New Leader for Movement for ChangeMay 10th, 2012
As this advertisement for a new Chief Executive for Movement for Change makes clear, we are looking for someone to replace Blair McDougall. Blair has done a fantastic job in setting up the organisation in its first 15 months. In fact he has done so well that he has been poached by the cross party campaign for Scotland to remain in the UK. It is a good indication of his skill and talent that he should have commanded such strong backing from across the Scottish political spectrum.
Movement for Change is about building political relationships that last, not putting out press releases, but it is worth recognising what is actually happening on the ground already.
They have recently held largest ever training session in Manchester with a special session for USDAW shop workers from across Britain on campaigning against crime and anti-social behaviour in and around their stores. They are campaigning with women in South London who are taking practical action on issues like illegal mini-cabs, and ensuring bouncers are properly trained to support women in vulnerable situations. And are working on new campaigns to bring together small business people in struggling local economies, to limit the spread of payday loan shops in high streets and to sign up more of the 6 million people who are not registered to vote.
I am also pleased that we are branching out our work with students to include FE colleges, as per this effort with Dave Prentis of Unison.
So if you are an innovative leader who wants to make a difference, I hope you will apply.