Senior Policy and Parliamentary Officer

  • Location: London w/hybrid working
  • Salary: £42,000
  • Ref: AN-2403-9400
  • 2024-04-17T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield

An exciting opportunity for a public affairs professional to make the next step to their career!

The Organisation:

The organisation is a national charity dedicated to empowering communities and improving the lives of people in disadvantaged areas across the UK. The organisation supports residents to lead the transformation of their communities, ensuring they have the resources and opportunities they need to thrive.

The Opportunity:

The organisation is seeking a talented and driven individual to join the team as a Parliamentary Advocacy Lead. This role will play a crucial part in shaping the policy programme and enhancing influence on parliamentary decisions, contributing to the positive impact made in communities nationwide.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Leading the development of the parliamentary advocacy strategy, building, and managing relationships with key stakeholders including MPs, Peers, and Ministers.
  • Work on influencing upcoming election campaigns of all parties.
  • Working closely with MPs and their offices.
  •  Monitoring parliamentary business to identify opportunities for advocacy and recruitment of advocates.
  • Providing regular briefings and updates to the wider staff team on the progress of policy and public affairs work.

Experience Required:

  • Strong understanding of parliamentary processes and experience in political advocacy.
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills, with the ability to engage effectively with MPs, Peers, and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience working in the charity/third sector.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position please submit a copy of your CV and supporting statement via the “Apply for this position” button.
For more information, please contact Alexandra Nchidwuor ( This position closes on 23rd April 2024.

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