SUSPENDED! JFC is Hiring: Parliamentary and Campaigns Officer

**Update 17/3/2020**

**Due to current circumstances we have decided to suspend the process to appoint a new Parliamentary and Campaigns Officer. All applications already received will be kept and included as an application when the job post is opened again. If anyone has already written an application but has not yet sent it in they are welcome to send it over and we will also include it as an application when we re-open the post. We will re-open the post as soon as we consider it appropriate both in terms of the application process and being able to carry out the work proposed in the role. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank everyone who has expressed interest so far.**

JFC is advertising for a Parliamentary and Campaigns Officer.

(This role is full time or also available on a part time pro-rata arrangement)

About the Role:

Reporting to the JFC Director, the role-holder will lead Justice for Colombia’s parliamentary work and have responsibility for maximising overall advocacy opportunities. This will include (but is not limited to) work in the UK Parliament through the MPs of the Parliamentary Friends of Colombia Group, in Scotland with MSPs, in Wales with AMs and in Ireland. There may also be activities within the European Union. The role-holder will also be responsible for developing and running campaign activities with both our Parliamentary and trade union supporters.


(This list is not exhaustive)

  • Keep up to date and fully informed on Colombia news and JFC campaigns
  • Maintain regular contact with members of the Group and recruit new members to the Group
  • Maintain and build support for political advocacy in Ireland
  • Support the Group members and other political supporters through preparing questions, briefings and speeches for parliamentary business and events
  • Attend Foreign and Commonwealth Office meetings as required
  • Assist in organising JFC involvement in Labour Party Conference and other political events to include securing attendance of relevant politicians
  • Arrange meetings, coordinate signatures for statements and letters and attendance at JFC events
  • General advocacy as required
  • Building new opportunities for political advocacy
  • Leading campaign initiatives in line with JFC campaign objectives
  • Liaise with trade union supporters to implement campaign activities
  • Coordinate campaign actions with relevant parties in Colombia

Person Specification:


  • Experience of UK Parliamentary procedure
  • Knowledge of advocacy opportunities within the UK Parliament
  • Strong communication skills with confidence to establish new relationships
  • Strong writing skills
  • Experience of successful campaigning
  • Experience of successful political advocacy


  • Spanish speaking/writing skills is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of the UK trade union movement
  • Experience of running successful campaigns
  • Knowledge of Colombian politics and/or human rights issues
  • Experience of Irish Parliamentary procedure
  • Knowledge of Irish politics and/or Irish trade union movement
  • Knowledge and/or experience of European Union parliamentary procedure and advocacy
  • Experience working with press

Deadline for applications is Tuesday 31 March 2020

For more information about the role and how to apply: