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Position: Parliamentary Officer  

Location: London, with hybrid working with a minimum commitment for most staff to attend the office twice a week.  However, we are prepared to consider other options. 

Salary: 32-35K (depending on experience) pro rata. 

Closing date : 6th June 2024, to apply click here. 

Interviews : Interviews are planned for the week of the 17th June 2024, there will be a short-written exercise as part of the interview process. 


Job Description 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the whistleblowing charity Protect’s dynamic team in the role of Parliamentary Officer. For over 30 years we have provided legal advice to whistleblowers, campaigned for better legal protection for whistleblowing and supported organisations to create effective whistleblowing systems.  The role will entail advocating the charities policy aims with MPs, Peers and officials in Whitehall. 

 

What the job will entail : 

  • Create and implement a Parliamentary and Whitehall lobbying strategy to further Protect’s strategic goals including for improvements to whistleblowing law.  
  • Write briefings and letters for MPs, Ministers, Government Officials and other stakeholders on topics that further the policy aims of Protect.  This includes responses to Government and party political consultations, briefings for questions and debates, and evidence for Select Committee inquiries. 
  • Draft amendments to legislation as it passes through both Houses of Parliament.  
  • Lead efforts in networking among politicians, Government officials and other stakeholders to enhance support for Protect and its strategic goals. This may include some attendance of events outside of the normal working day.  
  • Monitoring Parliament for opportunities for Protect to further policy aims.  This includes but is not limited to Parliamentary questions, Select Committee evidence sessions, relevant legislation, and ensuring the policy team is updated on relevant issues.  
  • Write blogs, social media posts, and articles on whistleblowing issues from a Parliamentary perspective both for Protect’s website, newsletter and for external publication.   
  • Contribute to raising Protect’s profile among politicians.  
  • Assist the Comms and Policy teams to publicise events, create content and publish research among our politicians, civil servants and other political stakeholders.  
  • Collaborate with colleagues from across the organisation and share learnings from different activities with stakeholders to ensure the delivery of Protect’s strategy.  

 

Benefits of working with Protect:

Work life balance

  • We offer hybrid working with a minimum commitment for most staff to attend the office twice a week.  However, we are prepared to consider other options.  
  • We are happy to talk flexible working and over a third of our staff are on non-standard hours.  
  • We trust our staff and focus on outputs, not presenteeism.  

Health and wellbeing 

  • We offer 30 days (pro rata) holiday each year, plus a day of “birthday” leave.  
  • We run a cycle to work scheme.  
  • On completion of five years’ service, we offer a sabbatical scheme.  
  • Our staff surveys reveal consistently high levels of staff satisfaction and engagement.  
  • We hold regular staff socials.  

Supporting growth 

  • We encourage all staff to undertake training and development.  
  • Some legal advisers can train with Protect to become solicitors.   
  • At our discretion, we may offer loans to help with the costs of legal training courses.  
  • We encourage internal promotions.  

Rewards 

  • We provide 4% employer pension contributions.  
  • We have transparent pay scales, and a successful annual performance review can be rewarded by a move up the pay scale, depending on the charity’s resources.  
  • We review staff salaries annually and award annual pay increases to take account of inflation where possible.  

 

To apply 

https://app.beapplied.com/apply/omxexljlgp