End Violence Against Women - Public Affairs Manager

Cadence Partners

  • Salary: £40,310 (incl ILW)
  • Location: London - Occasional UK wide travel, including some overnight travel, when required
  • Closing: 8:00pm, 7th Jun 2021 BST

Job Description

ROLE OVERVIEW:

 

This role will work with closely with EVAW’s Director to lead on our responsive and proactive political lobbying strategies, as well as with colleagues focusing on policy, campaigns and membership.

 

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Strategy

  •  Lead the development and delivery of EVAW’s political advocacy and influencing strategy covering Westminster Government and Opposition, Parliament, Whitehall officials, government in the nations (in collaboration with EVAW members), local and regional government bodies including London’s City Hall, as well as other key statutory and voluntary sector agencies, and the broader policy and influencing community.

 Anti-racism analysis

  •  Contribute to strengthening EVAW’s anti-racism analysis and campaigning by bringing knowledge, insight and suggestions

  • Demonstrate commitment to ensuring values of intersectionality and anti-racism are threaded into all EVAW’s campaigns and communications

  • Actively participate in EVAW’s review of our internal practices and culture in relation to race/ethnicity

 

External / advocacy

 

  • Represent EVAW at senior external meetings with political stakeholders including in Parliament and/or with Government ministers

  • Develop and maintain relationships with politicians, civil servants and other stakeholders

  • Prepare and present oral and written briefings for EVAW to wider audiences on request

  • Proactively prepare PQs, briefings, correspondence and reports for political audiences, and provide timely responses to requests for information

  • Represent EVAW on relevant boards and stakeholder groups on which we sit, including at London City Hall

  • Act as an EVAW media spokesperson where appropriate (working closely with the Communications Manager and Directors)

  • Participate in effective advocacy coalitions, working collaboratively with EVAW member organisations and other civil society groups, to achieve key public affairs and campaigning objectives

 

Internal / coalition

 

  • Ensure EVAW can participate in the influencing of relevant legislation by keeping abreast of Bills and other parliamentary processes and procedures, and identify and deliver lobbying and advocacy opportunities on VAWG

  • Ensure EVAW members’ knowledge and concerns are presented to policy makers and feed this back to our members. Set up and accompany member organisations to political meetings according to EVAW’s advocacy and membership development plans

  • Lead EVAW’s planning of political party conference activities and other parliamentary events

  • Contribute to EVAW’s strategy on law-based campaigning including strategic litigation

  • Work closely with, and advise, EVAW colleagues and members to design and deliver strategic campaigning, media and lobbying work on VAWG

 Administration

  •  Set targets for new political contacts and, working with the Director, cultivate these contacts

  • Undertake other tasks and responsibilities reasonably requested by the Director(s)

  • Be responsible for monitoring and evaluation in your area of work

  • Protect and enhance the organisation’s core values and profile when producing content or speaking on its behalf

  • Some evening and weekend work will be required as part of a media on-call rota (renumerated in addition to salary)

 Systems

  • Maintain a political contacts database and parliamentary monitoring systems

  • Devise internal systems to keep colleagues informed of relevant political information

  • Attend and contribute to regular team meetings and team planning sessions

  • Attend supervision, and be willing to undertake general tasks as reasonably required

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in or with UK Parliament or political institutions at a senior level

  • Proven track record in developing and delivering effective political advocacy strategies resulting in policy or law change relevant to the field of violence against women and girls, or related human rights or equalities fields

  • Experience in cultivating and maintaining relationships with senior level political contacts

  • Track record in influencing and working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders such as politicians, political advisors, civil servants, other policy and decision makers, civil society groups, legal professionals, justice agencies, and media contacts

  • Experience of maintaining an organised political contacts database and parliamentary monitoring system that covers relevant debates and questions

    Desirable

  • Experience in using social media in a policy and campaigns context

  • Experience of working with London City Hall, PCCs or other regional and local government agencies

  • Experience in the field of violence against women and girls

  • Experience of working with survivors of violence

Skills

Essential

  • Sound knowledge of the UK political system, parliamentary processes and policy making in the UK, and an understanding of how to drive social and political change in specific public policy areas

  • Demonstrable knowledge of the current policy and legislative issues relating to violence against women and girls

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills. Ability to present evidence, research and policy recommendations in writing and deliver speeches and presentations, for a variety of political and other stakeholder audiences

  • Understanding of the media’s role in policy development and ability to handle journalist enquiries

    Desirable

  • Evidence of effective delivery of high impact campaigning

Attributes

Essential

  • Demonstrable commitment to gender equality and human rights and an understanding of how intersecting inequalities affect different women, alongside a clear commitment to anti-racist and anti-discriminatory practice and behaviour

  • Ability to work sensitively and ethically with survivors of violence

  • High degree of self-motivation, ability to work independently with minimal supervision, ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure in a small, busy team

environment

 

 

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

Applications closed Mon 7th Jun 2021

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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

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