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Parlimentary Officer

I am looking for a parliamentary officer to work within the, Policy and Campaigns team to campaigns and builds political support for long term, sustainable, Government investment within the organisation. This includes building cross party support

The role of Parliamentary Officer is a new role to coordinate our engagement with parliamentarians. The postholder will review and develop our target list, lead outreach to identified targets and organise and attend meetings with parliamentarians. The postholder will steward relationships with parliamentarians, lead involvement in political policy making processes and coordinate events, including school visits.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate engagement with parliamentarians
  • Regularly review and develop the parliamentarian target list
  • Lead outreach to parliamentarians and organise and attend meetings
  • Draft content (i.e., parliamentary questions, letters, briefings, press releases) to support parliamentarians
  • Engage with political parties' policy making processes
  • Support the organisation of parliamentary events
  • Monitor interactions with parliamentarians using Salesforce, and produce reports as required
  • Ad-hoc support to other team members and other duties as directed by line manager

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Experience of building relationships with parliamentarians
  • Understanding of parliamentary processes
  • Experience of drafting parliamentary questions, letters, briefings, and press release
  • Experience engaging with political party's policy making processes
  • Experience of working with, or an understanding of the UK Government
  • Experience organising meetings and events
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate messages confidently
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders

Hunter Merrifield, trading name of Huntress Search Ltd, acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Committee Manager

Job Purpose:

To provide high quality committee services support for team, its key decision-making bodies and committees and any other board/committees of the authority as required; to provide day-to-day line management of relevant members of the Committee Services Team and Group staff as allocated. 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • To provide high quality clerking support to the Authority to ensure that the meetings and papers, its key decision-making committees and any other board/committees of the Authority as required are organised and managed to the highest standards

  • To undertake the full range of related activities including managing work programmes, scheduling of meetings, preparation of reports and agenda, drafting of accurate records of meetings and the provision of support for the scrutiny projects in accordance with the Directorate’s policies and procedures

  • To provide appropriate and timely procedural and business management advice to the chairs and members of the relevant bodies and senior officers to enable to meet its legal and statutory requirements in respect of its committee procedures and processes, timescales and business planning

  • To develop and maintain effective working relationships with Member Officers within the Secretariat, Senior Officers within the organisations to ensure appropriate and effective management of Assembly and committee business and continuous improvement in meeting-related activities, ensuring that all relevant people are properly briefed on key issues in advance of meetings. That early warning of issues is provided in a timely and effective manner and to initiate, co-ordinate and monitor action taken to implement decisions of committees and other bodies

  • To manage relevant members of the Committee Services Team and Group staff as allocated

  • To provide and/or support for the Committee Services Manager in managing day-to-day committee business, servicing meetings as required, providing staff resource to support meetings across the entire team’s area of responsibilities as required and undertaking such related duties as allocated

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and management of the governance framework, ensuring that business is conducted in accordance with policies and the Committee Services team’s ISO accredited Quality Management System

Person Specification:

  • Proven track record of success in managing formal committee meetings involving the decision-making processes in a high-profile and/or political organisation

  • Evidence of ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation

  • Awareness of current affairs

  • Proven track record of success in managing staff / teams

If you feel you fit the above criteria or would like more information on this role, please apply today.

Fund /Grants Manager

The Fund Manager will manage the newly-established Challenge Fund. This will encompass both the development of the fund and its ongoing management. This role will lead on the processing and shortlisting of applications, processing payments to successful applicants and developing ongoing relationships with fund awardees ensuring that all timeframes for the application and post-award cycle are adhered to.

Key Duties:

  • To manage the fund application process, acknowledging and keeping a record of all submitted applications (and all relevant background information per application) and ensuring that they are processed in a timely manner

  • To manage a portfolio of live Challenge Fund awardees and monitor and report their progress towards agreed targets to ensure adherence to the fund terms and focus

  • To serve as the main point of contact to deliver advice and guidance to prospective and current funding recipients (eligibility, policies and any other Q&A) and to manage relationships with multiple fund applicants/holders

  • To compile regular evaluation reports on: annual spend, number of applications, the type of applying organisations and progress of fund holders for a comprehensive evaluation of the fund’s impact on its overall aims and objectives

  • To coordinate meetings with the reviewers (Executive Team), providing background information on Final-stage applications and taking minutes from the decision - making meetings

  • To possess a thorough understanding of the eligibility criteria of the fund and all relevant internal processes

  • To lead on the planning, marketing and launching of the funding rounds of the Challenge Fund

  • To ensure the timely payments of all approved grants.

  • To maintain comprehensive records and an up-to-date overview of the funds annual budget and spend

Personal Specification:

  • Experience of working in a fund or grant management role, managing the process of awarding funds to successful applicants based on robust eligibility and assessment criteria

  • Experience of working in a team and liaising with multiple stakeholders to meet key deadlines

  • Experience of working in a process-driven environment preferably in a similar grant-giving team/organisation

  • Experience of processing multiple payments of significant sums of money

  • Experience of developing and managing external relationships

  • Exposure to the fund’s areas of interest e.g. underrepresented communities, STEM education, academic research methods desirable but not essential

  • Prior use of online fund/grant application portals e.g. Awardsforce

If you feel you fit the above criteria or would like more information on this role, please apply today.

Programme Manager for Policy and Commissioning Dept

This position involves working for a Government run orgnanisation in their Policy and Commisioning directorate.

You will manage the delivery of the Police & Crime Plan commitments on crime reduction, reducing reoffending and prevention working with communities and citizens as well community safety and criminal justice partner agencies to reduce crime by 20%.

 Duties

  • Manage the establishment and maintenance of Safer Neighbourhood Boards in identified London

  • Boroughs, giving local Londoners and victims a greater voice

  • Deliver programmes of work to deliver commitments as set out in the Police and Crime Plan

These will include

  • Gangs and youth violence

  • Violence against women and girls, including a pan-London domestic violence service and support for London’s four Rape Crisis Centre

  • The reduction of re-offending through Integrated offender management

  • Develop and analyse key policy issues in relation to criminal justice, policing and community safety, advising senior stakeholders

  • Develop, administer and monitor commissioning arrangements to ensure that the application of funds effectively support the delivery of the police and crime plan

  • Help identify underperforming community safety partnerships  and contribute to interventions to improve performance

  • Produce, publish and deliver relevant strategies, as set out in Police and Crime Plan

  • Contribute to oversight of critical community issues, e.g. stop and search and hate crime

  • Support matrix management arrangements in area based teams working to deliver a range of programmes and services whilst supporting work on priority policy issues

  • Produce briefings and respond to correspondence in identified priority policy areas

  • Contribute to the effective management of the organisation and the development of a delivery culture

Person Specification

  • Educated to degree level with experience and/or relevant programme management qualification

  •  Experience of policy development and implementation

  • Strong knowledge policing and crime

  • Exceptional ability to build relationships, influence and negotiate with stakeholders and partners

If this sounds like a role you'd like to find out more about, please contact me directly for more information.

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