At Make Our Rights Reality, we are looking for eight enthusiastic young volunteers (aged 18-25) to make up the second steering group for our national campaign – Our Minds Our Future – demanding young people’s right to better mental healthcare.
Our Minds Our Future is a campaign led and delivered by young people. As a member of this new steering group, you’ll pick up where last year’s group left off – building on their campaign strategy to grow the campaign through its second year.
This is a fantastic opportunity for young people who are passionate about improving mental health services and making sure young voices are taken seriously by the people in power. You’ll get training and support to develop key skills in campaigning, project management and communications, as well as a certificate and references at the end of the year.
Not sure if it’s for you? Don’t be put off if you don’t have tonnes of experience. You might have been involved in campaigning or activism, you might have first-hand experience of the impact of mental ill health, or you might just be really keen to apply your skills to this area. Your enthusiasm, willingness to learn and commitment to driving the campaign forward are what’s most important to us.
This is an unpaid, voluntary role, requiring around 3 hours per month of your time to develop plans and attend monthly video meetings, plus 3 weekend-long meetups in London.
To apply, read this recruitment pack carefully, then send a covering letter (max 500 words), or a video or voice recording, outlining why you would like to be on the steering group and why your experience, skills and interests would make you a good addition to the team (looking carefully at the section “Who are we looking for?”), Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Sunday 28th April.
If you’re not sure about the application process, you can email email@example.com or call us on 0208 772 9900 to talk about the role and what sort of application process might better suit you.