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Head of Policy

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Our Pride In London 

Pride in London means many things to many people, it belongs to our community and it belongs to you; come and join the conversation!

Forty-six years since the first Pride march in London, Pride in London has a renewed sense of purpose to highlight the challenges still facing the LGBT+ community today despite progress. We are run by a group of volunteers who are passionate about equality and diversity and are drawn from all walks of life; together we pull off the UK’s biggest free LGBTQ+ community event every year. Pride aims to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues and campaign for the freedoms that will allow all of our community to live their lives on a genuinely equal footing.

Around 150 people volunteer year-round to help us deliver what has become a world-class Pride. We welcome applications from everybody, and are especially keen to attract new volunteers from the BAME, Trans, Bi, Non-binary and Queer communities who we would love to see more widely represented in our organisation.


 Main Responsibilities 

  • Lead on policy development for domestic issues spanning every nation of the UK and international issues affecting LGBT+ people globally. 
  • Develop key positions on our priority influencing areas to drive and support public affairs, campaigns, media and other relevant work.
  • Working with senior leaders in the Communications and Marketing teams to share and develop cutting-edge ideas and policy, through debate generation, thought leadership and publications.
  • Develop and pursue influencing strategies with key stakeholders and decision makers in order to create an environment conducive to change, to achieve the specific changes in policy which Pride in London wishes to achieve. 
  • Work to use evidence-based research to inform our policy development.
  • Identify evidence needed for effective influencing, working in close partnership with the Head of Strategic Development and Insight Manager, and support key influencing related projects to develop thinking and best practice in relevant areas.
  • Work with senior leader

Soft skills 

  • Driven 
  • Organised 
  • Enabler 

Desirable skills or experience

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Background  

You’ll have experience of developing policy for an organisation with UK-wide and global research. 

  • Significant experience of policy development influencing in a complex multi stakeholder environment.
  • Ability to analyse legislation and policy and frame and position organisational lines.
  • Demonstrable political awareness and the ability to gauge potential impact of policy change.
  • Deep knowledge and passion for diversity, equality and inclusion. You need to be on top of what’s coming up, what’s going out and where we should be focusing. 

Hours

This is a role that requires a long-term commitment. The time required will vary week by week. On average, you can expect the post to take 5-10 hours per week.

All work is carried out at home, although we will require attendance at monthly Communications Team Meetings (usually on a Saturday morning in Central London) 

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Department

Our Culture

Our volunteers are driven and passionate about what they do. Putting on one of London's largest one-day events requires dedication and perseverance. 

Although a lot of our work is completed remotely, there will be plenty of opportunities to meet with your team and others throughout the year to not only plan what's ahead but to socialise too. 

We're looking for enthusiastic people to join the organisation so we can provide a platform for every part of London’s LGBT+ community. 

Already working at Pride in London?

Let’s recruit together and find your next colleague.

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@pridelondon.org
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