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Reference: 84516

Date Added: 10 June 2022
Closing Date: 8 July 2022

Job Title: Legislative Affairs Director

Working For: Free Speech Union

Location: Internet

Salary: Subject to experience

Length of Contract: Part-time employee/contractor initially 0.5FTE

Job Details

PURPOSE: To oversee the FSU’s parliamentary work – finding MPs and peers to sponsor and amend bills, building support for those bills and amendments (e.g. written and oral briefings given to key decision-makers, placing stories in the press, publishing policy papers), creating networks of MPs and peers, as well as their staff (e.g. by organising dinners and larger social events, as well as WhatsApp groups), liaising with the APPG on free speech, select committees and other parliamentary groups, responding to consultations and inquiries, and building relationships with think tanks and other relevant bodies (e.g. political parties, other pro-free speech organisations like Big Brother Watch and Index on Censorship).

Who we are? The Free Speech Union is a non-partisan, mass-membership public interest body that stands up for the speech rights of its members and campaigns for free speech more widely. Our in-house legal team, working with our casework team, coordinates legal representation for members in difficulty. Our research and briefings arm publishes briefings on where free speech needs to be better protected. Our events arm organises online and in-person events.

In the last year, the FSU has seen sister organisations set up in the US, New Zealand and South Africa, with further expansion is to come. We have an exciting journey ahead and we’re looking for talented individuals to join our organisation.

To read the full job specification please visit: https://freespeechunion.org/the-free-speech-union-is-hiring-legislative-affairs-director/

Closing Date: 8 July 2022

Interview/Start Dates

The FSU is actively recruiting for this role and may withdraw it at its discretion.

Application Details

Applicants should read the full job specification on our website and send a CV and introductory letter to jobs@freespeechunion.org

Website: https://freespeechunion.org

Additional Notes