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External Affairs Manager – Scotland

Key details

    Deadline

    03/01/2023 11:59 pm

    Salary

    £43,000 per annum (pro rata for part time) with generous benefits including enhanced pension contribution, 25 days annual holidays plus public holidays.

    Hours

    35 per week over 5 days Monday to Friday.

    Contract Type

    This is a full time role however we would be willing to consider flexible options.

    Location

    Initially working from home, you will eventually be based from an office in Edinburgh, with options for some flexibility to work from home.

    Contact Link

    Apply now

About the Role

Good Law Project’s Scotland office is recruiting an External Affairs Manager to join our new Scotland office. Reporting into our Head of Stakeholder Engagement, this new role will lead our external affairs work in Scotland, developing successful media strategies and campaigns across our strategic litigation and the issues that arise from them.

You should be a strategic thinker with an understanding of the Scottish political landscape and how it interacts with the broader British political landscape. 

You will have strong media networks and experience of finding and developing stories, selling them into media contacts and creative approaches to storytelling.

You will be adept at using a wide range of tactics with skill and sophistication including: relationship management, partnership building, political intelligence and communications.

You will thrive on change and enjoy working across many thematic areas, from the climate crisis to Government rule-breaking to protecting marginalised communities. You will be a champion for Good Law Project’s values and be passionate about a fairer world.

The full job description, person specification, Good Law Project values and structure chart are located at the end of this job pack

About Us

Good Law Project is a not-for-profit campaign organisation that uses the law to hold power to account, protect the environment and ensure no one is left behind.

We had a primary role in overturning the prorogation of Parliament in 2019. We successfully challenged the Government’s operation of a fast track ‘VIP lane’ for awarding lucrative PPE contracts to those with political connections, and our campaigning played a key role in the Met Police opening an investigation into Boris Johnson over the Partygate scandal. In July, we forced the Government to accept that its flagship Net Zero strategy is unlawful and to come up with a proper plan.

Good Law Project has previously brought a number of leading constitutional cases in Scotland to improve governance of the Brexit process such as the Wightman case to establish whether Article 50 could be unilaterally revoked should Parliament choose, the Benn Act case to compel the Prime Minister to seek an extension to the date of our departure from the European Union, and the case challenging the prorogation of Parliament in 2019.

A bold, young organisation with a ground-breaking track record, we speak the truth and act with integrity. We are proud to be primarily funded by members of the public, which keeps us fiercely independent. Our organisation has experienced meteoric growth over the last two years. 

Our close-knit team of staff work across five core areas: campaigning, external affairs,legal, operations and partnerships. We’re nimble and reactive to external events, which means Good Law Project suits people who thrive in a fast-paced environment and share our passion for upholding democracy, protecting the environment and ensuring no one is left behind. Our culture is one of openness and innovation that encourages all staff to pitch ideas and influence our direction. We are brave, honest and decisive – those are Good Law Project’s values. We recognise the value of our employees, individually and collectively, and are committed to investing in their welfare and development. 

In August 2022 we established an independent SRA-regulated law firm in London, Good Law Practice, to support and develop our work. 

How to apply

Please send us one 3-page document consisting of:

  • your CV (max two pages) 
  • 3 examples of your written portfolio
  • your covering letter of no more than one page outlining:
    • how your skills and experience meet the requirements in job description and person specification
    • what motivates you to work at Good Law Project
    • if you have a disability, any adjustments or access requirements and how we can help you during the recruitment process
    • your desired hours and working pattern if less than 35 hours/5 days per week
    • that you have suitable facilities and space to be able to work from home safely should that be an option (excluding IT kit which we will provide)  
    • your current notice period
    • include details of two employment referees
    • your availability on 9 January 2023 for interview and w/c 16 January 2023 for second interview

We ask all candidates to send their 3-page document and portfolio to jobs@goodlawproject.org using the subject heading, “External Affairs Manager”.  

Interview details: We intend to hold interviews for short-listed candidates via Zoom on  9 January 2023 with the likelihood of second interviews the following week. It’s important that you check your junk mail for emails from Good Law Project as well as your main inbox.

Contact Link

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Extra Content

Encouragement of equal opportunity and reasonable adjustments: We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability (physical or learning), LGBT or relationship status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or social class. We particularly welcome applications from racialised ethnic groups and/or those with lived experience of disadvantage. 

We guarantee to interview all applicants who have a disability provided they meet the essential criteria for the role.  If this applies to you, please flag that you have a disability in your cover email and we will contact you to check if there are any adjustments or special arrangements that you need to help you with either the application process or for an interview.

Key details

    Deadline

    03/01/2023 11:59 pm

    Salary

    £43,000 per annum (pro rata for part time) with generous benefits including enhanced pension contribution, 25 days annual holidays plus public holidays.

    Hours

    35 per week over 5 days Monday to Friday.

    Contract Type

    This is a full time role however we would be willing to consider flexible options.

    Location

    Initially working from home, you will eventually be based from an office in Edinburgh, with options for some flexibility to work from home.

    Contact Link

    Apply now