We Own It makes the case against privatisation and for public ownership. We Own It believe people's lives would be better if the needs of communities came before profit for shareholders. We Own It show that public ownership is needed across public services, from railways to water, from care work to the NHS. We Own It win victories against privatisation and share our message online and in the media.
Are you based in Manchester? Do you care about buses and the people who use them?
Are you an organised campaigner and a great communicator?
Bus services in Greater Manchester are vital – for bus users and for the city as a whole.
Right now, new legislation means we have a moment of opportunity to transform
Manchester’s public transport network. A passenger campaign is needed to radically
improve buses for passengers, making Manchester a better place to live and work and
showing what’s possible for the rest of the UK.
We Own It are looking for a Better Buses campaigner to work in Manchester four days a week for one year. You’ll lead the campaign to persuade the Mayor and Transport for Greater Manchester to use new franchising powers to improve buses in the Greater Manchester area. This is a key step towards public ownership.
You’ll need to be highly self-motivated and willing to drive forward the campaign at every stage to win this victory. You’ll be provided with desk space, and will be in regular contact with a small, enthusiastic We Own It team based in Oxford to coordinate on strategy and messaging.
The role will involve some work-related travel to Oxford and London.
To apply email Cat at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The application should include:
• A covering letter explaining why you’re interested in the role and how you meet the person specification, giving examples where possible (and saying where you saw the role advertised)
• Your CV
• A piece of your own writing that you're proud of
• The names and contact details of two referees
Interviews will be held in Manchester the week beginning 30 July.