People - The Staff Team
Staff Volunteers Members Board
38 Degrees has a small team of staff in London. Over the next few months we hope to be recruiting some brilliant web developers and some enthusiastic volunteers, so if you are interested in working or volunteering with us please get in touch.
David works with other groups, charities and individuals to build our people powered movement. Sometimes he talks about our campaigns on the TV and radio. David makes sure that our campaigns are led by our members and achieve real impact.
David has been obsessed with people power ever since the Iraq war in 2003. He went on the big march against the war, and hated it when the people who'd told him it wouldn't make a difference were proved right. He's been interested in ways of making people power count more ever since .
David grew up in Leicester, and now lives in East London. Outside work, he volunteers on a community project near where he lives and likes cycling, gardening and cooking.
Having just moved back to the UK after spending some time in America volunteering for Obama for America in Chicago, organising on a grassroots level, Megan is looking forward to being a part of major campaigns affecting important UK policy. In her spare time Megan enjoys reading, singing, and pretending she’s a good cook.
Maddy's job is to help the campaigning team run brilliant campaigns, through practical, strategic and moral support!
Maddy has a varied background, with stints in forensic psychiatry, restaurant management, public relations, green energy and carbon reduction campaigning. She loves ridiculously long cycling trips, roller skating and roast dinners.
Susannah started life at 38 Degrees as a volunteer and loved it. She's really excited to have re-joined as an intern, and is looking forward to helping design and facilitate campaigns on a national and local level. Outside work she braves London traffic on her bike, and catches as many free lectures and documentary screenings as she can.
Rebecca is an intern at 38 Degrees. This means she gets to work on a range of projects from campaigning against plans to privatise the NHS to running the ‘Campaigns by You’ platform on the 38 Degrees website. Before joining us she worked on a London child poverty campaign and also volunteered for a social policy campaign documenting the effects of changes to housing benefit in her area. In her spare time Rebecca also plays the trumpet!
Becky is a long time member, now campaigner for 38 Degrees. She spends most of her day helping make 38 Degrees campaigns happen by writing e-mails, blogging, managing projects, organsing events and supporting volunteers and members.
Becky grew up in south Wales. Prior to joining the staff team she worked campaigning for much needed change in the family sector for a children's charity.
Blanche runs many of 38 Degrees' campaigns, as well as spending time promoting our work online, meeting with other organisations who share our priorities and talking to as many members as possible.
Before working at 38 Degrees, she worked at a healthcare charity and has spent time working in Parliament.
Office Manager and Executive Assistant
Laura is thrilled to be part of the 38 Degrees team. Her main job is to keep the office ship shape and to support the staff in everything they do. Hailing from Canada, her career thus far has included waitress, events planner, actor, theatre producer, driving a lorry that looks like a monster across Canada, television production, and events.Over the last few years she's made a conscious effort to work within the third sector including development, fundraising, corporate volunteering, and most recently helping charities to document their services in preparation to launching their social enterprise. Outside of the office she loves to cycle, drink coffee and go to live gigs.
David's work sits at the intersection of tech innovation, campaign strategy, and the tools and tactics that make the magic happen. Hailing from Washington, D.C., David is naturally obsessed with elections, but also keen to shake up politics as usual.
Prior to joining 38 Degrees, David worked in electoral politics, at a think tank, and did postgrad work looking at how ideas form and propagate online. When not in front of a laptop, David can usually be found rock climbing or camping in the countryside.
Cian's favourite part of working with 38 Degrees is getting out of the office and meeting up with members up and down the country. When he's in the office he can be found working on campaign strategy, implementing plans and all sorts of exciting projects and doing his best to avoid cold milk in hot drinks.
Cian arrived off the ferry from Ireland 7 years ago. Previously Cian has helped organise community events on a global scale using online tools like Twitter. He has also worked on national campaigns to cut carbon emissions, something he thinks is more important right now than ever.
Ian is a Campaigns Manager at 38 Degrees. Like other campaigns managers in the team, Ian helps 38 Degrees members carry out action to bring about change.
Ian's tried his hand at a few careers - from lawyering to charity work - but has finally settled on campaigning as the best way to 'make a difference'. He's really passionate about poverty, justice and Dagenham & Redbridge FC.
Robin is a Campaigns Manager with 38 Degrees. He is a keen campaigner with a background in technology and design. Day to day he writes emails, builds web pages and works on campaign plans.
Robin comes from the wonder that is Essex. Prior to joining the team he used to be the creative manager for an independent cinema and has been actively involved in anti-arms campaigning and issues around corporate sponsorship and public space. Most famously he once tried to drive a tank into an arms fair, and challenged the government to a game of cricket on Parliament Square.
James is a campaigner also with a background in website building. Day to day he helps run campaigns and works with our developers to bring campaign ideas to life. If something goes wrong with the website it's probably his fault.
James started as a volunteer at 38 Degrees in early 2011 and joined as a member of staff in February 2012. Outside of work he plays classical guitar and dances salsa.
Belinda is another one of the growing band of campaign managers, splitting her day between leading campaigns, writing emails and coming up with creative ways to make the world a better place.
Reasonably new to campaigning, in Belinda's past life she worked in PR helping clients promote everything from trainers to chocolate. Since joining the not for profit sector Belinda has helped fight rogue landlords and improve the private rented sector, but is currently enjoying being part of the UK's largest people powered movement.
Campaigns by You Manager
Andrew supports 38 Degrees members to campaign on the issues that matter to them. He's secretly hoping that this will one day lead to a revolution, but don't let that stop you getting in touch.
Before 38 Degrees, Andrew worked in marketing and was a climate activist. At one stage this involved promoting global travel during the week, and protesting airport expansion during the weekend. He's glad he doesn't do that any more.