Healthy Planet: National Committee members & local representatives wanted!
Think you might like to do something about ‘the biggest global health threat of the 21st Century?’1 Want to learn more about climate change and health, meet new people, gain useful new skills & experience, make a difference? Healthy Planet could be your opportunity to do all of those things, whether you’re interested in working at a national or a local level (or both!).
At a national level, we’re recruiting for several committee positions: Education, Training and National Policy leads, and Communications, Fundraising/Treasurer and Outreach officers.
At a local level, we’d like to recruit local Healthy Planet representatives at medical schools across the UK, to expand the existing network of active Healthy Planet branches. You would be linked to the local MedSin branch and receive support from them as well as us where there is one, or free to work independently where there isn’t.
There’s more information here about both national and local roles if you’d like to know a bit more about what they entail. Healthy Planet’s key areas of focus are advocacy (both national and international), education and local action, and you’d be able to focus on what you’re most interested in, to build up a local team if you’d like to, and come up with your own ideas for engaging students in and raising awareness of how health is related to climate change. Have a look at our new site for some more information about the different areas we work in.
Most importantly, we hope you’ll have a great time and have a lot of different experiences - whether you apply to join us in a national or local capacity. You don’t need to have had experience of working with Healthy Planet in the past, or to know loads about climate change and health in order to apply. There’ll be lots of support from people who are already involved, including through skype calls and a training weekend in London in mid to late October.
If you have any comments/ questions, just get in touch! If you’re interested, please write a short statement, including which position you’re interested in and why, plus any relevant experience - not essential! - of up to 400 words.
1 Costello et al. (2009), Managing the health effects of climate change. The Lancet, Volume 373, Issue 9676, Pages 1693 - 1733, doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(09)60935-1