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Parliamentary Officer

Salary: £24-28K pa
Location: Witney, near Oxford
Flexible working options

Open Doors is a Christian charity, part of Open Doors International, a global NGO network which works in over 60 countries to support and strengthen persecuted Christians. Last year the UK base raised approximately £12 million to provide practical support to persecuted Christians such as food, medicines, trauma care, legal assistance, safe houses and schools, as well as spiritual support through Christian literature, training and resources.

We are looking for an experienced self-motivated Parliamentary Officer. You will have a key role in developing new and existing relationships in Parliament through networking, organising events to profile Open Doors, and working alongside other organisations who promote freedom of religion or belief.

Working alongside the Head of Advocacy you will develop ODUK&I’s advocacy strategy and collaborate with external partners to further our influence. Beyond this, the role also intersects with the press team, communications and marketing team as well as Open Doors’ Global Advocacy, Communications and marketing staff. There will be some travel to London with the role, although it is largely office based.

You’ll have experience in a similar role and demonstrate broad understanding of the church and the Christian community throughout the UK and Ireland.

This is an exciting time to join Open Doors, as advocacy is so critical to the success of what we do. You’ll join a passionate and dedicated team of advocacy professionals and have the opportunity to grow and develop your career. Perhaps most inspiring of all, as a Christian* yourself, you’ll use your professional knowledge and experience to make a difference for Christians worldwide - ensuring they are helped, seen and heard.

If this is the challenge you’re looking for, here’s how to apply:

  • View the job description for this role
  • Complete the application form
  • Send your application and cover letter/e-mail to recruitteam@opendoorsuk.org

For an informal chat about this role please contact our People team on 01993 460015

Closing date: Tuesday 12 November 2019
1st interviews: Monday 25 November 2019
2nd interviews: Tuesday 3 December 2019

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*There is an occupational requirement under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 for this post to be held by an active, practising Christian who assents to our statement of faith.