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Reference: 70974

Date Added: 8 May 2019
Closing Date: 29 May 2019

Job Title: Researcher and Coordinator

Working For: APPG on Religion in Media

Location: London

Salary: £30,000-£32,000 per annum, depending on experience

Job Details

The Researcher/Coordinator will act as the Secretariat to the APPG with responsibility for managing relationships with parliamentarians and external partners; coordinating research activities, organising inquiries, events and workshops. The Researcher/Coordinator will develop parliamentary activity, APPG membership, prominence of the group and work with members of the Group to deliver the APPG’s objectives.

The purpose of the APPG is to work to improve religious literacy in both media and politics. The group aims to foster a better understanding and representation of religion in media coverage of news and culture, noting the priority of religion as a prime marker of identity for many of the UK’s diverse communities and a vital factor in motivations for civic consciousness and activity.

Role: Full time (40 hours pw)

Reporting to the MPs and Peers who are officers of the APPG, the coordinator will:

  • Monitor coverage of Religion in the media and provide parliamentarians with regular briefings.
  • Write policy-focused briefings on relevant issues ahead of debates and events.
  • Draft public letters, press releases, comment pieces, and parliamentary questions.
  • Provide research to Members and their staff to support effective parliamentary interventions on Religion in the Media.
  • Develop and maintain current knowledge of policy announcements, policy reviews, official publications, public inquiries or other Government commissioned policy research and reports.
  • Co-ordinate relevant APPG inquiries, events, draft findings and reports.
  • Collaborate with academics to fulfil APPG research goals.
  • Secure media coverage of the Group’s activities; placing articles, open letters, blog-posts and quotes.
  • Undertake all administration required for the effective functioning of the Group.

The ideal applicant will have:

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Initiative; the ability to work unsupervised, and a willingness to work hard.
  • A commitment to the goals and values of the APPG.
  • A good understanding of representation of religion in the media and Parliamentary process.
  • Experience of writing reports, briefing paper, articles, op-ed contributions.
  • Degree or equivalent qualification.

Closing Date: 29 May 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews are expected to take place W/c 3rd June.

Application Details

Please send a CV and covering letter by the closing date to sadia.ali@Parliament.uk

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a short-written exercise before interview.

Website: https://twitter.com/APPGreligion

Additional Notes