Advocacy and Government Relations Adviser

Job
from ActionAid
Closing date: 20 Oct 2019

ActionAid are recruiting for an Advocacy and Government Relations advisor to support the organisational influencing efforts and to sustain strong parliamentary and government relationships.

ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. Our dedicated local staff are changing the world with women and girls. We are ending violence and fighting poverty so that all women, everywhere, can create the future they want.

ActionAid are recruiting for an Advocacy and Government Relations advisor to support the organisational influencing efforts and to sustain strong parliamentary and government relationships to advance our advocacy to make change happen for women and girls in international development and humanitarian policy and practice.

As Advocacy and Government Relations Advisor, you will develop advocacy strategies and identify key targets for ActionAid’s programmes aligned, policy, advocacy and campaigning work.

We will look to you to lead on the advocacy planning and implementation phases to amplify ActionAid’s voice and work.

A key focus of your work will be to support in the building of ActionAid’s credibility, influence and relationships with UK Parliamentarians and Government, in support of advocacy strategies on our priority issues. You will ensure that these priority issues have a strong profile in UK Parliament and Government.

In order to succeed within this role, it is essential that you have demonstrable experience and knowledge of the UK Parliament and Whitehall and influencing within these contexts.

We are keen to receive applications from those with proven experience of successfully influencing external stakeholders and of working well collaboratively.

If you have this skill set along with a passion to work within an organisation committed to working with women and girls living in poverty to enable them to change their lives for good, we are keen to receive your application.

Please note that this role is being offered as a six-month fixed term contract.

ActionAid is committed to supporting flexible working. If you would like to discuss flexible working options, including the possibility of a job share for this role, there will be space to do so during the interview process.

ActionAid is committed to driving improvement through digital channels, tools and ways of working. We will ensure that we provide the technology and the training to enable all staff to perform their roles to the best of their abilities. In return, we ask that all staff are committed to continually improving their digital skills and knowledge within the working environment. Our recruitment processes will evaluate the digital skills of all applicants.

How to apply:

Apply online at https://candidate.actionaid.org.uk/99362RLW