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Stakeholder engagement officer

Stakeholder engagement officer

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 25/05/2022
Permanent position
£31,000 to £40,000 per year

Closing date: 24th May at midnight

Salary: £38,964.91 (gross) per annum, inclusive of London Weighting, with a fixed sum allowance of £1,127


Interested in a job where you'll provide key support to Labour Party committees that include the NEC Equalities Committee, National Women's Committee, National Labour Students, Young Labour & more?  

The Labour Party is looking to recruit a Stakeholder Engagement Officer to provide support to the Head of External Relations and Stakeholders. The post-holder will be responsible for ensuring effective management of internal and external equalities stakeholders, with a focus on women, youth and LGBTQI+, to create positive relationships and minimise risks.

The successful candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of equalities issues, organisations and networks, especially as they relate to women, youth and LGBTQI+, experience of writing targeted briefing/advice notes, the ability to present effectively to senior stakeholders and excellent project management skills.



  • To provide secretariat support to relevant Committees that are part of the internal governance of the Party, including the NEC Equalities Committee, National Women’s Committee, the Women’s Conference Arrangements Committee, National Labour Students, Young Labour and relevant subgroups, and to work closely with the Governance and Legal Unit on the smooth delivery of elections for those committees
  • To take the lead in delivering conferences for equalities stakeholders, in line with the current rules of the Party and agreements reached with the NEC Equalities Committee and the wider NEC
  • To ensure that commitments to training for relevant equalities stakeholders are implemented and delivered effectively, including implementation of the Jo Cox Women in Leadership training programme
  • To manage relationships with relevant Socialist Societies and Friends groups to ensure positive ongoing relationships and reduce risk
  • To act as a source of expertise, knowledge and networks for the Leader’s Office related to relevant stakeholder groups
  • To provide briefing for the Leader in relation to events, speeches and social media messages that relate to relevant equalities groups
  • To accompany the Leader on relevant visits to ensure effective management of stakeholder issues
  • To act as a source of expertise, knowledge and networks for the wider Parliamentary Labour Party, Shadow Cabinet, regional teams, Policy and Communications teams
  • To work closely with the Office of the Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities to ensure a coordinated approach is taken to relevant stakeholder issues
  • To work closely with the Head of External Relations and Stakeholders to develop a strategy for external engagement with the relevant groups that can focus on electoral success. This will be based on an analysis of the relevance of particular groups to target seats and regions


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Sound understanding of the Labour Party’s procedures, structures and organisation and how to work within these
  • In-depth knowledge of equalities issues, organisations and networks, especially as they relate to women, youth and LGBTQI+
  • Working knowledge of equalities legislation and related policies
  • Knowledge of campaigning and elections at local or national level
  • Experience of conference / event organisation
  • Experience of managing relationships with multiple stakeholders and dealing with conflicting views and demands
  • Experience of writing targeted briefing / advice notes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to present effectively to senior stakeholders
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work across teams to contribute and provide support and direction throughout the organisation
  • Ability to work in a proactive way that can anticipate future challenges and spot opportunities
  • A commitment to the Labour Party’s codes of conduct, mission and values, as set out in its constitutional documents
  • Strong personal commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion
  • Highly collaborative behaviour, able to build strong working relationships internally and externally in a complex stakeholder environment
  • Ability to work consistently to high professional standards including to accuracy, honesty, quality, and evidence
  • Commitment to a positive learning culture of feedback and continuous improvement
  • Creative and open to new ways of working including digital transformation, participatory methods and co-creation of solutions with those most affected

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Years of experience

    Salary range

    • £31,000 to £40,000 per year