The PPN’s Citizen Participation Network (which I convene) has been one of the pillars of So Say Scotland since its inception. Many of its members are already part of this exciting project that seeks to redefine and practice Scottish democracy as a people’s business (as opposed to a game amongst elites).
We have made much progress over the last few months, support by individuals and organisations is growing, and a range of great opportunities are afoot.
However, we’re a volunteer-driven platform and now we need to find someone to be our dedicated project officer / coordinator / change-maker for the next 3 months leading up to the first ever Scottish Citizens Assembly.
The job will be as challenging as exciting. Personally, I wish I could drop everything else for a few weeks and help make this happen. We hope that someone out there may be able to do so
Please read below (and pass it on!) the call for help by Susan Pettie on behalf of So Say Scotland.
So Say Scotland needs help!!
Imagine Scotland as a hub of democratic innovation, a Scotland where everyone has a say.
We need help in making it reality!! We need a very safe pair of hands and we need them quick.
Who’s willing to work all hours for peanuts on an innovative democracy project?
Starting 7th Jan or as close to, full time until March 31st – with an event on the 28th February.
We are attempting to bring together a range of partners to run a citizens assembly on a wing and a prayer.
Brilliant at organising, project managing, delegating, budgeting and accounting, co-ordinating, cold calling, hustling, charming, and keeping cool under pressure. Does this sound like someone you know?
At the moment we have raised 10% of our budget and that means pennies for this role. However it is a chance to make history for someone who can cope with next to no income or is coming to this on secondment.
There is an organising committee (staff time in kind) and a project direction team (volunteers) in place, along with offers of in-kind support and good will, we need a star to pull it all together. Do you know them?
Get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Pettie on behalf of So Say Scotland