We’re recruiting for a Parliamentary Officer

19 Nov, 2023 | Latest

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We are seeking an experienced individual who believes in the power of advocacy and campaigning to deliver change. The ideal candidate will have:

  • a good understanding of, and interest in, UK specific human rights
  • in-depth knowledge of the parliamentary system
  • excellent networking and relationship building skills.

Download our Parliamentary Officer Job Pack


Job Title: Parliamentary Officer 

Salary: £28,000-30,000 (FTE) based on experience 

Contract: Part-time (three days per week) 

Term: One-year fixed term contract in the first instance  

Location: Hybrid working (at least 2 days p/week office based, London) 

Other entitlements: 20 days annual holiday (+ Jewish festivals); 3% employer pension contribution  

Primary roles and responsibilities

  • To regularly monitor UK Government and Parliament legislative developments, report on relevant developments to colleagues, and ensure René Cassin is reacting and responding where appropriate.
  • To maintain the main overview of René Cassin’s political interactions and ensure timely responses to queries from MPs and their staff.
  • To develop and maintain good relationships with MPs and their staff, UK Government and other relevant stakeholders and disseminate information about René Cassin’s policies and campaign activities.
  • To set up and maintain a database of parliamentary contacts.
  • To coordinate and assist in drafting briefings for parliamentarians ahead of debates, consultations relevant inquiries and/or other parliamentary mechanisms.
  • To coordinate delegation visits in Parliament, including organising meetings.
  • To attend relevant conferences and seminars, including party conferences, and make presentations at such events where appropriate.
  • To liaise with other NGOs and stakeholders relevant to René Cassin’s work, including with advocacy staff in other NGOs directly and through relevant forums and coalitions.
  • To assist René Cassin’s Communications Officer with relevant media work.
  • To assist with other René Cassin campaigns, activism and priorities as required.
  • To assist with other reasonable duties as requested by your manager.


Skills and experience needed – Essential

  • In-depth knowledge of parliamentary systems and issues including UK Parliament procedures, and the structure and workings of the UK Government.
  • Excellent oral and written communications, including networking skills and experience writing reports and briefings.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy to ensure quality of research.
  • Strong organisational skills and experience of working to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to quickly absorb new and complex information.
  • Good knowledge of standard IT packages.
  • Naturally collaborative and a team player.

Skills and experience needed – Desirable

  • Degree or equivalent in political science, human rights, or international law.
  • Experience of working in a campaigning organisation.
  • Experience of working within coalitions.
  • Demonstrable commitment to human rights issues.

To apply   

Download our Parliamentary Officer Job Pack 

Please send CV and covering letter outlining your suitability to mia.hasenson-gross@renecassin.org

Deadline for applications:            11.59pm, Wednesday 6 December 2023.

Interview date:                               Week beginning 11 December 2023.

If you have any queries, please contact Mia Hasenson-Gross at mia.hasenson-gross@renecassin.org

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