Policy Officer

Location:
London

Salary:
£50,590 pa

Closing date:
18/10/2017

Reference:
ESD.25.17

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone.

We bring together more than 5.6 million working people who make up our 50 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living. Join us.

Policy Officer, Equality and Strategy Department, Job ref: ESD.25.17
Grade 8, £50,590 pa including London Weighting
35 hours per week, Monday to Friday – one year fixed term contract
Based at Congress House, London WC1B 3LS

The TUC’s Equality and Strategy Department is responsible for policy and campaigning work on equality and for the planning and delivery of the TUC’s overall strategic priorities. The post-holder will work on the range of matters that fall within the Department’s responsibilities, with a particular focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) and disability equality. In addition the post holder will be required to contribute to other TUC priorities as determined from time to time by the General Secretary.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate:

• policy development experience
• experience of working with committees and organising events
• good knowledge and understanding of current equality policy debates and legislation
• excellent communication skills
• research and presentation skills
• persuasion and influencing skills
• ability to work independently, manage time effectively and prioritise workloads
• sympathy to the aims and values of the TUC

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 18 October 2017. First round interviews will be held on Tues 31 October 2017 and second round interviews date to be confirmed

TUC staff enjoy a good benefits package including final salary pension scheme and other benefits. The TUC values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and from within and outside of the trade union movement. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic (BME) candidates, who are underrepresented at this grade in the TUC.

For an application pack e-mail: jobs@tuc.org.uk, download from http:/tuc.org.uk/jobs or leave a message on voicemail 020 7467 1340. Please quote the job reference number when applying for an application pack.

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