Parliamentary Officer

UK 100

  • Team: Campaigns
  • Salary: £29,000
  • Location: Virtual, with the expectation to work from the UK100 London office at a minimum of two days per month. The postholder must either live in Greater London or be within easy commuting distance to London / able to travel regularly to London on short notice.
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 20th Dec 2022 GMT

Job Description

Hours: Full time, Permanent

Location: Virtual but the postholder will be expected to work from the UK100 London office at a minimum of two days per month. Due to the nature of this role the postholder needs to either live in Greater London or be within easy commuting distance to London / able to travel regularly to London. 

Do you want to work in a committed and skilled team, campaigning to change the rules so local leaders can accelerate a fair transition to net zero and clean air? Are you an experienced operator in Westminster and Whitehall, with good contacts and excellent judgement looking for an opportunity to work in a fast-growing organisation and have an impact on climate change?

If so, UK100 may well be for you. 

We are looking for somebody who has experience of politics and parliament. The role would suit somebody who has worked closely with Senior stakeholders, UK Government Officials, MPs and peers. Knowledge of how the UK Parliament works is essential for the role  and being able to communicate complex arguments in simple and powerful ways will be skills needed to support our members and partners  to advocate for effective local climate action. If you know and understand local government, even better.

The role will be part of  a team that engages with parliamentarians on behalf of UK10, through meetings, events, briefings and newsletters.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: UK100 is actively taking steps towards developing new opportunities for people from an array of backgrounds, ensuring that everybody has an equal opportunity and is not treated differently or discriminated against because of their characteristics. UK100 values the voices of each of its employees in order to progress in a collaborative, innovative and well balanced way. The postholder will be expected to echo and support this. This can be found on the UK100 website here

Key responsibilities: 

  • Working with the Campaigns Manager, develop and deliver a parliamentary and political engagement plan that connects UK100’s members of local leaders with Parliamentarians to support UK100’s aims and objectives.

  • Identify opportunities for influence within the UK Parliament, working with key Parliamentarians and priority partners to influence legislation and policy in-line with UK100 priorities.

  • Build and maintain relationships with key parliamentarians to support UK100’s work with local authority leaders. 

  • Develop and deliver effective messaging and content to convey UK100’s priorities to parliamentarians, their staff and government officials, through briefings and parliamentary questions, writing newsletters and managing online  and in person events.

  • Provide a secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Sustainable Finance and the APPG on Air Pollution.

  • Lead relationship management with APPG stakeholders (supporters and Parliamentarians), including growing their network and support the development and maintenance of UK100’s CRM database

  • Support and comply with UK100’s guidance on branding, tone of voice and key messages, positively contributing towards raising UK100’s profile 

  • Collaborate through matrix working with UK100 staff to achieve the organisation's goals.

  • We are a small team. Ad hoc duties will thus arise, and every team member is expected to support the team efforts. 

Place in organisational structure: The post holder will report to the Campaigns Manager.

Key relationships: 

Internal:  

  • Campaigns manager

  • Research & Policy manager

  • Chief Executive

External: 

  • Ministers and advisers

  • Parliamentarians and support staff

  • NGOs and partner organisations 

  • Relevant business and corporates

Benefits: 

  • Competitive salary 

  • 25 days annual leave (plus statutory bank holidays) 

  • An additional 3 days paid leave over Christmas period 

  • An additional 2 days of paid leave per year to volunteer 

  • Enhanced pension offering & access to professional pension advice 

  • Competitive Parental Leave policies 

  • Opportunity to request a Sabbatical after 1 year of service 

  • Company MacBook Air 

  • Work from home allowance 

  • UK100 supports flexible working arrangements 

  • Mental Health first aider 

Special Note: This job description does not form part of the employment contract but indicates how that contract should be performed. The job description may be subject to amendment in the light of experience and consultation with the post holder. 

Person Specification Criteria:

Knowledge:

  • Demonstrable experience of utilising a range of Parliamentary mechanisms 

  • Good understanding of the relevant policy and politics to achieving net zero and air quality.

Experience:

  • Working within Parliament and/or Whitehall

  • Establishing and maintaining partnerships with key Parliamentarians and stakeholders to influence policy and legislation.

  • Experience of organising effective meetings and events and writing briefings to support action

Skills and abilities:

  • Effective project management skills and record keeping

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective and influential relationships

  • Good political acumen, initiative and judgement 

Other:

  • Proactive and positive attitude and ability to work collaboratively with others

  • Committed to the vision of UK100

Closing Date: 20th December 2022 

Interviews: To be held virtually in the week commencing 3rd January 2023 

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application