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asapAre you passionate about rigorous, context-sensitive and nuanced information reaching the public discourse to inform political decision-making? Do you enjoy a solid project management challenge and can you hit the ground running? Then we’d love to hear from you!

Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) UK are recruiting a short-term, full-time coordinator to help us make the transition from a volunteer-led model to a formal funded organisation with capacity to build on our success to date.

ASAP UK is a volunteer-based organisation working on UK-wide projects to address the underlying causes of poverty. We maintain a network of over 250 academics and development professionals who are committed to addressing poverty in all its forms both internationally and domestically.  We harness their knowledge and experience to deliver a flagship project each year, including our 2015 UK general election manifesto poverty audit. Now we are looking to expand and hire a coordinator to lead the organisation in this period of transition, working with the governance boards, our volunteers, and our wider network.

The ideal candidate will have experience of both fundraising and project initiation and management. If you have also been involved with establishing an organisation as a legal entity that would be a bonus, as would experience of working with academics, development organisations, and volunteers. You will be based at the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester for up to 13 weeks and be supported by our existing team of volunteers. We’d love you to start as soon as possible! If you’re interested please have a look at the attached full job description and send a CV and cover letter to by Tuesday, 31st May 2016.  We will be interviewing on the Monday, 6th June.