Volunteers wanted for the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Future Generations
At the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Future Generations, we raise awareness of long-term issues, explore ways to internalise longer-term considerations into decision-making processes, and create space for cross-party dialogue on combating short-termism in policy-making.
We are looking for volunteers to help with our next potential campaign which we are doing jointly with The School of International Futures (SOIF).
To date there has been no judgment on how bills impact future generations, and we recognise that it takes time for the Government to assess the impact of policy for the long-term, so we want to show them how it can be done.
We are looking to utilise a sophisticated tool developed by SOIF to scrutinise and subsequently rate legislation as it goes through the House of Commons and the House of Lords on how well they consider the rights of future generations.
What We Would Expect of You
This is an opportunity that would be done remotely, and we would expect an average of a 2 hour time commitment a week for a month.
Please note, that we are at the exploration phase of this campaign, and so you will help us discover whether this is a campaign which can really get going. Whether this volunteer role and this campaign lasts for one month or one year depends on how successful we can make it.
What You Would Get From Us
1. Parliamentary Experience – As an All-Party Parliamentary Group, we get to be in the beating heart of the country’s decision making process.
2. Shaping the Future for the Long-Term – This opportunity is an attempt to address one of the key challenges of our times: shaping a political system that can look forward and deal with the risks and possibilities of rapid environmental and technological change. The urgency to provide long-term solutions to short-term problems is no more clear that with the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
3. Expert Workshop – You would join us at a workshop with SOIF who will explain how to apply their tool to bills, and advice on how to make an objective assessment of legislation passing through the house.
The deadline for applications is 30/09/2020
To apply please email a copy of your CV along with answers to the following questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. How could the current legislative process be changed to ensure that it considers the rights of future generations? (Maximum 250 words)
2. What is one Government policy you would focus on changing and why? (Maximum 250 words)
If you have any questions about the role or want any further information, please email email@example.com who would be more than happy to speak with you.
The APPG is committed to equal opportunities. We welcome applications from all sections of society regardless of age, race, religion, belief, disability, sexual orientation and other characteristics. We accept applicants from outside the UK. Unfortunately we do not currently have funding for this role.