The Humane League UK

Public Affairs Coordinator

Remote, UK based with occasional travel

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Who we are:

The Humane League UK is a charity ending the abuse of animals raised for food by influencing the policies of the world's biggest companies, demanding legislation, and empowering others to take action. We're a mission-driven, energetic team focused on problem-solving and effective teamwork, and have grown significantly over the last few years. Thanks to our targeted approach, our effectiveness in reducing animal suffering and our efficient use of donations, The Humane League has been named Top Charity by the independent evaluator Animal Charity Evaluators for every rating period. 

We are seeking a Public Affairs Coordinator to make their mark in ending the abuse of animals raised for food.

This is a three year full-time contract with flexible working hours from time to time to facilitate events and meetings. 

If you would like to learn more about the Public Affairs Coordinator role you can watch the recording of our recent webinar here.

Who you are:

This role is ideal for a tenacious, strategic, self-motivated individual to work with our campaigns team. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented individual to contribute towards creating long lasting change for fish and chicken welfare in the UK. The primary focus of the position is to engage and influence key decision makers in the UK to advance farm animal welfare. Reporting to the Head of Campaigns you will be passionate about The Humane League’s mission. You’ll have the ability to work independently and as a member of a team in a fast paced environment and be able to prioritise and manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently.

With several years of professional experience in the political world, you have a good working knowledge of the policy making process in the UK. You are experienced in networking, building relations with Parliamentarians and influencing key decision makers. You are a confident public speaker, and will represent the organisation, attending political and networking events. Alongside the political work, you will be working with the campaigns team to promote our campaigns as needed. 

While you are encouraged to work with autonomy, strong collaboration skills are paramount to your success in this role. You will work closely with other team members to facilitate support for the team’s fish and chicken welfare work. You will contribute to the overall strategy of our political campaigns and support the members of the campaigns team for it’s successful rollout. 

Primary Duties: 

  • Contributing to and implementing THL UK’s strategy to deliver lasting impact for fishes and chickens, particularly in securing legislation on ending cages for hens and improving slaughter for fishes
  • Representing THL UK and raising our profile in Westminster. Ensuring our presence at key political events
  • Researching and keeping up to date on developments in lobbying strategies
  • Actively networking and building relationships with parliamentarians, political parties and NGOs
  • Developing and delivering briefings to Members of Parliament, peers, government officials and other decisions makers 
  • Delivering digital/online campaigns using a range of tools to support our political work
  • Identifying opportunities to influence policy development and legislation in line with our objectives
  • Tracking and monitoring our engagement with external contacts
  • Organising political events to advance our goals 

Key Competencies:
  • Organised: You ensure high quality end-products are delivered on or ahead of schedule, without crises. You’re flexible, with strong social, emotional and organisational skills.
  • Team Player: You able to offer guidance to those around you. You work well with others and support the team with the bigger picture in mind.
  • Communication: Ability to write, present and speak clearly and effectively. You are an exceptional communicator and can adapt to different tones and styles. A confident public speaker, including on camera. 
  • Tenacity: You display confidence and relentlessness, especially when faced with confrontational or particularly difficult situations and interactions.
  • Strategic: You look beyond the immediate goal and keep the greater context in mind and think in terms of results 

Good To Know:

Our employees all work remotely but still enjoy a supportive, collaborative environment. You will have access to a workplace pension, 25 days leave plus Public Holidays, flexible working hours, internet reimbursement, and family-friendly policies. Professional learning and development is actively encouraged.

The Humane League is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment and being an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of colour and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with laws and in furtherance of our commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, all applicants will receive unbiased consideration for employment without discrimination based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. To enable us to monitor our progress, we would be grateful if you would complete the short anonymous survey that will be sent to you after you have completed your application.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility, contact us and we will endeavour to work with you to make adjustments throughout the process.

At The Humane League, animal welfare is at the forefront of our everyday work and as such, many of our employees are vegan by personal choice. All of our events and workshops offer only plant-based meals. 

We are looking to speak to a wide range of candidates with diverse backgrounds - #NonGraduatesWelcome

For our salaries to be fair, transparent and equitable we want to provide a system that delivers a competitive salary in the market and could eliminate potential biases in compensation (such as the gender pay gap). For more information about Public Affairs Coordinator salary structure and The Humane League UK's benchmarking algorithm please click here.

All applicants need to be:
  1. Fluent in written and spoken English
  2. Live and have the right to work in the UK (we are unable to consider applications from those without the right to work in the UK, and proof will be requested prior to interview)
  3. Committed to our mission to end the abuse of animals raised for food

Closing date: 13th June 2021 

If you would like to learn more about the Public Affairs Coordinator role you can watch the recording of our recent webinar here.

You will hear from us after the application closing date passes. Once your application has been received and reviewed and we want to take it forward, our thorough interview process will follow this route: 

  • Screening Interview (via audio call)
  • Skills Test (completed remotely)
  • Second Interview (via video call)
  • Final Interview (via video call)

Time commitment: Full time

Applications due: 2021-06-13

  • Category Other
  • Created by Katie Facia
  • Submitted 12 May
  • Last updated 04 Jun