Stakeholder Engagement Officer

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Employment Type Full time Permanent appointment. We will consider part-time, flexible working, and job-share applications.
Location Hybrid · UK M4 3AQ​, CF14 3UZ, G2 7JD
Salary Starting from £32,101 (GBP) £32,101.20
Team Communications and Engagement Team
Seniority Junior, Mid-level
  • Closing: 11:55pm, 19th Sep 2023 BST

Job Description

About us

We are Britain’s national equality regulator and a United Nations accredited ‘A status’ national human rights institution.

We uphold people’s rights without fear or favour. We use the full force of our legal powers to defend people from unfair or unequal treatment and to challenge breaches of the law. We advise on developing laws and provide guidance, training and support to enable compliance.

We bring people together to create change. We work with employers, governments and a wide range of organisations, to promote understanding of equality and human rights and we support them to make improvements in practice.

Our strategy for 2022-25 gives us a strong platform to show that we will use our powers to protect and promote equality and human rights, and that we have identified the main challenges in society where we can make a difference in our role as a regulator.

Overview of the role and responsibilities

We are looking for an experienced communications professional to support the delivery of a new engagement strategy for the Commission’s domestic and international stakeholders.

Since this is a varied and people-orientated role, you will have broad communications skills including experience in supporting the coordination of events, briefing senior representatives, and in drafting of communications materials, to help us strengthen our relationships with stakeholders and colleagues across the organisation.

Everything we do makes national headlines, and we rely on talented, resilient and enthusiastic people to help us engage with multiple audiences on complex, often sensitive topics that affect everyone in Britain, and those protected by international equality and human rights laws.

In return, we can offer you a great place to work and a dedicated, supportive team, working with you on subjects that really matter to people. We will support you in developing your professional skills and expertise, encourage you to seek out opportunities and provide opportunities for you to broaden your horizons. 

You will:

  • Support the directorate in delivering a new plan to engage with stakeholders at multiple levels across the protected characteristics and thematic areas of our Strategic Plan 2022-25

  • Support colleagues in arranging and coordinating in-person and online stakeholder events

  • Draft monthly stakeholder newsletters and ad-hoc stakeholder communications

  • Contribute to stakeholder mapping exercises

  • Draft briefings and speeches for EHRC representatives ahead of key relationship meetings and international conferences

  • Continuously build your skills and learn about new processes to improve the efficiency of the engagement team.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

The full list of Knowledge, Skills and Experience required for this role can be found in the Candidate Pack.


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a range of benefits including flexible working patterns, 30 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays (full time FTE), access to the Civil Service Pension Scheme and partnership pension schemes, and enhanced parental leave benefits. More information can be found in the candidate pack.

How to apply

If this sounds like the role for you, please review the Candidate Pack for more information and submit your application today!

Disability Confident Leader

As a Disability Confident Leader, the Equality and Human Rights Commission offers an interview for people with disabilities (as defined by the Equality Act 2010 and The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004) and who meet the minimum criteria for this appointment.

Where high numbers of applications are received, the candidates that best meet the minimum criteria for the role may only be invited to interview. If you wish to apply for consideration under this scheme, please complete the appropriate section on the online application form. This will enable us to make the appropriate arrangements, if necessary.

If you require an alternative accessible version of the application form or wish to discuss your application or reasonable adjustment – please contact us by email at or by telephone on 0161 829 8100

Diversity in our workforce

At the Commission, we are proud of our respectful workplace that values the contribution of all our staff, whatever their background.  We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment. Our recruitment decisions are based on fair, open competition, with appointment on merit. We welcome applications from everyone to ensure we achieve a balanced representation in our workforce in all grades.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Tue 19th Sep 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Applications closed Tue 19th Sep 2023