most of this work has been achieved by a small team working incredibly hard, with the support of many wonderful volunteers, local groups, and allies both inside and outside Parliament.

To gain a broad understanding of our strategic approach, you may find it helpful to read the narrative of our latest Crowdfunder.


Roles we’re looking for…

Grassroots Leader

 

We are looking for an exceptional individual to lead our grassroots work: one of the three main strands of MVM’s campaign strategy. Liaising closely with other senior staff, this senior position will set the direction of the activist movement, lead a sub-team and oversee planning and delivery of major actions. The role requires confidence, creativity, great organisational skills and strong communication.

Location: Bristol preferred (remote working also considered).

Salary: £20,800

Send your application to: team@makevotesmatter.org.uk.

Deadline extended: midnight Saturday 9th March 2019.


Fundraising Leader

 

The successful applicant will be responsible for implementing and further developing our ambitious fundraising strategy. including crowdfunding, grant applications, regular giving channels, mid- and high-net-worth donors, legacies and events. The job will require substantial fundraising experience combined with an unwavering commitment to winning real democracy!

Location: Bristol preferred (remote working also considered).

Salary: £20,800

Send your application to: team@makevotesmatter.org.uk.

Deadline extended: midnight Saturday 9th March 2019.


Labour Mobiliser

 

This post will play a crucial role in delivering a key part of MVM’s campaign strategy: mobilising Labour and trade union support for PR. Sitting within the Labour sub-team, the role requires a high level of organisation, great communication skills, and an understanding of the Labour movement’s aims, values and culture.

Location: Remote working. Bristol office available.

Salary: £20,800

Send your application to: team@makevotesmatter.org.uk.

Deadline extended: midnight Saturday 9th March 2019.


Alliance Builder

 

Working closely with the Alliance Leader, this person will be responsible for growing and diversifying the Alliance, dramatically increasing its reach and visibility and organising events and meetings. The role requires confidence, creativity, great organisational skills, strong communication and an open and friendly attitude to people of all parties and none.

Location: Bristol preferred (remote working also considered).

Salary: £20,800

Send your application to: team@makevotesmatter.org.uk.

Deadline extended: midnight Saturday 9th March 2019.


Internships

 

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are interested in gaining invaluable experience of political campaigning, while helping to bring about vital change to British democracy. As well as providing administrative support for the team, the successful candidate will have opportunities to take part in a variety of campaigning and advocacy activities - from coordination of grassroots activists, to outreach to MPs and political parties.

Send your application to: team@makevotesmatter.org.uk.

Deadline extended: midnight Saturday 9th March 2019.

Location: Bristol. Accommodation, plus food and expenses, is provided for the duration of the internship in our lovely Clifton Wood head office.

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