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Women's Aid Federation England, Remote
£37,404 - £41,110 per year (plus £3449 per annum Inner London Weighting where applicable)
Policy and Public Affairs Manager - Flexible working with regular travel to London
Posted 2 days ago

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£26,000 - £28,000 per year (pro rata)
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£37,404 - £41,110 per year (plus £3449 per annum Inner London Weighting where applicable)
Contract, Maternity cover to April 2023, Full-time
Job description

MAIN PURPOSE OF POST

This role will ensure that Women’s Aid can achieve influence and change across a range of domestic abuse related policy areas, supporting the Head of Policy, Campaigns and Public Affairs to implement a departmental strategy, and leading a team to successfully deliver operational plans in support of the strategy. The post holder will enhance the profile of Women’s Aid among decision makers and the public, and represent the needs of victims and survivors of violence against women to policy makers and influencers including the UK Government and Parliament.

DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

MANAGEMENT

  • To ensure the management and delivery of a programme of policy work and campaigning to further the aims and objectives of Women's Aid.
  • To oversee the delivery of the annual business plan in relation to PA&C work in consultation with team members and other internal colleagues and to monitor and evaluate the success of those targets on an annual cycle.
  • To manage special short term projects concerned with the development or operation of Women’s Aid as required.
  • To keep the Head of the team appraised of issues of strategic importance in relation to policy, public affairs or campaigns work or other related announcements/upcoming announcements from Westminster.
  • To maintain the profile of Women’s Aid proactively and to contribute to Women’s Aid fundraising, publicity and PR priorities and events as required.
  • To carry out the day to day management, supervision, appraisal and development of staff in the Campaigns and Policy team to ensure high quality service and achievement of the annual business plan.

Campaigning and Influencing

  • To oversee the development and delivery of consultation, information, advice, and resources, on campaigns and policy on domestic abuse, to the national network of local Women’s Aid organisations, relevant agencies and partnerships, as well as Women’s Aid national team.
  • To provide policy support for relevant national campaigns, including Women’s Aid’s flagship ‘Deserve to be Heard’ campaign, to raise the profile of violence against women and girls, domestic abuse and Women's Aid among target stakeholders.
  • To oversee proactive secretariat support to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Domestic Violence and Abuse.
  • To play a key role in Women’s Aid’s strategic engagement and influencing with key decisions makers at local and national level, working with the Head of the team and senior management to build and maintain important relationships in Westminster and with key influencers.
  • To manage effective partnerships with government, statutory voluntary agencies and private sector companies, and to represent Women’s Aid to promote Women’s Aid profile and policies, as required.
  • To oversee Women’s Aid’s response to public policy consultation requests from Government and parliament, working in partnership with other VAWG organisations to coordinate responses on key policy areas.
  • To ensure that legislation, policy and practice on domestic abuse is monitored and analysed to support campaigns, public affairs and policy priorities for Women’s Aid.
  • To support the sign off process of policy related media outputs, quality assuring all external reports and working across teams to ensure policy priorities are reflected across the wider organisation.
  • To represent Women’s Aid in the media, in Parliament and Westminster and deputise for the Head of the team when required.
  • To work with the Media and Communications team to maximise opportunities for Women’s Aid on social and conventional media and ensure the effective and professional promotion of the role, profile and campaigns of Women’s Aid and the impact of domestic abuse on women and children; and support the development of relevant education, training and publicity materials.
  • To take part at Women’s Aid AGM and Annual conference as required and present regular written reports as necessary.

PERSON SPECIFICATION: Campaigns and Policy Manager

EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Experience of planning and delivering successful public affairs and policy strategies to achieve change in a national charity.
  • Experience for bringing together a range of external stakeholders on a particular campaigns or policy project.
  • Experience of writing briefings and reports for a political audience.
  • Experience of developing engaging policy, public affairs and campaign literature.
  • Experience of line management
  • Experience of meeting with Parliamentarians and other key external stakeholders.
  • Experience of stakeholder management and working in partnership with other charities.

Desirable

  • Experience of managing budgets

KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Excellent understanding of, and experience in, public affairs.
  • Excellent understanding of the government departments Women’s Aid works with and levers to influence in the context of VAWG and/or domestic abuse
  • An excellent understanding of the Parliamentary and legislative processes.
  • Robust understanding of the issues facing women and children affected by domestic and abuse.

Desirable

  • A clear understanding of the work of Women’s Aid and its members and partners.
  • An understanding of the Violence Against Women and Girls players and history.

SKILLS

Essential

  • Excellent communication, networking, public speaking and writing skills for a range of audiences, including survivors of domestic abuse and politicians.
  • Ability and intellectual curiosity to work with politicians across the political spectrum,  including holding decision-making within the context of VAWG
  • Demonstrable ability of having developed relationships and worked with MPs and advisers
  • Ability to be agile, responsive and rapidly reprioritise
  • Demonstrable policy and influencing skills.
  • Ability to draft excellent and influential reports and briefings.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a busy team.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the aims of Women’s Aid, its member organisations and its partners.
  • Good IT skills and ability to be administratively self-serving.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and be self-motivated.
  • Ability to carry out in depth analysis of complex policy information and disseminate to key audiences

Desirable

  • Ability to communicate well in the media and to dissolve complex arguments into easily understandable and persuasive conversation

EDUCATION/TRAINING

Desirable

  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Essential:

  • Able to demonstrate a commitment and sensitivity of the aims and objectives of Women’s Aid;
  • Commitment to anti-discriminatory practice and equal opportunities;
  • Willingness to work occasional unsocial hours as required.
Refreshed on: 22 January 2022
Closing date: 06 February 2022
Tags: Campaigning