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Humanists UK has a small team of expert staff, and a friendly and supportive work environment. Our current staff vacancies are below.

See also: our volunteer vacancies

Education Campaigns Manager

An exciting opportunity to get involved in a key area of our Public Affairs and Policy work.

The successful candidate will be well organised, able to work to tight deadlines and be able to react to urgent matters at a moment’s notice. You’ll be a good team player having to liaise with several members of staff. You’ll have a demonstrable commitment to the campaigning aims of Humanists UK. You’ll have excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to produce press releases, research papers, and briefings. And lobbying experience is essential in this role.

Role of the Education Campaigns Manager

The Education Campaigns Manager is responsible to the Director of Public Affairs and Policy for the achievement of the public policy objectives of Humanists UK in relation to schools, education, and young people’s rights on a national and local level, namely:

  • that all children should learn equally about religious and non-religious approaches to life in an objective, critical, and pluralistic manner;
  • that there should be an end to requirements for schools to provide religious worship and the introduction of requirements for inclusive assemblies instead;
  • that there should be an end to religious selection of pupils and staff in state schools;
  • that the school organisation system should prioritise schools with no religious character over schools with a religious character;
  • that the loopholes which allow illegal schools to operate, many of which are religiously extreme, should be closed;
  • that children’s rights to education and to freedom of religion and belief should be upheld

through reactive and proactive campaigns including local, national, media, public and parliamentary campaigning.

If this sounds like something for you, please download the application form, detailing how you match the person specification on pages 7 and 8 of the application pack. Please do not send CVs or cover letters as these will NOT be read. If you wish to discuss the role before applying please email the recruiting manager Richy Thompson.

Completed forms should be returned by 09:00 on Wednesday 22 September.

Video Editor (Freelance)

We have a vacancy for a freelance video editor to help with editing and packaging video content from our lecture series and other events. If you have the following skills then you could be right for this role:

  1. Experience of Adobe Creative Suite/Creative Cloud (in particular, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Audition), or similar applications
  2. Good written and verbal communication skills
  3. Able to work within organisational Brand Guidelines

We have an estimate for around 40 hours’ work for the initial contract, based on an expected 10 hours total of long-form deliverables. We’re open to working with people with different sorts of schedules and time commitments. Prior to beginning the contract, we would agree to a schedule for delivery of edited videos for inspection and payment upon invoice.

Further information can be found by downloading this application pack. If you have any questions prior to applying please email the Events Manager, Ian Scott on ian@humanists.uk.

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