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Senior Political Engagement Officer

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Main Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Head of Political Engagement and the wider communications team to help devise on priorities and policies to establish delivery of the public affairs strategy;
  • Liaise with politicians, at all levels, from all parties to engage them on the core issues related to Pride in London;
  • Provide strategic advice and leadership to the wider Pride in London team on policy issues, campaigns and political issues of relevance;
  • Lead on the planning, coordination, delivery and evaluation of public affairs projects within the public affairs team;
  • Engage with parliamentarians, London borough and city representatives, MPs and MEPs, to ensure their support and participation;
  • Liaise with key stakeholders and other voluntary organisations to promote and drive collaboration with public affairs projects.

Technical Requirements/Knowledge: 

  • A clear commitment to the values and ambitions of Pride in London is essential;
  • Experience of working within a policy and public affairs environment is essential (3-5 years);
  • Able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the key issues facing the LGBT+ community, and the interaction with public affairs and campaigns;
  • Ability to help develop and then work to a brief, delivering key strategic objectives and requirements;
  • Ability to work on numerous projects simultaneously and to turn around design work in a fast-paced environment;
  • A good contacts book, and experience of working in politics or with politicians is preferred.

Soft Skills

  • Strong work ethic
  • Excellent communication skills essential
  • A positive attitude
  • A can do approach

Desirable skills/experience

  • 2-5 years experience working in a public affairs role (in house or agency)
  • A good understanding of domestic and international LGBT+ political issues facing the community
  • A good network of contacts within politics and/or lobbying groups

Hours: 5-10 per week

  • The time commitment varies throughout the year. It is likely the role will take a few  hours a week. All work is carried out at home, although we will require attendance at regular team meetings, including some Saturday mornings.
  • More time will be required in the run up to Pride


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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. 

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