Strategy Manager


Internal Job Title: Political Strategy Manager

Scope is looking for an experienced public affairs professional to join our busy Policy and Campaigns team as a Political Strategy Manager. We are looking for someone who is passionate about achieving disability equality, understands the policy and political environment, and can lead the delivery of Scope’s influencing priorities to Government and Westminster.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Scope and help us campaign for disability equality. Our key campaigns on welfare, employment, the cost of living crisis and equality for disabled children are gaining real traction in Westminster, and we know that MPs from all parties respect us and our evidence. But we also know there is more to do, and we’re looking for someone who can shape a new Political Strategy, ensuring that we reach as many MPs as we can and secure change for disabled people.

If you are a passionate, proactive individual who wants to achieve equality for all 14 million disabled people in the UK, and you have a strong grasp of how things work in Westminster, we want to hear from you.

Permanent – 35 hours per week

The role

You will be responsible for leading the Political Strategy function at Scope, managing the team, delivering our influencing strategy and activities in Westminster, and ensuring the voice of disabled people is heard by political decision makers. We increasingly active in Wales to, so some understanding of The Senedd is required.

Working with the Policy Managers and Campaigns and Mobilisation manager, you will make sure we have strong and effective influencing strategies and that our policy objectives are achieved. You will provide strategic and timely political insight and briefings to colleagues across the department, as well as Scope’s senior leadership and Board of Trustees as appropriate.

As an effective and persuasive communicator, you will also be an external ambassador for Scope representing the organisation at events and in meetings.

About you

You’ll need excellent understanding of Parliament and Whitehall, and have a great track record in developing, delivering and measuring impactful social change through public affairs. We want someone who is able to think creatively and identify new ways of doing things. Some experience of management would be a bonus but isn’t essential.

Building and maintaining relationships is key to this role, and you will need to demonstrate the ability to work effectively with colleagues at all levels and with external stakeholders alike.

We ask you to show an appreciation of Scope’s values and our ambition of everyday equality for disabled people.

Our values are being pioneering, courageous, connected, open and fair

By living our values and trusting each other, we give our colleagues freedom and space to be creative, push boundaries and change minds.

Disabled candidates

Equality and inclusion are at the heart of our mission. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled people. We guarantee interviews to disabled applicants who meet the essential job criteria.

Please let us know if you are applying under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme.

We encourage applications from underrepresented groups including people in BAME and LGBTQ+ communities.

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