Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
We are seeking a Parliamentary and Advocacy Officer to support work to build the profile, influence and credibility of Save the Children’s work with UK politicians, political parties and opinion formers, in order to bring about policies and practices that deliver immediate and lasting change to children’s lives in the UK and abroad.
Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our Policy, Advocacy, and Campaigns department is where we drive political agendas at national and global levels. We’ve integrated lobbying, policy, research and campaigning into one agile, powerful engine for change. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.
As Parliamentary and Advocacy Officer you will respond to strategic lobbying opportunities in parliament whilst enabling colleagues to exploit them fully, through the use of innovative and creative tactics that help Save the Children stand out in a crowded arena. You will coordinate systematic monitoring, analysis and dissemination of UK political intelligence to inform advocacy and deliver the influencing strategies in support of Save the Children’s campaigns. Other responsibilities will include:
To be successful you will have a keen interest in Westminster politics and the political landscape, as well as instinctive political nous and analytical skill. You will be a motivated,enthusiastic and able to take the initiative to drive parliamentary engagement with Save the Children’s UK campaign. You will also:
At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.