JFC is Hiring: Parliamentary Officer

Justice for Colombia is hiring a Parliamentary Officer (Part-Time)

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 and will also include work in Scotland with MSPs, in Wales with AMs and in Ireland. There may also be activities within the European Union.


(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

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 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

For more information about the role and how to apply:

**This job advertisement replaces the previously advertised post of a Full-Time Parliamentary and Campaigns Officer suspended in March due to the situation with COVID-19.