Join our team! Recruiting Head of Communications and Public Affairs

Date Posted: Friday 8th October 2021

We are recruiting!

Come and join us as our new Head of Communications and Public Affairs

The Women’s Budget Group is looking for an experienced and effective communicator to lead our Communications and Public Affairs work.

This is a great opportunity to help steer WBG through the next stage of its development. We are looking for someone who enjoys working as part of a small, committed team, with excellent strategic, political, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. You will have experience of communications and public affairs work, ideally within a small but growing organisation.

Proven ability to work flexibly as part of a small team and a demonstrable commitment to women’s rights, and an understanding of how gender intersects with other structures of inequality such as race, class and disability is crucial.

About us

The Women’s Budget Group (WBG) is an independent network of leading academic researchers, policy experts and campaigners.

For over 30 years we have been analysing economic policy for its gender and other equalities impacts and developing and promoting polices that will increase equality. We work to influence policy debates ourselves and to build the capacity of women’s organisations and other equality groups to influence debates on their own behalf.

This is an exciting time to join the Women’s Budget Group. We have built a strong reputation for analysing the impact of UK Government policies and for research into alternative policies that would promote gender equality.

Hours:  Negotiable but between 22.5 and 30 hours per week worked over a minimum of 3 days. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. Some out of hours working will be required for which TOIL will be given.

Location: Negotiable. Office is in Vauxhall, London. Post can be worked as office based or a mixture of office/remote working. The nature of the job will require attending meetings in Westminster

Duration: two-year contract.

Salary: £ 39,253 pro rata plus pension contributions. Pay review due April 2022

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 10 November 2021.

For more details about the role please see our Job Description and Person Specification.

To apply please complete and return the application form to recruitment@wbg.org.uk by 9.00am on Monday 1 November 2021.  Please title your email Head of Communications and Public Affairs application.

Please ensure that you demonstrate in your application form how you meet the criteria set out in the personal specification.

CVs will not be accepted, and we cannot accept applications sent to us after the closing date.

Please send your Equal Opportunities form to admin@wbg.org.uk