13 Nov 2017

Part-Time Parliamentary Officer

Age UK – Posted by AdminLondon, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Parliamentary Officer to deliver a range of high quality, imaginative and targeted Government and parliamentary activities to ensure issues relating to and affecting older people in lower and middle income countries are on the political agenda.

Age International is a charity helping older people to live with dignity, health and security in some of the world’s poorest countries. Age International is the UK voice of the Help Age International global network; helping to raise awareness about ageing and development.

We are seeking an experienced Parliamentary Officer to deliver a range of high quality, imaginative and targeted Government and parliamentary activities to ensure issues relating to and affecting older people in lower and middle income countries are on the political agenda. 

Job details: 

  • To deliver parliamentary influencing activities engaging closely with parliamentary processes and functions.
  • To manage political communications with parliamentarians and their staff, and political parties, responding to requests from parliamentarians and liaising with their offices.
  • To provide accurate parliamentary and political monitoring and identify opportunities for promoting the organisation’s work.
  • To provide on-going, in-depth analysis of political and parliamentary processes and to support work on legislation with research and analysis.
  • To produce briefing papers and written communications materials that have impact for external audiences, communicating Age International’s priority influencing issues to MPs and Peers.
  • To build Age International’s profile with MPs and Peers by initiating face to face meetings with individuals and groups.
  • Design and manage the delivery of events, visits and other activities to promote the organisation’s work to parliamentarians, politicians and other decision-makers.

For a full list of role responsibilities, please refer to the Job Pack.

Profile:

  • Experience of working in a political or parliamentary setting.
  • Able to manage projects relating to parliamentary or political work.
  • Experience of disseminating complex issues to a wide range of audiences.
  • Knowledge of setting up and managing systems.
  • Ability to communicate with external Audiences both verbal and written.
  • Experience of researching, analysing and communicating complex political and policy issues
  • Commitment to working as part of a team that aims to have a positive influence on the policies and practices that affect older people in developing countries
  • Ability to prioritise workloads and balance conflicting demands

We are aiming to hold interviews on 8th December 2017.

Age UK has a vision of a world in which older people flourish. We aim to improve later life for everyone through our services, advice, campaigns, products, training and research.

We offer a range of benefits including:

  • 26 days annual holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Competitive pension with employer contribution of up to 9%
  • BUPA Cash Plan
  • Cycle scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Life insurance
  • Staff perks discounts
  • Learning and development schemes

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of age, sex, race, disability,  sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria. We welcome requests for flexible working.

Closing Date: 26/11/2017

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Job Categories: Officer. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: Age UK, diversity, london, and officer. Salary: 20,000 - 40,000.

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