The political situation means that, now more than ever, activists are discovering Red Pepper. People are telling us how much they value an independent, non-sectarian space to promote campaigns and debate strategies for defeating austerity and building real alternatives. But really we’re barely scratching the surface of the potential that’s out there. If we’re to really punch our weight we’ll need to transform our organisational capacity, turning goodwill into concrete results and increased revenues.
Thanks to the generous donations of all those supporters who responded to our recent fundraising appeal, Red Pepper is now poised to employ its first ever full-time political organiser.
Do you have what it takes to identify opportunities and new supporters and boost our subscriptions? Could take a lead in building alliances with trade unions, student groups, left parties, NGOs and local campaigns and increase subscriptions and support? Do you have the ability to organise successful public Red Pepper events around the country in collaboration with others so we can better tailor the magazine to the needs and interests of our readers?
If so, we want to hear from you. The political organiser post will be on an initial 12 month contract (3 month probationary period applies), and the salary will be £25,000 per annum plus reasonable expenses.
For an application pack with full details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is Sunday 21 October at 5pm.
Confronting the Climate Crisis: Graham Petersen interview On Saturday 8 June the Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union Group is holding a conference bringing together climate scientists, trade unionists and environmental activists. Red Pepper's environment editor Kara Moses speaks to Graham Petersen, UCU environment and Greener Jobs Alliance co-ordinator
Tapping the resistance in Greece A combination of opposing privatisation and putting forward practical alternatives is helping water campaigners mount an effective challenge to austerity in Greece. Hilary Wainwright reports
The seven faces of Michael Gove Mike Peters looks at how the Tory education secretary uses the words and ideas of the left to win support for his policies
The Brighton pay dispute: the union view GMB union organiser Rob Macey puts the workers' side of the argument
The pay dispute at Brighton council: a Green view Davy Jones, Green Party parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown, gives his view of a dispute that has caused huge debate among Green Party members in the city and across the country