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Reference: 71241

Date Added: 29 May 2019
Closing Date: 12 June 2019

Job Title: International Policy Support Officer

Working For: National Education Union

Location: London

Salary: £39,726 per annum plus £1,005 lunch allowance

Job Details

The National Education Union is a force for change in the world of education, bringing together more than 450,000 teachers, lecturers, support staff and leaders working in maintained and independent schools and colleges across the UK.

Combining the expertise and experience of both the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and the National Union of Teachers (NUT), the National Education Union is the largest education union in Europe and the fourth largest union in the Trades Union Congress (TUC). We are an effective and powerful voice – championing everyone who works in education.

The successful candidate will provide support within the international policy team and to help ensure that policy work in these areas informs, supports and assists the achievement of the NEU’s wider priorities and the NEU’s international strategy.

As a policy expert, they will be providing policy advice, guidance, campaign and project materials in strengthening and defending teachers’ trade union and human rights internationally and children’s rights to public education. In addition, the successful candidate will be representing the NEU at external events and with a range of stakeholders and partners including the Department for International Development (DfID), the Trade Union Congress (TUC), relevant NGOs and global solidarity organisations.

We are looking for someone with recent and relevant policy, research of campaigning experience, ideally in a trade union or membership organisation who has also proven knowledge of policy around education systems and trade unions globally, human rights and children’s right to public education.

They will also need to have highly developed literacy and numeracy skills, good analytical skills, and an ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders including activists and members.

We offer good conditions including a commencing salary of £39,726 pa plus a non-superannuable luncheon allowance currently set at £1,005, 33 days annual leave plus 4 days paid additional holiday entitlement as the NEU office closure days at Christmas and a final salary pension scheme. Salary, annual leave and office closure days will be pro-rata, for part-time applicants.

Closing Date: 12 June 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Applicants shoud apply online before midday on the closing date.

Applicants are also advised that interviews for this role will take place on Monday 24th June 2019.

Application Details


We welcome applications from individuals seeking part-time, job-share or other flexible working arrangements.

Website: https://neu.org.uk/

Additional Notes