Uplift is Ireland’s largest people-powered campaigning organisation. As a politically independent and member-owned community, our power comes from growing, engaging and mobilising people to take action together. 

Current Vacancies

Campaigner with Uplift

Uplift is Ireland’s largest people-powered campaigning organisation. As a politically independent and member-owned community, our power comes from growing, engaging, and mobilising people to take action together.
We’re seeking a senior campaigner to join our small, nimble, multi-tasking team. Specifically, in this role, you will:

  • Lead on campaigns focused on digital regulation, democracy and elections
  • Design and coordinate the People’s Inquiry on Digital Harms
  • Create powerful, persuasive narratives and content [emails/social media/guides] that mobilise and inspire members
  • Identify and lead ‘rapid response’ opportunities to advance Uplifts mission and specific campaign priorities.
  • Use tech tools and platforms to set up and send communications to members – member database, mailer and action platforms, MyUplift, website, graphic tools, social media, metrics and analytics tools
  • Build relationships and be a strong ally with communities, civil society organisations and others that support our mission.
  • Have a strong analysis of and keep up to date with relevant policy, news, research.
    Raise funds through member fundraising and grants to advance and support campaigns and Uplift’s goals
  • Any other duties agreed with the Uplift Director and board.

You need to be someone who:

  • Is hopeful and passionate about social justice and progressive change.
  • Is an exceptional communicator adept at creating persuasive narratives that unite and motivate people behind progressive values and ideas.
  • Is comfortable using digital technology and willing to experiment with digital tools.
  • Has experience in campaigning – ideally in the area of holding big tech accountable, climate and democracy.
  • Is highly organised, knows how to prioritise and thrives in an environment where you have to think and move fast.
  • Understands the role of people-powered campaigning in our wider democracy, including the importance of political independence.
  • Loves working as part of a team, is a great collaborator but can also work independently.
  • Is creative and agile ie. doesn’t ‘let the enemy be the perfect of the good’ and is able to think outside the box.

Uplift is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace, which is why people from communities that experience discrimination and exclusion are especially encouraged to apply. We do not believe that digital campaigners must be very young and encourage people of different generations to apply.
We have a healthy and collaborative work environment and great opportunities for learning and growth, including as part of the global network OPEN.

This role is full-time for one year with a view to extending, funding dependent. The gross salary is €40,000 (increasing incrementally every year). You will be working remotely and applicants from any part of Ireland are welcome, provided you can guarantee a good internet connection.

Closing date is 5pm October 15th. Apply using this form

Contact Alex Barton at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Accounts Technician at Uplift and Hope & Courage Collective

Uplift is Ireland’s largest people-powered campaigning organisation. The Hope & Courage Collective is newly establishing itself as an independent organisation working to counter hate and extremism in Ireland. Until the summer 2023 Uplift was the legal entity and provided overall management of HCC.
This is a new, full-time role divided between the 2 organisations: Uplift (3 days/week) and Hope & Courage Collective (2 days/week).

In order to be considered for this role you must demonstrate that you meet the following criteria either through experience or qualifications:
Financial Knowledge: A strong understanding and experience of financial principles, accounting practices, and financial analysis is essential. You demonstrate familiarity with financial statements, budgeting, financial forecasting, preparing accounts for audit and basic financial calculations.

Attention to Detail: You will be meticulous and have a keen eye for detail. Experience in reviewing financial documents, identifying errors or inconsistencies, and ensuring accuracy in financial records and reports is essential.

Analytical Skills: You need to have the proven ability to analyse financial data and interpret trends, identify patterns, detect anomalies and provide meaningful insights based on the information available.

Proficiency in Financial Software: You must be proficient and experienced with one or more financial software applications such as Excel, Big Red Cloud, QuickBooks, or other similar accounting software. The ability to navigate these tools efficiently and use them to perform financial calculations, generate reports, and organise data is essential.

Communication Skills: Effective communication is crucial in a finance support role. You need to show that you have experience in communicating financial information clearly and concisely, both in written and verbal form. You must be able to explain financial concepts to non-financial stakeholders or collaborate with colleagues on financial matters.

Problem-Solving Abilities: You must be skilled at problem-solving and be able to find solutions to financial challenges or discrepancies. They should possess critical thinking abilities and be proactive in identifying and addressing issues that may arise.

Time Management: It is important that you can show that you can priorities tasks, meet deadlines, and manage multiple responsibilities. You need to have excellent organisational skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Integrity and Confidentiality: You must have a strong sense of integrity and maintain strict confidentiality. You need to be able to adhere to ethical standards and handle financial data with discretion.

Adaptability: H&CC is in the start-up phase and Uplift works very nimbly so you need to be adaptable and open to learning new concepts, tools, or procedures as required.Teamwork: You need to be comfortable collaborating with colleagues working on different areas and across two teams. This means contributing to shared goals, and communicating and coordinating with others to achieve outcomes.

Working closely with Uplift’s Operations Manager and Hope & Courage Collectives Coordinator you will be responsible for the following duties

Main Responsibilities [Uplift:3 days/21 hours, HCC:2 days/14 hours] – to be considered for the role you will have to demonstrate experience in all of the below:

  • Bookkeeping duties
  • Record day-to-day financial transactions and complete the posting process on the current accounting system, Big Red Cloud for Uplift
  • Establish a new bookkeeping system for H&CC (with support)
  • Bring the books of both organisations to trial balance stage
  • Reconcile bank statements for Uplift and H&CC
  • Process accounts receivable/payable for Uplift and H&CC
  • Process monthly payroll and keep salary information up to date for Uplift and HCC
  • Process payments to suppliers in a timely manner for Uplift and H&CC
  • Issue invoices to customers and follow up on outstanding payments for Uplift and H&CC
  • Enter data, maintain records and create reports and financial statements for Uplift and H&CC
  • Process revenue and pension payments for Uplift and H&CC
  • Deal with bank queries for Uplift and H&CC

Finance Reporting
Lead on the preparation of accounts for audit for Uplift and H&CC
Prepare monthly financial management accounts for Uplift and H&CC
Preparation of financial reports for the board of directors of Uplift and H&CC
Support funding applications and reporting to funders for Uplift and H&CC

Fundraising Support (Uplift)
Support the Uplift Fundraising Lead with the preparation of fundraising metrics, reports and analysis of fundraising metrics
Ensure payments are allocated to the appropriate grant stream.
Support the Operations Manager with donation queries and administration.

Support with the coordination of team calendars and team logistics for Uplift and H&CC
Attend and take minutes at meetings as required for Uplift and H&CC
Provide cover and support for Uplifts Operations Manager and H&CC Coordinator as required
Any other duties as required by Uplift’s Operations Manager and H&CC Coordinator.

Because both Uplift and HCC work remotely, this a fully remote position open to anyone living on the island of Ireland; the role is full-time (35 hours per week) and we are open to flexible arrangements. You must have permission to work in Ireland. We are particularly keen to hear from people who bring a diverse perspective.

You will be employed via Uplift on a full-time basis, and seconded to H&CC for an initial period of one year with the intention of moving to a permanent contract post-review of the working arrangements.

The gross salary for this position is €37,000.

Please apply using this form by 5pm on 9th October.

Contact Alex Barton at [email protected] if you have any questions.