Admin and Editorial Assistant post
- Location: Work from home
- Hours: part-time 20 hours/2.5 days per week
- Salary: £25,000 pro rata
- Duration: 9 months initially, to be extended if funding permits
LAB IS HIRING!
The need for LAB’s work has never been greater: Latin America is entering an era of intense challenges: the neo-liberal economic model has largely failed; inequalities in much of the region are growing; toxic populism, such as that of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, is rampant; the bonanza of mineral and fossil fuel extraction is on the wane, leaving behind its legacies of environmental destruction, social destitution and the corruption of politics; even as climate change threatens the future of water supplies, agriculture and ecosystems, deforestation of the Amazon and the destruction of other rural and river environments is increasing. And Covid-19 threatens not only to kill many more people, especially in vulnerable indigenous communities, but to leave vast numbers in unemployment and poverty.
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For more than 10 years LAB has been sustained entirely by volunteers working from home. Yet we have continued to publish books, established a fruitful publishing partnership with Practical Action Publishing and have steadily expanded the content and reach of our website and use of social media. This has come at a cost: our volunteer editors can only do so much, and this limits our further development.
Following a review of our budget, income and expenditure, we have decided that LAB is at last able to take on a paid worker to assist with admin, editorial and promotional work. The initial appointment is for 9 months, part-time, but if we can raise further funds, we hope to extend the hours and make the post permanent.
You can download a full job-description here. For more information, please e-mail: Mike.Gatehouse@lab.org.uk
The closing date for applications is 31 July and we hope to have someone in post by early September.