Senior Parliamentary and Projects Officer

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Location
Birmingham City Centre, West Midlands
Salary
£26,000 - £30,000 (depending on experience)
Posted
02 Nov 2020
Closes
30 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

We have an opportunity for a Senior Parliamentary and Projects Officer to join the team based in Birmingham (currently working remotely). You will join us on a full time, permanent basis and in return, you will receive a competitive starting salary of £26,000 - £30,000 per annum depending on experience.

Benefits of joining us:


- 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
- Holiday entitlement increases after 3 years’ service
- 7% employer contribution pension

As our Senior Parliamentary and Projects Officer, you will shape and manage NGA’s parliamentary work and contribute to its projects in order to help achieve the strategic aim of the organisation to promote good governance in schools. You will work closely with the wider Policy, Information and Communication team to contribute to the organisation's projects and research agenda, helping to ensure the organisation is operating at the forefront of the government and political debate.

Key responsibilities of our Senior Parliamentary and Projects Officer will include:


- With the Director of Policy and Information, establishing a strategy for NGA’s parliamentary and political focus, driving forward NGA’s political engagement and related activities
- Monitoring parliamentary business on a weekly basis to identify issues arising and opportunities to engage parliamentarians in discussion and debate about education policy and school governance
- Assisting with responses to government consultations and public inquiries
- Line managing NGA’s Research Officer
- Shaping and supervising NGA’s research projects
- Managing project delivery, including identifying, exploring and scoping potential new pieces of work which contribute to NGA’s strategy
- Working with colleagues to help shape the NGA policy agenda
- Managing projects where relevant ensuring work is meeting NGA’s strategic priorities
- Promoting policy positions and research findings through meetings, conferences and events
- Representing NGA at internal and external events and meetings
- Participating in Policy, Research and Information team meetings with the aim of continuously improving standards of service

What we’re looking for in our ideal Senior Parliamentary and Projects Officer:

Essential:


- Prior exposure to a Public Affairs and Political environment, including experience of parliamentary work
- Sound understanding of England’s governmental structure as it affects education
- Experience of influencing policy-making through the use of research and campaigns, preferably including a parliamentary aspect
- Experience of writing in a variety of channels: policy reports; research; newsletter; magazine; guidance
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to tailor communication clearly and appropriately to the audience
- Ability to translate complex Policy articles into succinct and easy-to-read format
- Ability to engage with stakeholders of all levels
- Strong analytical and report writing skills
- Ability to analyse research, data and policies to quickly
- High attention to detail
- Ability to quickly develop an understanding of current and emerging themes relevant to school governance, and to apply that knowledge to improve governance practice
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including relationship building
- Positive attitude and ‘can do’ approach, working calmly under pressure
- Energetic, engaging, confident, creative and enthusiastic
- A commitment to NGA’s charitable objectives, ethos and values

Desirable:


- Any press or social media experience is desirable
- Experience of conducting research using varying methodologies
- Knowledge of the state school sector
- Experience of line managing a member of staff

Closing Date: 9.00 am on Monday 30th November 2020


Interview Date: Wednesday 9th/Thursday 10th December 2020

If you feel that you are the right candidate for the role as our Senior Parliamentary and Projects Officer  or would like to find out more information about the role, we'd love to hear from you.

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