City of London, London, Greater London

£30,000 - £35,000


About the organisation

Kaleidoscope Trust is dedicated to promoting and advancing equality and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people internat... Read more

Job Description

Role Description: Researcher and Coordinator - APPG on Global LGBT Rights

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global LGBT Rights exists to advance LGBT rights around the world. It provides a forum for parliamentarians and organisations across the public, private and third sectors to work together to champion LGBT rights and push back against abuse and discrimination. It principally focuses on international LBGT rights but include domestic issues within its remit.

This full-time role will provide dedicated support to the APPG. You will manage administrative processes to ensure that members can collaborate effectively, co-ordinate communication with stakeholders and support the development and delivery of projects including organising events, undertaking research, developing policy, delivering oral and written briefings and the delivery of consultations, inquiries and other programmes of work.

The post holder will be employed by Kaleidoscope Trust but will be exclusively dedicated to supporting the work of the APPG on Global LGBT rights. Kaleidoscope Trust is a London-based NGO dedicated to promoting and advancing equality and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people internationally. We work with activists and organisations in 50+ countries to create positive change for LGBT people where they face discrimination, criminalisation and violence.

Key responsibilities and duties: Coordination and Administration

  • Provide general administrative support;

  • Manage incoming APPG emails and communications;

  • Initiate and hold meetings with members from all political parties and develop their support;

  • Take notes at meetings and provide accurate written records and minutes;

  • Maintain contact data of stakeholders including reporting, inputting and updating data in accordance with internal policies;

  • Implement and manage administrative systems including managing records;

  • Update and maintain website content;

  • Edit, print and dispatch briefings, emails and newsletters;

  • Co-ordinate e-bulletins and bulk emails for events, consultations and other projects.

Project delivery

  • Project manage the development and delivery of consultations, inquiries and other programmes of work, including research and consultation with stakeholders;

  • Administer events, including providing logistical support, coordinating resources and booking travel and accommodation;

  • Assist with engaging organisations, stakeholders and campaigners across the UK working in close cooperation with them to promote LGBT rights in other countries, including producing resources that enable them to participate in our work (e.g., briefings, etc.).


  • Monitor business in the Houses of Parliament (including debates, questions, etc.) and other relevant sources and advise members and stakeholders of upcoming opportunities;

  • Monitor trends and changes in global LGBT rights to ensure the officers of the APPG are aware of key issues;

  • Prepare written and oral briefings for officers and members of the APPG;

  • Provide summaries of debates and questions in the Houses of Parliament for members and stakeholders;

  • Assist with efforts to raise funds including supporting office-holders to develop funding bids.

General responsibilities and duties

  • Conduct the duties of the job description in accordance with the operational policies including but not limited to applicable equality and diversity policy and code of conduct;

  • Ensure that the APPG fulfils the terms of its registration and upholds the rules on APPGs to the satisfaction of the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards;

  • Maintain good working relations with office holders, staff, volunteers, member

    organisations and other stakeholders;

  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as may be required.

Person specification:

  • A relevant degree or post graduate qualification;

  • Experience of working in parliament and/or good knowledge of parliamentary processes;

  • Commitment to advancing the rights of LGBT people and/or an understanding of human rights in an international context;

  • Excellent research and analytical skills;

  • Proven experience of working in an office environment providing administrative support;

  • IT proficient with good experience of using spreadsheets, databases and ideally a content management system (CMS) to update website content;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including telephone skills;

  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills, able to relate appropriately to a wide range of people;

  • Outstanding organisational skills with ability to prioritise a varied workload under pressure and manage projects from start to completion;

  • Excellent and proven attention to detail, takes initiative and responsibility for own actions;

  • Committed to aims and objectives of the APPG on Global LGBT Rights.

This is an outline role description and may be subject to change in consultation with the post holder.

Key Terms and Conditions:


This role is full-time for a duration of 18 months with the possibility of extension depending on funding.


The salary range is £30,000-35,000 depending on experience plus pension contributions.


This postholder will be employed by Kaleidoscope Trust on behalf of the APPG on Global LGBT Rights.


The chair of the APPG on Global LGBT rights will provide day-to-day oversight and direction. The Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Trust will manage the postholder in relation to their employment (pay, conditions, etc.). An oversight committee comprising key stakeholders (member organisations from the UK Alliance for Global Equality) will provide support to this post on a periodic basis.

Place of Work

The postholder will divide their working week between Parliament and at Kaleidoscope Trust’s office, 18 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL.

Working Week

This is a full-time fixed-term contract for 18 months with the possibility of extension depending on funding, comprising a total working week of 35 hours. Normal office hours are Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5.30pm, however the demands of this post require a flexible approach to both timing and duration of the working day.

Annual Leave

Entitlement is 25 days (plus Bank Holidays) and is usually expected to be taken during parliamentary recess.

Right to Work

The post-holder must possess the right to live and work in the United Kingdom for the period of the contract.

How to Apply

Deadline 5pm on 10 December 2018


A two-stage interview process will be conducted:

First-stage interviews: 14 December 2018

Second-stage interviews: 18 December 2018

Please send your CV and a two-page covering letter explaining (i) your interest in this position and (ii) your relevant experience as per the person specification outlined above. Please email the documents, along with a completed Recruitment Monitoring and Analysis Form to info[at]kaleidoscopetrust[dot]com titling your communication: “Vacancy: Researcher and Coordinator - APPG on Global LGBT Rights”.

We are committed to equality and diversity and particularly encourage applications from all sections of the LGBT community and black and minority ethnic communities.

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