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Campaigns Contact - Various Locations

Campaigns Contact

Locations: East Dorset & New Forest, East Sussex, Mid Kent, Southampton & Winchester District, West Dorset, West Kent, West Surrey, West Sussex South, Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde, Central & East Lancashire, Grimsby & Cleethorpes , Scarborough and Bridlington, West Yorkshire, York, Yorkshire Dales, Birmingham & Solihull, Coventry & Warwickshire, Dudley & Wolverhampton, Walsall & Sandwell, North West London, South & East Somerset, Oxfordshire, South Bucks, Reading & West Berkshire, Windsor & East Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Cornwall, Plymouth, Torbay, North Devon, Exeter & East Devon, South & West Somerset, South & East Somerset, East Dorset & New Forest, East Sussex, Mid Kent, Southampton & Winchester District, West Dorset, West Kent, West Surrey, West Sussex South, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Stamford, Leicestershire & Rutland, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Milton Keynes, North & East Hertfordshire, Colchester & North East Essex, South Hertfordshire, Chelmsford & Mid Essex, South Essex, Worcestershire, South Wales, West Wales, Wirral, North Wales, Durham & Darlington, Hambleton & Richmond, Tyne & Wear, North & West Cumbria

Could you...

  • Help create positive change for people living with a devastating and fatal condition?
  • Inspire and empower others to take campaigning actions locally? 
  • Be open to developing new skills, meeting amazing people and having fun?
  • The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association wants to hear from you! 

 

We are seeking volunteers to join our growing team of Campaigns Contacts across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

As a Campaigns Contact you will be involved in a wide range of campaigning activities, including promoting our flagship Champion the Charter campaign both on and offline, influencing your Member of Parliament or Assembly Members, and councillors, and building momentum for positive change in your local area.

Some Campaigns Contacts also get involved in our national campaigning, for example by speaking at events in parliament and commenting on policy.

The MND Association has over 90 branches and groups across our regions, and nations, all run entirely by volunteers who work together to campaign and raise awareness, provide support, and fundraise at a local level. Campaigns Contacts keep their local branch/group up to date on all campaigning news and activities and build support for campaigning locally. You’ll be joining a growing network of fantastic people who are passionate about creating change for people living with MND and their carers. Prior experience in campaigning is not required.

If you can help a little we can change a lot. Please consider joining us to campaign for people living with the disease to receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time, to achieve the highest quality of life possible, and the ability to die with dignity.

Region
Yorkshire and the Humber, West Midlands, Wales, South West, East, North West, North East, London, East Midlands, South East
Job Reference
CCBS

Role Description

What does this role involve?

  • Being a member of the MND campaign network www.mndassociation.org/campaign-network
  • Be the primary contact for campaigning information and materials for your branch/group.
  • To lead on, and encourage other local branch/group members to participate in campaigning actions, including out flagship Champion the Charter campaign www.mndcharter.org.uk 
  • Work with your Campaigns Manager to identify issues and gather evidence for local campaigns.
  • Feedback to Policy and Campaigns Team on branch/group campaigning, and the ongoing outcomes of your activities.
  • Be an active part of a wider network of campaigners across England, Wales and Northern Ireland

 

Ideal Skills

This role would suit someone who is passionate about making a positive change for those living with MND, their families, and carers.

Possesses good communication, and networking skills.

The ability to communicate our campaigning messages with a wide range of audiences, including branch/group members, politicians and decision makers and the general public (training provided).

Organised, and good with good with time management.

Has the ability to access to email/ the internet.

Able to commit to a couple of hours a week on average.

Other information

You will be provided with a thorough induction into the Association and the role, ongoing support and access to a range of workshops and event.

Full training and induction will be provided and travel expenses will be reimbursed.

  • MND is a fatal, rapidly progressive disease that affects the brain and spinal cord

  • It attacks the nerves that control movement so muscles refuse to work. Sensory nerves are not usually affected

  • It can leave people locked in a failing body, unable to move, talk and eventually breath

  • It kills a third of people within a year and more than half within two years of diagnosis

  • It has no cure

The MND Association was founded in 1979. Our mission is to improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers. We also fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments and brings us closer to a cure for MND. The Association also campaigns and raises awareness so the needs of people with MND, and everyone who cares for them, are recognised and addressed by wider society.

 

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