TSSA represents people working in transport and travel. Our vision is to be a well organised and effective trade union where our members are at the heart of everything that we do. We want to be able to campaign on issues that are important to our members and the transport industry. To do this, we need to have a strong political voice where we can encourage our members to challenge and create change within their workplaces, their industry and their wider community.
Political Officer – Communications and Media Team - London
The role – You will be working with our communications team to continuously develop and deliver on our political strategy. You will plan and pursue campaigns that deliver on our industrial and political policies and objectives and be able to communicate these to our membership through media content delivery. To do this you will be building positive working relationships with politicians, political parties, other trade unions and campaigning organisations to ensure we have avenues for a growing political voice. You will also find ways to engage our membership in politics that impact on them via education and awareness programmes.
The skills and knowledge we are looking for - We are looking for someone who can lead and influence a wide range of audiences from our members to senior politicians. You must have strong verbal and written communication skills including digital content and delivery and also be able to work as part of a collaborative communications team. You must value the role of trade unions in society and understand the role they play in working environments. You must have knowledge of and preferably experience of engaging with political and parliamentary structures. A passion for public transport alongside an equal and fair society would make you the kind of individual we are looking for.
In the current environmental, political and economic crisis that we are in, never has there been a more important and challenging time to play a part in creating change, drive social engagement and challenge discrimination via pro-active and positive campaigns in the public and private transport industry.
The office location for this role Liverpool Street, London but the role will require national travel and an element of out of normal office hours working.
Our Political Officers starting salary is £51,654 plus London Weighting of £5,521 that can rise on an incremental scale to £58,541 plus LW over a period of five years.
The closing date for this vacancy is Monday 9th March, 10am and assessments will be held on either the 23rd or 24th March 2020.
TSSA offers all employees a generous annual leave entitlement and defined benefit pension scheme. TSSA is an equal opportunities employer striving to maintain and grow our diverse workplace community. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We are a family friendly employer and pro-actively support staff with disabilities. We are proud to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion and have just recently signed the Time to Change pledge.
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