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Senior Campaigns Officer
  • Salary £31,692 - £35,394 per year
  • Location London, Greater London
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Category Campaigning , Advocacy
  • Sectors Human Rights
  • Job Reference : SCO 2021

Job Description

UKLGIG, the leading UK charity dedicated to supporting LGBTQI+ people through the asylum and immigration system, is recruiting its first campaigns role dedicated to improving the asylum and immigration system for LGBTQI+ people.

UKLGIG has been supporting LGBTQI+ people through the asylum and immigration system and campaigning for their rights since 1993. We are now looking for a Senior Campaigns Officer to help galvanise a new supporter base in favour of an asylum and immigration system that treats LGBTQI+ people fairly and with dignity, and provides safety to those in need of international protection. This is a unique opportunity to apply your experience and knowledge of public campaigning, building relationships with allies and ensuring meaningful involvement of people with lived experience to mobilise LGBTQI+ audiences to campaign for reform of the asylum and immigration system.

You will:

  • Work closely with the Executive Director to develop and deliver an impactful campaign strategy that mobilises new audiences and influencers, particularly those outside the refugee and migration sector, to build pressure for reform of the asylum and immigration system to the benefit of all those who go through it.
  • Build relationships with potential allies and mobilise LGBTQI+ audiences to take campaign actions.
  • Ensure people with lived experience are meaningfully involved in UKLGIG campaigns.

UKLGIG is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.

Owing to the nature of the work with vulnerable adults, the successful applicant will be required to undergo a basic DBS check and to disclose all unspent criminal records at the point of conditional job offer.

HOURS: Full-time (35 hours per week). Job sharing will be considered. Occasional work in the evenings and at weekends may be required when face-to-face working resumes but with plenty of notice.

LOCATION: UKLGIG’s offices are based in Borough, central London. All UKLGIG staff are currently working from home due to Covid-19. A mix of working at home and/or the office is likely for the foreseeable future. When face-to-face working resumes, there might be occasional travel outside London with plenty of notice.

ANNUAL LEAVE: 25 days per year, increasing by one day per holiday year after two years of employment up to a maximum of 28 days

CLOSING DATE: 10.00 am, Thu 21 January 2021

INTERVIEW DATES: 3 and 4 February 2021

HOW TO APPLY: Please read the job description and person specification. Email your completed application form and optional monitoring form to the email address in the Job Description. We do not accept CVs.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.