In this role, you’ll play a critical part in devising and driving EVAW’s political lobbying strategy, making the case for a radical cross-government response to VAWG, the prevention of VAWG, and ‘holistic social justice’ for every survivor. Having recently marked our 15th anniversary, we have ambitious plans for this year and beyond. We are reflecting on the organisation’s origins, its journey so far and where we want to be. So this is an exciting time to join the team and play a really central role in our future.
We want to ensure that policy makers hear that VAWG is deeply related to women’s inequality, that intersecting inequalities compound experiences of VAWG, and that policy and practice must respond to these lived realities. A typical day might include any or all of: advising stakeholders on violence against women and girls (VAWG) prevalence, law, policy and practice; briefing Parliamentarians from across parties and in both Houses for debates and suggested parliamentary questions; making submissions and delivering evidence to parliamentary inquiries; meeting high-level political representatives and policy-influencers.
Candidates are likely to have extensive public affairs experience in a policy-related field, and will be seeking an opportunity to work within our sphere of specialism. Knowledge of our sector will of course be an asset, and the key skill we want to see is the sensitivity and intelligence to build lasting relationships that will make a difference. We want you to bring a track record of effective, confident advocacy at the highest level, representing complex issues with clarity and impact. You’ll show us you profoundly understand the issues, and can devise effective strategies to gain and hold the attention of people who need to know about them.
Please note we are only able to consider applicants who have the right to work in the UK. These are full-time posts, but we will consider applications for four days per week (at 80% pro rata). We positively welcome discussions for proposals for flexible working. Some out of hours work may be required.