Suzy Lamplugh Trust is the UK’s pioneering personal safety charity and leading stalking authority, established in 1986 following the disappearance of 25-year-old Suzy Lamplugh whilst at work. We work towards creating a society in which people are safer - and feel safer - from the prevalence of stalking, harassment, aggression and violence, achieved through Supporting people; Education; and Campaigning. Our stalking helpline advice and advocacy service offers support and advice to thousands of victims of stalking every year.
Purpose of Job:
To lead on Suzy Lamplugh Trust’s policy and campaign work relating to stalking, in order to ensure that victims of stalking continue to have their voices heard and receive effective and appropriate responses and that the Suzy Lamplugh Trust continues to be the expert policy voice in this area. Support the broader personal safety policy and campaigns agenda of the Trust.
Please submit your CV and a supporting letter, addressing the shortlisting criteria, no later than 10 February 2020. PLEASE NOTE: Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.
Duties and responsibilities
- Lead the delivery and evaluation of national campaigns on stalking.
- Maintain effective relationships with civil servants, policy makers, national and local decision makers, and other campaigning bodies and build relevant networks of stakeholders.
- Proactively keep abreast of issues within the post-holder’s own portfolio, general criminal justice and violence against women and girls policy developments and up to date campaigning techniques
- Develop policy recommendations, write policy and campaigns reports, lobby government and other decision makers and stakeholders, and respond on behalf of Suzy Lamplugh Trust to government enquiries, consultations or other relevant initiatives.
- Engage people with experience of stalking in all aspects of work, including input into planning and policy development, participation in research and engagement in campaign actions and events.
- Disseminate Suzy Lamplugh Trust policies and campaigns through external presentations, publications, articles or briefings for a variety of audiences, and plan, organise, implement, oversee and evaluate campaign events.
- Represent Suzy Lamplugh Trust externally and as a media spokesperson
- Ensure project budgets are monitored effectively, and expenditure is reported back to funders in line with their requirements.
- Work with the fundraising team to help strengthen Suzy Lamplugh Trust’s case for support. Work closely with fundraisers to draft fundraising applications and input into fundraising appeals.
- Manage the organisation of quarterly National Stalking Consortium meetings
- Lead on Suzy Lamplugh Trust’s annual National Stalking Awareness Week campaign.
- Keep abreast of academic and research developments in the field of personal safety and build a network of relationships with academic institutions working in the field of personal safety.
- Support broader personal safety policy and campaigns of the Trust as required.
- Take part in a rota to respond to reactive press calls out of office hours.
- Undertake other duties that may from time to time be necessary and are compatible with the nature and grade of the post.
Skills and Experience
Note: ‘s’ denotes shortlisting criteria which must be addressed in covering letter
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a policy and campaigning role (s)
- Knowledge of the criminal justice and violence against women and girls sectors (s)
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral (s)
- Experience of delivering public talks and/or training to internal or external audiences
- Ability to understand and analyse complex information including statistics, research reports and legislation (s)
- Ability to design, carry out and analyse research
- Experience of developing and maintaining effective working relationships both internally and externally, including negotiation with organisations or individuals with differing perspectives and agendas. (s)
- Good knowledge of local and national government structures and experience of influencing them including the legislative process. (s)
- Ability to manage projects, including planning, implementing, over-seeing and evaluating multiple projects to meet agreed deadlines and targets
- Understanding and experience of using a range of campaigning techniques and how to use them to good effect (s)
- Experience of being a media spokesperson
- Experience of recruiting and supervising staff
- Experience of writing copy for use on websites, blog or social media
- Experience of working in a small team
- A self-starter who strives for excellence
- Analytical and thorough
- A team player who enjoys collaborative working
- Confident and outgoing
- Committed to the work of Suzy Lamplugh Trust
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.