Youth Stop AIDS Steering Committee 2018-2019

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We’re looking for 8 young people (18-32 years) to lead Youth Stop AIDS by joining our Steering Committee! As a voluntary Board Member, you’ll guide Youth Stop AIDS decision-making, be an ambassador for the network and provide support to the campaign and network in different areas. 

So if you’re passionate about youth-led development, HIV & AIDS and believe in our values, then keep reading! This opportunity is open to anyone (18 – 32 years) based anywhere in the UK and will run from December to November 2019.

What positions are we recruiting for? 

Regional Organisers  – We are recruiting three organiser positions for London & South East, Northern England and Scotland. Through using community organising principles, you’ll help our movement grow in your region whilst supporting groups and activists to be effective campaigners. You’ll represent campaigners in decision making and be a local Youth Stop AIDS ambassador for the network.

It Ain’t Over Officer – You’ll advise and support the design and implementation of the next steps for our It Ain’t Over campaign. We’ve already made huge strides putting HIV back onto the agenda but you’ll support us to grow the campaign (in context of Global Fund Replenishment) and support our campaigners to take high level actions.

Missing Medicines Officer – You’ll advise and support the design and implementation of the next steps for our Missing Medicines Campaign that’s looking to make drugs affordable and put people’s health at the heart of the Research & Development system. You’ll help represent Youth Stop AIDS in the Missing Medicines Coalition, support the implementation of the People’s Prescription Campaign and provide access to medicines expertise for the committee.

Fundraising Officer – You’ll work with Restless Development staff and our Steering Committee to advise and support with our fundraising efforts (community fundraising, corporate partnership and funding grants) so that we can grow our movement, build strong partnerships and have an even bigger impact.

Inclusivity and Diversity Officer – You’ll help ensure that Youth Stop AIDS develops into an even stronger diverse and inclusive movement. This role will involve forming & strengthening partnerships with different groups and representing different groups in Steering Committee meetings.

Campaign Mentor – Whether it’s advocating for PrEP to be provided on the NHS or standing up for LGBT rights around the world – we know that our movement campaigns on lots of issues that are related to the HIV response. In this role you’ll support young leaders within our movement, including those living with HIV, to be empowered and effective campaigners on the issues that they are most passionate about. You will also help represent these views of the people you’re working with in Steering Committee meetings.

What do you expect of Steering Committee members?

  • To volunteer at least 1 hour per week  to Youth Stop AIDS (on average, of course you could spend more time!)
  • Attend three physical meetings during the year  – Meetings will take place January, May and August (dates TBC). We will cover the cost of travel.
  • Take action! We’ll support you to take direct action, spread the word, lobby and fundraise!
  • As a team work to ensure our campaign is inclusive to young people from all backgrounds, reaching out to new groups of young people or new media ambassadors and supporting young campaigners or group activities directly.
  • Support national events and activities, from online campaign action to joining and promoting our headline events like Days of Actions and Speaker Tours.

What support will I get?

  • Campaign updates and information via the Youth Stop AIDS Network Facebook Group and group calls
  • Training, support and guidance from Restless Development and STOPAIDS staff.
  • Ongoing one-to-one support (phone calls, WhatsApp, emails, etc) from the Youth Stop AIDS Coordinator.

What else do I get from being in the Steering Committee?

  • Contribute to positive local and global change!
  • Learn about HIV & AIDS, International Development as well as campaign strategy and tactics
  • Build your skills in network coordination, influencing and lobbying, writing and social media, and public speaking
  • Being part of an exciting network of campaigners across the UK

Get more of a flavour of what you can do with Youth Stop AIDS by reading what Huck Magazine had to say about us, checking out this media piece about our Speaker Tour and watch our World AIDS Day video.

Feeling inspired?! Fill out this form by 5pm Friday 7th December . Steering Committee members will be elected at the Youth Stop AIDS Big Weekend in Leeds on the 9th December. Previous Steering Committee members are welcome to re-apply this year.

If you have any questions, please email James (Youth Stop AIDS Coordinator) on jamescole@restlessdevelopment.org.

Note: Young people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply