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We are looking for someone to lead the Today for Tomorrow campaign and advance Lord Bird’s private member’s bill, the Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill, through the UK Parliament.
This role is being offered on a 1-year fixed term contract, maternity cover basis.
The successful candidate will develop Today For Tomorrow by:
- Advancing the Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill, through the UK Parliament and within the UK Government
- Advancing general awareness and support for long-term policymaking among political leaders, via a targeted influence campaign
- Building interest and support amongst the public, and via partnerships with youth, academic, civil society, and business groups
- Coordinating the overlapping arms of the campaign (parliamentary, government and partnerships) to maximum benefit
- Establishing Today For Tomorrow as a respected cross-party, cross-sector campaign;
- Setting and delivering a political influencing strategy
- Liaising with existing funders to sustain the campaign
Day-to-day, you will:
- Manage the Parliamentary Research Analyst
- Work independently, but as an employee of The Big Issue Group
- Each quarter, or more frequently if needed, convene a Steering Committee of partners and funders
- Liaise closely with Lord Bird and The Big Issue senior management team
- Normally work from the Office of Lord Bird and alongside MPs, Peers and APPGs, including the APPG for Future Generations (which Lord Bird co-chairs), but during the pandemic work from home
Skills & Experience
- You are already an accomplished campaigner, with experience of overseeing a successful campaign, including office administration
- You have a deep understanding of political advocacy, parliamentary processes and the ability to work across party boundaries
- You have an excellent understanding of how to plan and influence decision-makers in government, Parliament, and the media
- You understand the challenges of long-term thinking in government policymaking
- You will have a strong commitment to long-term, sustainable development or wellbeing policy
- You are highly skilled at building and managing relationships of all types, including partnerships
- You have excellent spoken and written communication skills
For a full job description, please download from the link below.
Salary and Benefits include:
- Salary commensurate with the third sector, which can be confirmed on request.
- Incremental holiday entitlement starting at 25 days per year plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time staff) plus paid leave to care for a sick child or grandchild and a sick or elderly relation
- Incremental sick pay starting at 5 days per rolling year
- Enhanced contribution to our workplace pension
- Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
- Training and development opportunities including an open learning library and management training schemes
- Health benefits include life cover, a health Cashplan scheme which provides access to counselling and a range of therapies
Please note that we reserve the right to review and amend our staff benefits and they do not form part of any contract of employment.
This role will be based at Westminster working from Lord Bird’s office and also at the Big Issue’s head office in Finsbury Park. Initially, however, due to Covid restrictions, it is likely that some work may still be undertaken at the successful candidate’s home address.
If you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 10th May 2021
The Big Issue Group is striving towards Equal Opportunities
We particularly welcome applications from those who are underrepresented in our sector, such as women in senior roles, and people with disabilities and from Black and Minority Ethnic communities.
Since 1991, The Big Issue has fought poverty by creating opportunities and supporting people to take control of their lives. Over time our organisation has grown and now The Big Issue Group consists of The Big Issue Company Ltd and Big Issue Invest Ltd (our social investment arm). In addition, we also have our sister charity The Big Issue Foundation.