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Reference: 85908

Date Added: 13 September 2022
Closing Date: 26 September 2022

Job Title: Director of the APPG for the Prevention of Genocide

Working For: Aegis Trust / Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

Location: London

Salary: £24,000 p.a. (£40,000 FTE)

Length of Contract: 12 months

Job Details

Aegis Trust and Holocaust Memorial Day Trust are recruiting a Director to run the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, which they co-direct.

The Director will be employed for three-days per week, to be worked flexible according to needs, on a fixed term contract for twelve months, with a view to this becoming a permanent position subject to securing adequate ongoing funding.

The Director of the APPG will be the sole staff member working exclusively on promoting, growing and co-ordinating the membership and activities of the APPG. They will be responsive to the needs and direction of the Chair and Co-chair, and also help to grow and co-ordinate a steering committee of representatives from the atrocity prevention sector.

Location: London (inc min. one day per week in the HMDT offices in Vauxhall)

Reporting to: James Smith (CEO Aegis Trust) and Olivia Marks-Woldman (CEO Holocaust Memorial Day Trust)

Role: To support the APPG and enable it to function smoothly and effectively.

Main tasks and responsibilities

The APPG Director will:

1) Ensure the APPG meets its strategic objectives and operates effectively
2) Identify opportunities to influence (eg by keeping abreast of parliamentary timetable, debates and events)
3) Update and brief APPG members on relevant matters
4) Engage and build partnerships with stakeholders in the sector (eg. other APPGs, MPs and Peers, civil society)
5) Organise regular APPG meetings including working meetings with the Office-bearers
6) Support Steering Group meetings.
7) Ensure effective communications from the APPG to members and the public (eg including website and social media)
8) Identify funding opportunities and working with Aegis & HMDT to grow the APPG

Person Specification

1) Experience of the UK Parliament
2) Strong knowledge of the workings of the UK Parliament
3) Understanding of how parliamentary processes impact on policy development
4) Strong written and oral communication skills
5) Excellent networking and partnership building skills
6) Excellent organisational skills
7) Ability to work independently, take the initiative and work towards targets
8) Some experience in seeking and applying for grants
9) Interest in genocide, contemporary conflicts and policies relating to atrocity prevention
10) Commitment to diversity and inclusion

Closing Date: 26 September 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Closing time: 9 am 

Interview Date: Tuesday 4 October 2022, in person.

If candidates are unable to make this date, we will do our best to accommodate a different date.

Those shortlisted will be invited to interview the following week.

Application Details

Please send your cv, cover letter and diversity monitoring form to recruitment@hmd.org.uk 

We will only accept applications by email. If you would like to discuss any aspect of the role or application process, please contact us at recruitment@hmd.org.uk If you have any access requirements, please notify us in advance and we will do all we can to accommodate you.

Please ensure your cover letter is no more than two pages and addresses the following:
1) Why you want this role at the APPG on Genocide Prevention and Crimes Against Humanity
2) How you meet the person specification

Website: https://www.hmd.org.uk/

Additional Notes