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Join our poverty-busting team in the north of England

Posted by Nicola Sansom Activism and Community Campiagner

10th Jul 2012

Would you like to become the Activism Assistant and join our poverty busting team?

This fantastic role involves recruiting and training volunteers to join our campaigning group network, and helping to coordinate Oxfam's campaigning presence at larger events in the North! Want to find out more? Download the full job spec.

To apply, fill in the application form and write a covering letter about why you want the role. The deadline is Sunday 5 August and the preferred method of applying is electronic (save the trees!).

Interview date is Monday 13 August (please keep it free) and the start date would be as soon as possible after that.

The role is unpaid (though food and travel expenses will be covered). It is based in Manchester but will require travel across the North of England and will be for two to three days a week from August until February (6 months). (Two days office based with one flexible day per week for events/ evening meetings as required).

If you have any questions feel free to get in touch. Email:

The current intern Eamon Rooke says: "Interning with Oxfam has been one of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences that I've ever had. I've learned the best ways to communicate and organise the management of events and activism generally. I've become more confident in the skills I had prior to interning, and have been encouraged to pursue them through the supporting Oxfam team.

"This has made me much more employable than I was 6 months ago! But more importantly, I've worked within an organisation that's passionate about ending poverty. At Oxfam, you really feel part of a global, social movement for justice. Whether you're training volunteers, or chasing tanks through central London, it doesn't really get more fulfilling than that."

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