Where is best place to finding jobs in political/social affairs/research/NGOs?

Question R24U

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This is a general inquiry on how to find paid jobs as social/political campaigners , as opposed to looking for any specific job at the moment. But if an ex-political hack, researcher,advocate was looking for a challenging, interesting, varied, job which would leave change after paying the mortgage: what would be the best way of going about it?

1) Where is the best website/newspaper/misc. place to find jobs which would be of interest to political addicts?
2) Is there any point in the current economic climate?
3) Is there any point because it is who you are and who you know?

(I did google usual recruitment agencies, a few NGOs, charities and political parties).
 


Bobert

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They look for you.
 

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This is a general inquiry on how to find paid jobs as social/political campaigners , as opposed to looking for any specific job at the moment. But if an ex-political hack, researcher,advocate was looking for a challenging, interesting, varied, job which would leave change after paying the mortgage: what would be the best way of going about it?

1) Where is the best website/newspaper/misc. place to find jobs which would be of interest to political addicts?
2) Is there any point in the current economic climate?
3) Is there any point because it is who you are and who you know?

(I did google usual recruitment agencies, a few NGOs, charities and political parties).
New Scientist mag has some interesting research jobs sometimes...
 

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There have been some interesting jobs in a similar guise advertised in the Irish Times in recent weeks.

Good luck at the moment though, most charities, think tanks and NGOs are under serious pressure re funding.
 

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Try activelink ......and good luck as many of us in Public Funded organisations are expecting a 20% funding cut on 7th April which will mean job losses!!

Thanks for that one - it just might be the ticket.
 

Question R24U

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Leaving aside the fact that there are so few jobs in the political arena; it appears to be very difficult to find any advertised.

eg I assume Dara Calleary/Aine Brady's special advisors will come from within their own team.
A lot of advertising only happens after they have decided who gets the job.

Is Bobert right- they come looking for you?
 

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Here's another one, principally the UK but also a section on Europe ex UK, includes internships etc
 

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thanks for suggestions to date, it appears that now is not the best time to move jobs. But at least i know where to look. If anyone has any other suggestions, you might post them here. Ta.
 


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