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Policy and Public Affairs Officer

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It is an exciting time for the Electoral Reform Society (ERS) as we seek to make the most of current opportunities for political reform. We’re campaigning for a citizen-led devolution settlement following the independence referendum, and gearing up for a general election which is set to demonstrate how our voting system is completely unfit for purpose. Our fresh ideas and practical solutions on a whole range of issues are finding new audiences and successfully influencing the political agenda. We are also taking advantage of distinctive opportunities in Scotland and Wales, as well as capturing lessons for use in other parts of the UK.

This is a campaigning role and you will be working closely with colleagues in in London, Scotland and Wales to ensure we are engaging effectively with parliamentarians in all three legislatures and respective civil services. You will be highly motivated, with experience of working in a parliamentary or public affairs role, and the ability to deliver both on sole-charge projects and as an effective team member with colleagues on wider campaigns goals. You will be proactive, and have the ability to quickly identify and secure political and parliamentary opportunities for the Society that will advance our campaigns. You should share the Society’s vision for a better democracy.


We are focussed on the 2015 General Election – particularly in making sure that democratic reforms that bring people back into politics are secured in the next Parliament.  You will play an important role in campaigning to push the Society’s vision up the agenda and in securing manifesto commitments for change from the political parties.

For more information and to apply please download an application pack.
The pack contains a full job summary and description, person specification and an application form.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Noon on Friday 5 December. Interviews will take place on 15 and 16 December.

If you have any question on the position please contact the office on 0203 7144070.

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