We are looking for an Advocacy Officer to join a leading charity in an exciting and rewarding role.
Position: Advocacy Officer
Location: Based in Sidmouth, Devon – “an area of outstanding natural beauty”
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Benefits: Generous annual leave, pension scheme, Healthshield plan, confidential counselling service, subsidised restaurant, free parking, enhanced maternity/paternity benefits, Life Assurance Scheme, 31 day’s holiday per year, inclusive of the 8 statutory public holidays. This increases by one day each year until a maximum of 34 days is reached.
Closing Date: 4th November 2019
The challenge of delivering better welfare on a global scale for millions of donkeys and mules is complex and ever changing. In order to affect change on a global scale we are looking to recruit an Advocacy Officer.
As Advocacy Officer you will support the Advocacy Manager and wider Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns team in influencing legislation, policy and practice, to further enhance the charity’s vision at a global level and help them achieve their strategic aims.
- Assess trends and developments likely to affect advocacy and work closely with other NGOs, partnerships and networks, representing and promoting the charity and advocacy work at events, conferences and through civil society networks.
- Undertake scoping and analysis of the policies and work of major inter-governmental agencies, such as the UN, UNFAO, UNIFAD, OIE, the World Bank, the World Food Programme, and regionally in Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin and South America and in Europe, to ensure timely input and engagement on how they could link in with and/or support the work of the charity.
The Advocacy Officer will have demonstrable experience of working in an advocacy or public affairs position, coupled with a strong conceptual understanding of animal welfare and demonstrable evidence of working on these topics.
You will be:
- A proactive and resourceful individual able to demonstrate a good understanding of the UK, global, regional and national external advocacy environment.
- Experienced in policy research, report writing and evaluation, together with the ability to multi-task and work with a number of conflicting demands and multiple deadlines
- An excellent communicator and relationship builder
The role will entail some national and international travel to attend conferences and events.
You can be part of an evolving program of change taking place within a leading charity working in an area of outstanding natural beauty. With amazing benefits and opportunities to develop you career, you can really make a difference in a fulfilling and rewarding role.
About the Organisation
The charity is one of the UK’s largest international animal welfare charities, currently supporting projects in over 35 countries worldwide. They are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering and their contribution to humanity is fully valued.
“The Sanctuary is a positive place to work with friendly staff and a wonderful charity. With amazing work throughout the world, once you join you never want to leave!”
Our client is a Disability Confident Employer. They are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults) and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.