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Reference: 59306

Date Added: 1 February 2017
Closing Date: 23 February 2017

Job Title: Parliamentary Officer

Working For: APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief

Location: London

Salary: £21,000 - £24,000 dependent on experience

Job Details

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for International Freedom of Religion or Belief is seeking a Parliamentary officer. Working with parliamentarians across the political spectrum, you will help advance and shape policy around this area of human rights, international relations and development and domestic affairs.

Reporting to the Operations Director, the role involves research and speech writing, delivering events to support parliamentarians raising issues of concern to the APPG and understanding how best to raise thematic and country-based issues with HMG.

Primary responsibilities
Research and speechwriting (50%)
Providing briefings, speeches and Parliamentary Questions for parliamentarians speaking in Parliament, at APPG or external events
Writing and researching in this field either to support parliamentarians or the Operations Director to deliver APPG reports
Writing press releases for the APPG

Events Management (30%)
Delivering parliamentary and external events for the APPG, often in conjunction with a range of partners (academic and non-academic)
Liaising with staff across parliament to deliver events and to follow-up on recommendations with parliamentarians
Promoting the APPG during other events in Parliament

Administration (20%)
Managing enquires from parliamentarians, stakeholders or members of the public, by phone, email or twitter
Maintaining correspondence with APPG stakeholders and contacts
Monitoring relevant debates, briefings supplied, legislation, Parliamentary Questions and Select Committee inquiries

Person Specifications
Understanding of, and interest in, the right to Freedom of Religion or Belief (Article 18 of the UDHR) and human rights more broadly
Proven ability to prioritise and work under own initiative, and within a small team
Strong interpersonal skills
Proven written ability for speeches, briefings etc
Highly organised with good attention to detail; strong analytical skills
Strong administrative and IT skills
Respect for sensitive and confidential information

Lobbying, writing, studying or raising awareness of Article 18 and other human rights issues.
Experience of events management
Understanding of Parliamentary procedures

Degree or equivalent qualification, preferably in a relevant field

For full job spec see: https://freedomdeclared.org/media/APPG-Parliamentary-Officer-position.pdf.

Closing Date: 23 February 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Closing 9am.

Date to Commence: As soon as possible; flexible.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by close of play on the 24th of February. Interviews will be held on the 6th of March in Westminster. Second-round interviews with the Chair, where necessary, will be held during the w/c 6th of March.

Application Details

Applicants are invited to submit a CV, accompanied by a 1-side (maximum) cover letter.

Applications or any enquiries to be made to: katharinee.thane@parliament.uk - (please note the second ‘e’ after ‘katharine’). Telephone: 020 7219 2446.

Website: http://freedomdeclared.org

Additional Notes