Careers at CSW


Parliamentary Officer

Salary: £26,000 - £28,000 p.a depending on experience

Contract: Full time, permanent

Location: Office-based and remote-working. Currently full-time remote working due to pandemic restrictions.

The Role

This is a rare opportunity to be on the front line of human rights research and advocacy, joining a specialist organisation with a long track record in promoting the right to freedom of religion or belief (FoRB).

You will enhance CSW’s presence and advocacy in the UK Parliament, specifically in supporting the Advocacy department in achieving parliamentary-related strategic objectives. As required, you will also undertake and support the vital human rights research that underpins CSW’s advocacy work.

Key responsibilities (full responsibilities listed in the application pack):

  • Implement CSW’s parliamentary strategy in line with wider organisational strategy
  • Communicate CSW’s advocacy priorities to relevant advocacy targets in Parliament and proactively disseminate CSW information with relevant parliamentarians
  • Monitor political and legislative developments relevant to freedom of religion or belief in Parliament, and raise advocacy opportunities with colleagues
  • Coordinate and assist in drafting briefings for parliamentarians ahead of debates, relevant inquiries and/or other parliamentary mechanisms
  • Coordinate delegation visits in Parliament, including organising meetings
  • Work to maintain existing relationships in Parliament, and to establish new relationships with parliamentarians
  • Undertake and support CSW’s human rights research

CSW is a human rights organisation specialising in freedom of religion or belief, and as Christians we stand with everyone facing injustice because of their religion or belief.  

The Person

A committed Christian with a good degree and a strong commitment to human rights and justice, you will have excellent communication and organisational skills, and the ability to take the initiative and to work well under pressure.

You will have at least one year’s experience working for an MP or undertaking parliamentary advocacy, and ideally knowledge and experience of the UK political process. You will have a strong interest in freedom of religion or belief. 

Essential criteria (full criteria listed in the application pack):

  • In depth knowledge of parliamentary systems and issues
  • Ability to engage and influence key stakeholders through excellent communication skills
  • Experience of and interest in human rights research
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy to ensure quality of research

Please download an application form, applicant’s e-pack and diversity form. Please email completed applications to Jane Bave, Head of People and Culture 

Closing date for full applications:  Noon on Friday 12 February 2021.

This post falls within the definition of an Occupational Requirement as per the Equality Act 2010.

Application Pack

Application Form

Diversity Monitoring Form

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