By Jo Martin-Moss
As NORML UK continues the year with much to do, our intention is to keep cannabis law reform to the forefront of both the national and global political arena, as well as to inform the general public about the medical benefits of cannabis and the uselessness of prosecuting those who interact with certain prohibited drugs. We also intend to push our government to use evidence based policies in their cannabis legislation and regulation.
Our recent recruitment drive netted us over 40 new volunteers, many of whom are proving to be real assets to the team here at NORML UK. This is an updated version to let you all know that there are a few existing roles and some newly created roles available within all sectors of our organisation. If you have time to spare and something to offer in terms of experience in any of the following roles, then share it with the team at NORML UK. All you need is commitment to end the so-called War on Drugs that benefits none except the corporations that are heavily invested in its failure.
There are a variety of non board roles available locally and nationally.
Website Programmers and developers
Newly created roles, which require programmers and developers to work alongside the web focus group and webmaster to improve all aspects of the website. If you are interested in either of these roles, in the first instance please contact either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for further details of what these roles will specifically involve with NORML UK.
Welsh regional CSC/NORML UK Community Outreach Link
People, who are willing to be a regional or local link between NORML UK and the Welsh CSCs. This role will also require that you alert the media team of any local cannabis related breaking news and to provide suitable candidates for local cannabis related press, tv or radio interviews. This is a grass roots role and an essential part of the success of the campaign. You will liaise with the relevant directors and promote NORML UK events at a local level, regularly liaise with the UK CSCs admins in your area to share information and events.
Social Media Sites Team Co Ordinator – Person to co-ordinate the social media site team.
Social Networking Information Sharers and Social Media Site Account Admins
Individuals to work with the social media sites team co-ordinator. You will be given relevant posts, blogs, links etc which you will share on your own page, or pages, or in groups you are admins for across FB, Twitter, Pintrest, Google +, Instagram etc.
We also require responsible individuals to help as part of a team managing our online social media accounts.
Press Officers to work with Media director identifying and commenting on current and newsworthy cannabis stories.
Researchers/General Admin – required to undertake ongoing searches for the latest information for ongoing projects and to carry out ad hoc research for individual requests from members of the board, other teams, and to monitor specific feeds for news.
Graphic Designers – required to undertake the design of leaflets, presentations, promotional material for events, using our corporate designs and logos, with written material compiled by others, ready to be designed and formatted for printing to the specifications given. You will need access to your own equipment and software. Also to create specific posters for defined campaigns.
Bloggers/Writers – to help compile the text for leaflets, articles and educational materials from research material and information supplied, as and when you requested to do so, and to also source other ideas for blogs relevant to the campaign, which can be discussed and explored with the rest of the team.
Fundraisers & Promoters To help with raising funds for or promoting specific campaigns or events though national and international social networking sites and through local initiatives
Roles within NORML UK Women´s Alliance
A recent development, building on the success of the NORML Women´s Alliance campaign in the US, NORML Women´s Alliance UK, founded in the late summer of 2013 is a great opportunity for women in the UK and Europe to become involved in the campaign to reform cannabis laws.
In order for our alliance to become more active NORML UK Women´s Alliance requires people to take on the following roles, Alliance Co-ordinator, assistant co-ordinator, media contact/co-ordinator, merchandise and design co-ordinator and event organiser/planner.
As we further identify what needs to be done, roles may change slightly and new roles will be created.
If you are interested in any of the positions available or would like further information, either with the NORML UK team or the Women´s Alliance please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and some details about your experience to date, indicating which role/s you would be interested in or require further information about, or complete the contact form below.
Please note none of the positions displayed, currently, carry any financial reward, although the actual traveling costs of attending physical board meetings, or external meetings on behalf of NORML UK will be met for those who need help to do so.
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