We’re looking for three more young people to help lead Youth Stop AIDS by joining our nine person Steering Committee! As a voluntary 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 and global health and want to learn new skills and gain experience in the charity sector, we’d love you to apply! This opportunity is open to all young people (18 – 32 years) based in the UK or Ireland. For the available Regional Coordinator role, you need to be based in Scotland, Northern Ireland or Ireland.
We encourage people who are living with HIV and/or are from underrepresented groups or diverse backgrounds, to apply. Having identified weaknesses in our network and as part of our ongoing commitment to inclusivity, this is particularly relevant for the Inclusivity and Diversity Officer role.
What positions are we recruiting for?
- Regional Coordinator – Scotland, Northern Ireland & Ireland
- Inclusivity and Diversity Officer
- Local Campaigns Officer
What do we expect of Steering Committee members?
- To volunteer on average approximately 20 hours per month (this could vary from 1-5 hours a week depending on the time of year and your role activities) to Youth Stop AIDS. This could involve attending meetings, working on documents or directly supporting campaigners.
- To commit to being in your role for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years.
- Attend monthly Steering Committee Calls, monthly Network catch up calls and quarterly (1/2 to full day) Steering Committee meetings. Expenses are covered for travel to physical meetings or data costs for online meetings.
- Communicate regularly via email and the Steering Committee WhatsApp chat and Campaign Network WhatsApp chat.
- Lead on your role area (as outlined here) but be flexible and support other Steering Committee members where needed.
- Actively engage in all Youth Stop AIDS related campaign action. We will support you to take digital and direct campaign action, raise awareness, work in partnership with other organisations and engage with and lobby decision makers.
- As a team, work to ensure the Youth Stop AIDS campaign and Network is inclusive to all young people, reaching out to new groups of young people and supporting campaigners or group activities directly with what they need.
- Attend and support national events and activities, from playing a key role in organising our annual Day of Action to attending or speaking at campaign group events.
- Please see here for the specific commitments of each role.
What support will I get?
- Regular communication, updates and information via email, WhatsApp and group calls.
- Training, support and guidance from Restless Development and STOPAIDS staff.
- Ongoing one-to-one and group support (phone calls, WhatsApp, emails, etc) from the Senior Youth Stop AIDS and UK Campaigns Coordinator, and other Steering Committee members.
What are the other benefits?
- Learn about HIV, global health, International Development, campaign strategy and tactics
- Attend external meetings with charity and private sector partners
- Speak and represent Youth Stop AIDS externally including with decision makers
- Build your skills in campaign planning, network coordination, influencing and lobbying, communications and public speaking
- Be part of an exciting network of campaigners across the UK
- Contribute to positive local and global change
Feeling inspired?! Fill out this short application form. Applications will be being reviewed on a rolling basis so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, or need any support to make the application process more accessible, please email Natasha (Senior Youth Stop AIDS and UK Campaigns Coordinator) on firstname.lastname@example.org
Young people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.