We currently have the following vacancy. To apply, please download the Application Pack, read the guidelines, complete the application form and email to lesley@writersguild.org.uk putting ‘Policy & Campaigns Assistant’ in the subject field. Please do not include your name on any part of the form, other than where you are specifically requested to do so. Please note, CVs are not accepted

Closing date 22 September 2023, 11.59pm. 

If you are to be called for interview, you will be notified shortly after the closing date. We will not be able to provide feedback on applications from candidates who are not shortlisted.

Policy & Campaigns Assistant

Contract type: Six months fixed term

Hours: 35 hours per week, full-time though flexible or part-time options will be considered

Location: Home based with regular attendance at our London HQ

Salary: £29, 000 plus pension (9% employer contribution)

Start date: Immediate

Reports to: Deputy General Secretary

Job purpose

We are a specialised trade union working within the creative industries with over 3,000 members working throughout the UK in television, film, theatre, audio, comedy, videogames, and books.

We are looking for a dynamic Policy & Campaigns Assistant to support our existing team during an exceptionally busy period.

The key focus of the role is to support and drive forward existing WGGB campaigns and ensure that WGGB responds to emerging policy issues quickly and effectively.

Working as part of the WGGB team means that there is an expectation that you will pitch in and help others, when and wherever required. But rest assured, WGGB staff will be supporting you in your new role, and training will be provided in the key areas.

Main duties & responsibilities:

  • Supporting the General Secretary, Deputy General Secretary and the wider team to ensure that the experiences and perspectives of professional writers are understood at the highest levels.
  • Working with WGGB Committees, particularly our Equality and Diversity Committee and associated networks, on campaigns aimed at improving terms and conditions for writers and increasing writer diversity across the creative industries.
  • Assisting in the delivery of a range of activities aimed at promoting engagement with WGGB campaigns and policy positions.
  • Drafting briefings and fact sheets on emerging political and industrial matters relating to writers.
  • Drafting consultation responses.
  • Developing campaign materials to further the aims of our organising priorities.
  • Undertaking membership and industry research to identify key trends and issues and ensure an evidence-based approach to policy making.
  • Developing and maintaining positive relationships with key external stakeholders.

General duties

  • Undertaking all duties with due regard to the Equal Opportunities policies of the union.
  • Undertaking all duties within Health and Safety legislation/policy.
  • Ensuring all work complies with both data protection legislation and WGGB’s Information Security and Data Protection Policy.
  • Occasional travel across the UK as required (for which expenses will be paid).
  • Undertaking occasional evening and weekend work as required including overnight stays when necessary (for which time off in lieu will be granted).

Full information, including job description/person specification and application form can be found in the Application Pack. Download here.