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Reference: 90863

Date Added: 16 November 2023
Closing Date: 1 December 2023

Job Title: Policy Officer (Employment Rights)

Working For: Equity

Location: London

Salary: Salary on a scale starting at £59,943.15 inclusive of London Weighting

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Full time, permanent (35 hours per week)
30 days annual leave plus bank holidays and Christmas closure
Defined Benefit Contributory Pension Scheme
Based in Central London Head Office
Equity recognises Unite as the staff group union

The Policy Officer (Employment Rights) is a new role within the Policy, Governance and Communications (PGC) Department and will work under the direction of the Assistant General Secretary (PGC), to advance the union's policy development, lobbying and campaigning activity. Their day to day responsibilities will include responding to consultations, conducting research, providing analysis and contributing to the union’s communications output with specific responsibility for leading and articulating our work on employment rights, equality and health and safety issues. This role will also further develop the union’s strategy for engaging with local authorities and will provide support for our lobbying and engagement activity in the UK Nations. They will also coordinate Equity’s involvement with the Federation of Entertainment Unions and relevant TUC working groups.

The role is based in Equity’s London office with occasional travel required to our National and Regional offices and to support and engage with our network of branches, committees and activists around the UK.

Strong candidates will be able to demonstrate success in using their analytical, writing and research skills to effect change. As well as being able to assess statistics, policy and legislative developments, they will also be able to communicate their ideas clearly and with a view to empowering members and activists to take action in support of the union’s campaigning and industrial objectives. Effective team working experience and strong interpersonal skills are also highly desirable as well as an ability to work at pace across a portfolio of projects.

The role requires a commitment to the role and work of Trade Unions and an understanding of the legislative environment experienced by atypical workers.

For further information about the role please contact Louise McMullan, Deputy General Secretary lmcmullan@equity.org.uk

Equity is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all who believe they fit the essential requirements for the job.

Closing Date: 1 December 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews to be held on 11th December 2023 in London

Application Details


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

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