Every year we hold our flagship Speaker Tour. We travel around the country with international and national speakers, to bring the stories of those affected by the pandemic to decision makers and students alike.

It’s an essential element of our campaign, bringing the big statistics and complicated patenting laws that we normally grapple with, down to the individual. One person and the story of the stigma they’ve faced, the difficulty they’ve gone through to access the lifesaving medicines they deserve, or the day they found out they were HIV positive. It’s powerful and can help educate, motivate and ultimately mobilise hundreds of young people – and decision makers – around the UK.

Read the account of student Harriet from Edinburgh about last year’s Tour.

Our campaigns often focus on the impact of HIV and AIDS in developing countries, but we also know it is a big problem in theUK, especially amongst young people.

So hearing from diverse speakers is essential to us, which is why we’re not just looking for an international speaker (who we are currently in the processes of interviewing for), but we’re also looking for someone from theUK or Irelandtoo – to localise the issue and bring it right home – that this is truly a global pandemic.

Apply to be a National Speaker

If live in the UK/ Ireland, are aged roughly 18-35, and have a story to tell then we’d love you to apply! You can find out more about last year’s tour here.

When? We are offering this as a part-time or full-time opportunity. You will be required at a week of training /c 21st January 2013 to help you develop your story before the tour begins. After the training, the tour will visit around 20 Universities across the UK within a four week period, including meetings in Parliament with key UK decision makers. The tour runs from Monday 28th January until Friday 23rd February. Please outline how many full weeks you are available for in your application (you must be available for at least one full week).

This is an unpaid voluntary role however expenses will be covered including travel, basic accommodation and some phone costs, and you will receive a weekly per diem for food/sundries throughout the tour.

Any questions please contact Kate on kates@restlessdevelopment.org

Deadline: Friday 26th October 2012.

We look forward to reading your applications!