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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

MDMD Campaigns and Communications Manager/Humanists UK Assisted Dying Campaigner

The charity Humanists UK and the non-profit campaign My Death, My Decision (MDMD) are now recruiting for this vital role at the heart of the national movement for a compassionate assisted dying law.

The successful candidate will be able to focus on this bespoke policy area and will be dedicated to the task of continuing our campaigning work bringing it to the attention of the general public and in government.

As well as someone who can run this important campaign, we’re looking for a candidate who has excellent organisational and administrative skills too, who is able to to work independently and take the initiative with tasks and with making decisions. The ability to work well in teams is essential as you will be working across two different organisations, and with a wide array of stakeholders.

Further information is contained in this application pack and we would ask you to read this carefully. Should you wish to apply for the role please download and complete this application form. Applications MUST be sent to hr@humanists.uk and not the recruiting manager. Please note CV’s and cover letters are not accepted and will not be responded to.

If you would like to discuss the role before applying please contact the recruiting managers. For MDMD, please contact Trevor Moore, Chair, trevor.moore@mydeath-mydecision.org.uk. For Humanists UK, please contact Karen Wright, Public Affairs Manager, karen@humanists.uk.

The closing date for applications is 21:00 on Sunday 28 November, however we reserve the right to close this vacancy sooner if we find and appoint an applicant. As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, for this post we would particularly welcome applications from women and people from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Public Affairs Manager (12-month maternity cover)

We have an opportunity for a Public Affairs Manager to help us with our public affairs work, specifically building and maintaining strong relationships with public affairs stakeholders (e.g. parliaments, governments, wider political networks, and civil society) and related work in furtherance of our public policy objectives.

This role requires a well-organised candidate, able to react to short or urgent deadlines, with excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to research papers and briefings. You’ll be a good team player working with several members of staff within and outside of our Public Affairs team, plus the ability to negotiate with key stakeholders. You’ll need to demonstrate a commitment to the campaigning aims of Humanists UK. Lobbying experience is essential in this role.

Please note this is a 12-month maternity cover role. Additional detail is given in the application pack.

To apply please complete this application form. We do not accept CV’s or cover letters and they will not be read. Applications MUST be sent to hr@humanists.uk and not the recruiting manager. If you have further questions about this role please email Karen Wright, our current Public Affairs Manager at karen@humanists.uk.

The closing date for applications is Friday 3 December at 09:00.

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