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Senior Policy Officer

Senior Policy Officer

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    Campaigns, MarComms & Digital, Policy, Public Affairs

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    Up to £36000.00 per annum + Additional benefits

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    Leighton Davy

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  • Published:

    29 days ago

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Are you a Policy professional looking for an opportunity to work for a fantastic organisation whose aims are to transform the social and political systems that enable violence against women by campaigning, shaping policy and challenging attitudes?

If so, a UK-based coalition of individuals and organisations which campaigns to end all forms of violence against women are looking to appoint a Senior Policy Officer who will play a critical role in supporting the development of policy positions and proposals across a broad spectrum of issue areas as they relate to violence against women and girls to inform and support the organisation's campaigning aims and objectives. Working closely with the Head of Campaigns and Policy, the role will support their evidence-based campaigning, generate and contribute to critical policy discussions, and support the organisation's broad lobbying and influencing strategies.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • As the Senior Policy Officer, you will keep abreast of and ensure that the organisation has comprehensive and up-to-date policy intelligence including new research, statistics, political developments, member and broader voluntary sector policy positions

  • To take the lead on key areas of policy identified within the workplan - including research, production of policy reports and other materials, dissemination, identification of key messages and campaigning activities

  • Produce high quality, authoritative outputs including briefings, publications, web copy and other materials that communicate complex messages clearly and effectively to a range of audiences, including politicians, campaigners, members, professionals and other stakeholders

  • Identify emerging trends and issues in the specific policy environment and proposing policy responses to these

  • The Senior Policy Officer will create and maintain knowledge systems the whole team can use for campaigns, media work, public speaking and correspondence

  • Support the Head of Policy and Campaigns in developing and delivering annual and thematic campaigns plans, and revisiting these with shifts in the external landscape

  • Identify, advise on and draft policy content and recommendations and asks for campaigns and support the creation of routes of influence to achieve these

  • Work with the Head of Policy and Campaigns to commission and manage external consultants

  • Develop ideas for and manage research projects, including with external partners, that relate to organisational objectives

  • Build and strengthen relationships with the organisation's members and partners, including from organisations and movements concerned with human rights, anti-racism, equality and non-discrimination, refugee and migrants' rights and disabled people's organisations, among others

  • Contribute to strengthening the organisation's anti-racism analysis and campaigning by bringing knowledge, insight and suggestions

Your experience will include:

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Experience of influencing policy

  • Demonstrable commitment to gender equality and human rights and an understanding of how intersecting inequalities affect different women, alongside a clear commitment to anti-racist and anti-discriminatory practice and behaviour

  • Demonstrable knowledge of the different forms of VAWG, theoretical and practical approaches to them and understanding of the UK policy landscape, including where to acquire relevant information and research, as well as a curiosity to find innovative sources

  • Experience of developing and communicating evidence-based policy position

  • Experience in building and maintaining relationships with a wide range of stakeholders

  • Ability to represent the organisation at external meetings with key, senior stakeholders

  • Experience of monitoring and evaluating policy and campaigns work

  • Experience in the field of violence against women and girls

This is a great opportunity for someone that wants to work for an organisation whose vision is of a society where women and girls can live their lives free from violence and the threat of violence.

If you're interested to learn more about this role or if you would like to apply, please submit your CV

The closing date for applications will be on the 11th of August with interviews held the following week.

We look forward to receiving your application

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.