We are proud to be one of 30 environmental and animal welfare organisations in the UK 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 for Nature’s Recovery.
According to Policy Exchange “The environmental sector is officially the second-least racially diverse profession in the country, after farming.” This is a real problem, because it is black and brown communities around the world that are suffering the most from the climate emergency and ecological crisis. As we go into what might be our last stand for climate and nature, it is essential that the organisations leading this fight represent the communities they serve and protect.
Our participation in this scheme will see us looking to advertise in the spring for a campaigns assistant to join our team to help deliver our objectives to prevent animal suffering in the UK and abroad. This role will provide experience within the charity sector and give a great insight into animal welfare campaigning for those that are interested in working in this area. It will be a valuable and inspiring experience offering the chance to 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.
So, 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. So, keep your eyes peeled for the advert and make sure to speak to your Jobcentre work coach about the placement.
You can read more about the Race for Nature’s Recovery programme here: https://www.race4nature.org.uk/