Farringdon, Greater London
£35,608 - £36,685 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

ActionAid are recruiting for an Advocacy Advisor to support the organisational influencing efforts and to sustain strong parliamentary and government relationships to advance our advocacy to make change happen for women and girls in international development and humanitarian policy and practice.


ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. Our dedicated local staff are ending violence against women and girls and helping change lives, for good. We won’t stop until women and girls are out of danger, out of poverty and on track to create the future they want.

As Advocacy Advisor, you will support the development and implementation of advocacy strategies and identify key influencing targets for ActionAid’s policy, advocacy and campaigning work.

A key focus of your work will be to support in the building of ActionAid’s credibility, influence and relationships with UK Parliamentarians in support of advocacy strategies on our priority issues. You will ensure that these priority issues have a strong profile in UK Parliament and Government.

In order to succeed within this role, you should be able to demonstrate experience of successfully influencing stakeholders in UK Government or Parliament.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of UK parliamentary process, and realistic opportunities for influencing within it (as well as a recognition of the challenges of UK advocacy in this current political context).

The Advocacy Advisor should also show a broad understanding of the UK political context in relation to international development and women's rights, and an understanding of AAUK's feminist principles.

We are keen to receive applications from those with experience of working collaboratively across teams (who may have varied objectives) in order to identify a shared purpose.

If you meet this criteria and also have experience of advising senior colleagues on key political issues and an ability to condense complex information into succinct briefings and analysis, we are keen to receive your application.

Please note that this role will be offered as a 12 month fixed term contract.

ActionAid is committed to driving improvement through digital channels, tools and ways of working.  We will ensure that we provide the technology and the training to enable all staff to perform their roles to the best of their abilities. In return, we ask that all staff are committed to continually improving their digital skills and knowledge within the working environment. Our recruitment processes will evaluate the digital skills of all applicants. 

ActionAid is committed to supporting flexible working. If you would like to discuss flexible working options, including the possibility of a job share for this role, there will be space to do so during the interview process.

Refreshed on: 10 May 2021
Closed date: 03 June 2021
Job ref: 132260CHJ
Tags: Advocacy, Operations