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JOIN US

JOIN US

HOW TO APPLY

Submit your CV by clicking on the Apply Here link below each role and send a cover letter to recruit@animalthinktank.org.uk.

Please answer these questions within your cover letter.

fULL-TIME ROLES

Full-time roles are all based in Lancaster. Click on each role to find further details.

Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis. Start dates can vary for the right candidates.

Local Organising Lead

Support ordinary, everyday people to engage in winning local campaigns through strong local groups, and develop the foundations to win national campaigns through a coordinated network of local groups and national organisations.

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Operations Lead

Build and coordinate Animal Think Tank’s core team’s capacity to operate as a grassroots Social Movement Organisation for Animal Freedom. 

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Social Movement Strategy Lead

To provide and communicate direction to Animal Think Tank in its theory of change by gathering, interpreting, evaluating and embedding knowledge from a range of sources to raise the capacity of Animal Think Tank and the wider movement to act and think strategically about Animal Freedom.

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People and Culture Lead

Develop and embed a strong and healthy organisational culture within Animal Think Tank to support the delivery of our organisational mission.

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Trainings Lead

Coordinate a training team to support ordinary, everyday people to develop the knowledge and skills to coordinate and campaign effectively in a way that’s aligned with the movement’s DNA and strategy.

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Messaging Lead

To help unite the Social Movement Organisation (SMO) behind a deep narrative that inspires and mobilises activists by offering well-researched, developed and rigorously tested communication tools, as well as building SMO capacity for Story-based Strategy (SBS), in order to achieve strategic milestones for Animal Freedom.

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PART-TIME ROLES AND PROJECTS

Part-time roles can be filled remotely. Click on each role to find further details and email the corresponding role-coordinator for inquiries and applications

Become a member of the Strategy Visioning Team

Work alongside our Political Strategist to map the changes necessary to make animal freedom a reality, and create a world which doesn’t only take the needs and lived experiences of humans into account. Distinct roles and research areas consist of: Wilderness, Relationships, Health and Environment.

Become an ATT scout

This role has very high impact requiring very little time.

Lets reverse the roles. You are the secret to our recruitment strategy. We’ve only got so many connections and so much capacity at ATT, but our recruitment potential explodes exponentially with every additional recruiter. Corporate recruitment costs a lot of money and a lot of time from a few individuals. However, social movement recruitment is powered by a small amount of time from a large numbers of activists.

Recruitment is one of our highest priorities. Therefore, as an added bonus, if we recruit someone full-time that you referred, we will donate £200 to an animal charity/sanctuary of your choice. 

 

 

Our future expansion plans

We’re growing and we’re growing fast. In time we will appoint a volunteer coordinator who can help us continue to expand at this rate. In the meantime, if you have any spare time and would like to help us out, send us an email at: recruit@animalthinktank.org.uk. We’ll add you to our volunteer database and look forward to the day you will work alongside us.

We’re looking for people who are:

  • Dedicated to Animal Freedom and aligned with our values
  • Ready to unlock their full potential
  • Humble, emotionally intelligent and excellent team players
  • Disciplined in thought and action
  • Open-minded and eager to grow both personally and professionally
  • Highly motivated with a strong sense of initiative
  • Strong written and spoken communicators.

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Why Join Us?

We’re Purpose Driven

All members at Animal Think Tank fully embrace the purpose and importance of their roles. Not only does this serve as a great motivator for everyone here to get things done, but it provides each individual with a sense of personal purpose in their lives. We are dedicated to the cause of Animal Freedom, and we plan to build a mass movement to transform society. We like to differentiate ourselves from the majority of other workplaces where employees merely work for their pay check at the end of the month. We have purpose. We have meaning. And we will bring about change.

We Distribute Leadership

Animal Think Tank is not structured like a typical organisation. We practice Holacracy, which means that individuals have more autonomy and more responsibility in their work. We don’t have ‘bosses’ who tell us what to do, but we do take mentoring and coaching seriously to ensure we reach our goals, collectively take part in the decisions in our respective teams and follow through on what we agree on.

As part of our commitment to building a team of leaders, we invest heavily in training and mentoring our members, we host many internal trainings and all full-time members will get a self-directed annual training budget to invest in improved knowledge, skills, or personal growth.

Our Culture

We seek to be intentional in creating our culture and are working to build a culture which is:

  • Self-managing – everyone has personal autonomy and responsibility to do their best work to achieve their role’s purpose. But we are aware of other roles and work collaboratively to ensure all our work aligns together
  • Open-minded – we are receptive to a wide variety of ideas, arguments and information and value the ability to view things from others’ perspectives
  • Growth-oriented – we are passionate about continuous personal and professional learning and growth
  • Blame-free – we ‘give it a whirl’ and have the freedom to fail, we know mistakes are integral to learning
  • Caring and empathetic – we care about and support each other and strive to treat everyone with empathy, compassion and kindness, even those we disagree with
  • Empowering – we support people to realise their full potential and step fully into their power, and build shared power through collaboration and relationship
  • Collaborative – we work collaboratively both within ATT and the wider movement. We ask for support and guidance when needed. All of us are needed to win
  • Audacious – we dare to think big and act like anything is possible
  • Fearless – we know greatness is not found in our comfort zones
  • Self-aware and reflective – we value self-awareness, emotional intelligence and reflection – we own our emotions
  • Effective and impact-oriented – we focus on doing the right thing and doing it well – we ‘go slow to go fast’.

Our Team

We have an incredibly insightful and hardworking team who will work alongside you to help you unlock your full potential. Click here to meet them.

Our Home

Our team is based in Lancaster, UK, with our office located at White Cross Business Park. We chose to build Animal Think Tank in Lancaster due to the city’s progressive roots, rich culture and history, national reputation and affordability. We generally expect our members to be based in Lancaster.

Simple Living and Pay

As a Social Movement Organisation with limited funds, we don’t offer salaries in the traditional sense. However, the work we do at ATT offers an incredible opportunity rarely found in any traditional job: the chance to massively transform the world for fellow animals. Of course, we recognise that our members need funds to live. As such, we offer limited pay and pension funding to members based on need, which is enough for most people to live a simple yet comfortable life. More information can be found in our Volunteer Grants System.

Diversity

We are a diverse group and we intend to expand in the same way. We would strongly encourage people from all walks of life to apply. We would love to have people with different backgrounds, experiences, identities, viewpoints and beliefs join us, including those on different sides of the political spectrum. We believe our differences and uniqueness make us stronger and we have a culture where difference and authenticity is valued. We want people from diverse backgrounds to feel represented and welcomed at Animal Think Tank. Having a diverse team will also help us build a broad-based Social Movement Organisation which is representative and welcoming of all sections of society.

Resources

If you are interested in joining us, you may want to engage with some of the books which have influenced our thinking in the Animal Think Tank Reading List.