Ellwood Atfield is exclusively partnering with the Trades Union Congress (TUC), the voice of Britain at work, in order to bring them a fantastic new Public Affairs professional.
Representing nearly six million working people in 52 unions across the economy, the TUC campaign for more and better jobs and a better working life for everyone. Their influencing interests include all aspects of working life, equalities, public services and transport, the economy and industrial policy, migration, Brexit and some international development issues.
This is an outstanding opportunity to play a prominent role at the TUC, you will be responsible for pushing forward and implementing their public affairs agenda. Alongside this, you will be a key part of high-level negotiations, at the Cabinet and Prime Ministerial level, on issues that shape the daily working lives of millions of people.
- Lead, develop and implement a comprehensive political communications, engagement and advocacy programme to support the TUC’s campaigning and policy change objectives and promote modern, confident trade unionism
- Maintain regular contact with politicians, advisers, civil servants, political party staff and other political stakeholders and groups to brief them on key issues and advocate on behalf of the TUC and its members
- Provide high-level political counsel to the General Secretary, Deputy General Secretary, Head of Campaigns and Communications and senior management team
- Lead the TUC’s engagement with the development and scrutiny of legislation and government policy in the UK parliament
- Successfully led an advocacy agenda to the 2010 Coalition government and/or the 2015 Conservative government
- Has worked with Parliament to secure positive legislative outcomes
- Has led political campaigns and influenced policy
- An excellent understanding/knowledge of Parliament and the legislative process, government and UK political parties
This position reports to the Director of Campaigns and Communications and is based at the TUC’s office in central London.
Please note applications for this role are now closed.
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Photo by Gareth Fuller. Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the TUC, addresses the TUC Congress at the Brighton Centre. Monday September 12, 2016.