We are looking for a Policy Engagement Officer!

Date Posted: Tuesday 3rd October 2023

Join our Communications and Public Affairs Team!

Are you excellent at building relationships with stakeholders from a range of backgrounds, highly organised, and interested in feminist policies?

If so, this is the role for you.

About us

The Women’s Budget Group (WBG) is the UK’s leading feminist economics think tank, providing evidence on women’s economic position and proposing policy alternatives for a gender-equal economy. We act as a link between academia, the women’s voluntary sector and progressive economics think tanks.

The Policy Engagement Officer is the lynchpin between the staff team at WBG and two of our core networks: The Policy Advisory Group (PAG) made up of academics and policy experts who contribute their time and expertise on a voluntary basis and the Early Careers Network (ECN) made of academics, policymakers and activists early in their careers who take an interest in feminist economics.

About the role

The successful candidate will support the activities and contributions of both networks and, working with the research and policy team, coordinate PAG members’ contributions to policy development.

Hours:  Negotiable between 30 hours and 37.5 hours per week. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements and invite job share applications. Some out of hours working will be required for which TOIL will be given.

Location: Negotiable but the postholder must be resident in the UK with the right to work in the UK. Office is in Vauxhall, London. Post can be worked as office-based or a mixture of office/remote working. The ability to attend meetings at the office on a regular basis is essential.

Duration: two-year contract with potential to extend subject to funding.

Salary: £34,725 pro-rata (£27,780 for 30 hours) plus 5% pension contributions.

Line management: Reports to the Head of Communications and Public Affairs

To apply please complete and return the application form to recruitment@wbg.org.uk by 9am on Monday 13 November. Please title your email Policy Engagement Officer Application.

Please also complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (this is anonymous and will be saved separate to your application, it will not form part of the recruitment process).

If you have any questions about the role, or if you feel you could succeed in this role but are unsure if you meet all the role requirements, please contact the Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Erin Mansell at erin.mansell@wbg.org.uk for an informal conversation.


WBG is committed to diversity and inclusion. We use positive action under section 159 of the Equality Act in relation to disability or race. This means that if we have two candidates of equal merit in our process, we will seek to take forward the disabled or Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic candidate in order to diversify our staff team.

Role Description and Person Specification

Application form

Equal Opportunities monitoring form