Date Added: 10 September 2021
: 23 September 2021
Job Title: Political Officer
Working For: National Education Union
Salary: £41,474 per annum plus £1,056 lunch allowance
Length of Contract: Permanent
Based in our Hamilton House office (London WC1H 9BD)
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.
The successful candidate will be assisting the Senior Political Officer in developing and implementing the political strategy of the NEU, establishing and maintaining relationships with politicians and their advisers and other key stakeholders. The postholder will also support and develop the NEU Councillors’ Network, raising its profile and influence.
The successful applicant will need to have previous experience in a policy, research or campaigns/lobbying environment, or policy development and promotion, as well as current knowledge of the parliamentary system and political environment. They will also need to be comfortable working in a team environment but also have the ability to think on their feet, confidently handling difficult, confidential and sensitive situations.
With good communications and public speaking skills, the postholder will need to be able to write analytically and persuasively in a variety of styles for a range of different audiences, always exercising sound political judgement and maintaining positive working relationships.
This role will entail occasional travel, regionally and nationally which may require occasional stays away from home, working regular evenings and weekends, subject to business needs.
In addition to salary, we offer good conditions including a non-superannuable luncheon allowance currently set at £1056, 33 days annual leave plus Christmas closure days and a defined benefit pension scheme. Salary and benefits are pro-rata for part-time applicants.
Further details can be downloaded from our website at https://neu.org.uk/working-neu where applicants will be able to complete an online application on our recruitment portal.
Closing Date: 23 September 2021
Prospective applicants will need to be aware that the job closes at 12.00 noon on the closing date.
Prospective applicants are advised that interviews for this role will be taking place on Wednesday 20 October 2021.
Applicants will be able to complete an online application on our recruitment portal.