Date Added: 22 April 2022
: 16 May 2022
Job Title: Parliamentary Officer
Working For: International Justice Mission UK
Length of Contract: Permanent
The Parliamentary Officer will be a key part of the newly formed Advocacy and Impact team. Working closely with the Public Affairs Lead, they will seek to advance IJM UK’s advocacy goals by exploring strategic opportunities and relationships, primarily within the UK Parliament. The post holder will manage new and existing relationships with MPs, Peers and their staff, helping to inform them and build support for IJM’s theory of change. Where possible, the post holder will seek to inform legislative change to advance IJM’s casework.
This role would suit a person with previous experience of working in the UK parliament or advocating to MPs and Peers, with proven experience of drafting informative briefings and understanding how parliament functions. You will be passionate about seeking justice for those IJM supports around the world and have a strong desire to equip parliamentarians to play their part.
- Advance IJM’s legislative objectives in line with our advocacy priorities and in support of the 2030 vision
- Proactively build relationships with MPs and Peers of strategic importance; maintaining existing relationships and developing new supporters in Parliament to advocate to Government on our behalf
- Attend meetings with and write briefings for MPs and Peers on relevant issues, prepare notes for parliamentary debates, draft written and oral questions
- Draft evidence submissions for Parliamentary inquiries (e.g. Committee Inquiries) together with the Public Affairs Lead
- Attend meetings and events hosted in Parliament and with All-Party Parliamentary Groups
- Monitor events, opportunities, debates and the political environment including legislative opportunities to advance IJM’s theory of change or to enhance IJM’s influence and credibility
- Build IJM’s presence and reputation within key political networks, including groups such as Christians in Parliament, Christians on the Left, Conservative Christian Fellowship
- Organise and attend relevant events
- Engage with devolved governments where appropriate
- Work with IJM’s public relations and social media leads to advance advocacy objectives as appropriate.
Closing Date: 16 May 2022
Interviews will be held on 24/25 May 2022
Please submit a cover letter (maximum two pages) explaining why your skills, exprience, qualities and interests make you suitable for this post.
Please also supply your CV detailing relevant experience and a supporting statement of Christian faith (up to one-page) describing your faith journey, current spiritual disciplines and how you see your faith as relevant to your involvement with IJM
Applications should be emailed to contact@IJMUK.org, subject line Parliamentary Officer
Any questions, contact Euan Fraser, Public Affairs Lead, euan.fraser@IJMUK.org