Sortition Foundation is looking for an experienced, skilled, strategic digital campaigner to target the public, increase the salience of House of Lords reform and build the movement for democratic renewal. In doing so you will contribute to our goal of transforming politics.
Keir Starmer has pledged to abolish the House of Lords in Labour’s first term and Gordon Brown’s commission called the Lords “indefensible”. Furthermore, there is wide support for House of Lords reform amongst the public and in the media, from all across the political spectrum.
However, while there is wide agreement that the Lords needs to change, there is no consensus around what new form it should take. Sortition Foundation recognises this as a real opportunity to build public support and secure political commitment to implement a “House of Citizens”, institutionalising a Citizens’ Assembly to scrutinise government proposals and hold politicians to account.
The UK Digital Campaigner will work with our Campaign Working Group to drive bold, effective multi-platform digital campaigns. This includes implementing digital strategy, engaging in key campaign mobilisations and collaborating with Sortition Foundation campaign partners.
Our not-for-profit organisation is run in a democratic model of cooperative collaboration between staff with work streams operating through a number of working groups that deliver the campaigns, operations and sortition services central to our work.
We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in the movement for real democracy and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people of colour, women, disabled people and/or those living with a chronic medical condition, people who identify as being LGBTQIA, and working class people.
For more information, please see the detailed role description.
How to apply
- To apply, please email a CV and covering letter to [email protected]
- To ask any questions or clarifications about the role, please also email [email protected]
- Starting date: ASAP.
- Closing date for applications is Monday 27 March at 09:00.
- Interviews are scheduled to be held on the afternoon of Thursday 6 April.
- A decision will be made ASAP after the interviews and all applicants notified of the outcome.