We are proud to be one of 30 environmental and animal welfare organisations in the UK who are making use of the Government’s Kickstart scheme to tackle the longstanding lack of racial diversity in the environmental movement. This programme is called the Race to Nature’s Recovery.
As we mentioned in our previous blog, The Policy Exchange identifed the environmental sector as being “the second-least racially diverse profession in the country, after farming.” But we want to change this with the recruitment of a new addition to our campaigns team.
The campaigns assistant will play an active part in the delivery of our animal welfare campaigns in the UK including our campaigns to end the dog and cat meat trade in Southeast Asia, end factory farming and promote meat reduction to fight climate change, end the global wildlife trade, encourage responsible pet ownership, and end the illegal puppy trade.
The role will play a crucial part in supporting our campaigns and helping to create public awareness of these animal welfare issues in order to reach our campaign goals. Whilst this role will sit predominantly within the FOUR PAWS UK campaigns team, it will offer the chance to gain oversight of the communications and fundraising departments too. Providing a great insight into animal welfare campaigning for those that are interested in working in this area, the role is intended to be a valuable and inspiring experience where you will learn a lot about animal welfare issues worldwide.
At FOUR PAWS UK, we value diversity and are currently underrepresented in terms of ethnic diversity within our campaigns teams, so we sincerely welcome applications from BAME applicants.
If you are a young person aged 16-24 and are on Universal Credit, then you may be eligible to apply for our Kickstart placement. Speak to your Jobcentre work coach about the placement and we look forward to seeing your application.
You can read more about the programme here: https://www.race4nature.org.uk/