Job Title: Policy & Campaigns Officer

Location: London SE11 and homebased

Hours: Full time: 35 hours per week

Type of contract: Permanent

Salary: £27,000 - £30,000 per year (depending on experience)

Reports to: Head of Policy and Campaigns

Hybrid-working: This role will be a mix of remote and office-based working, with a minimum requirement of being office-based at least two days per week.

Closing date: 2nd April

Disclaimer: Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.


Background: The post of Policy & Campaigns Officer represents a unique opportunity for a pre-emptive, results-driven, and buoyant candidate to join the UK’s founding personal safety charity and leading authority on stalking and harassment.

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust was born out of the tragic story of Suzy Lamplugh, a 25-year-old estate agent who went missing whilst at work in 1986, was never found, and was eventually declared deceased in 1993. The Trust was set up in Suzy’s name to empower individuals and organisations to make a stand against all forms of abuse, aggression, and violence, across their personal and professional lives.

You will be working for a growing charity that delivers high value impact to its beneficiaries, through its legacy, integrity, and credibility. We are an organisation that has been responsible for the education of millions of lone and frontline workers across all sectors for three and half decades. We have campaigned heavily and played a pivotal role to drive changes in the law. We have also responded to over 65,000 calls for support from victims and survivors of stalking since the inception of the National Stalking Helpline service in 2010, with the aim of tackling violence against women and girls at the core of what we do.


Purpose of the job:

To support on Suzy Lamplugh Trust’s policy and campaigning work relating to reducing harassment, violence and aggression in society by addressing these issues at their root cause, working with employers to improve personal safety culture within organisations and seeking to influence policy and legislative change where necessary. This role will also support campaigns that ensure that victims of stalking receive better support and protection. The post holder will work on multiple, diverse and fast-paced projects in a committed and expert team.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Support the delivery and evaluation of national campaigns on workplace safety as well as stalking, harassment and other priority areas.
  2. Maintain effective relationships with civil servants, policy makers, national and local decision makers, and other campaigning bodies and build relevant networks of stakeholders.
  3. Proactively keep abreast of issues within the post-holder’s own portfolio, general criminal justice, personal safety and Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) policy developments and up to date campaigning techniques.
  4. To undertake or commission research on specific policy areas as required.
  5. Develop policy recommendations, write policy and campaigns reports, lobby government and other decision makers and stakeholders, and respond on behalf of Suzy Lamplugh Trust to government enquiries, consultations or other relevant initiatives.
  6. Engage people with experience of stalking and personal safety issues including harassment and violence, in all aspects of work, including input into planning and policy development, participation in research and engagement in campaign actions and events.
  7. Disseminate Suzy Lamplugh Trust policies and campaigns through external presentations, publications, articles or briefings for a variety of audiences, and plan, organise, implement, oversee and evaluate campaign events.
  8. Represent Suzy Lamplugh Trust externally including at multi-stakeholder meetings with government departments and the media.
  9. Work with the fundraising team to help strengthen Suzy Lamplugh Trust’s case for support. Work closely with Support fundraisers to draft fundraising applications and input into fundraising appeals.
  10. Manage the organisation of stakeholder meetings as required.
  11. To help manage the Trust’s response to media enquiries, including acting as a spokesperson to media agencies, and take part in a rota to respond to reactive press calls out of office hours.
  12. Undertake other duties that may from time to time be necessary and are compatible with the nature and grade of the post.


Person Specification

Note: ‘s’ denotes shortlisting criteria which must be addressed in covering letter

Skills and Experience:


  • Experience in a policy and campaigning role (s)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral (s)
  • Understanding and proven experience of using a range of campaigning techniques, including social media platforms, and how to use them to good effect (s)
  • Ability to understand and analyse complex information including research reports, statistics and legislation (s)
  • Good knowledge of local and national government structures and experience of influencing them including the legislative process
  • Experience of developing and maintaining effective working relationships both internally and externally, including negotiation with organisations or individuals with differing perspectives and agendas (s)
  • Ability to manage projects, including planning, implementing, over-seeing multiple fast-paced and changeable projects to meet agreed deadlines and targets


  • Experience of public speaking
  • Experience of recruiting and supervising volunteers
  • Experience of dealing with the press or other media
  • Detailed understanding of the nature and complexities of gendered crime and personal safety


Personal Attributes:

  • A self-starter who strives for excellence
  • Analytical and thorough
  • A team player who enjoys collaborative working
  • Adaptable
  • Confident and outgoing
  • Committed to the work of Suzy Lamplugh Trust



Suzy Lamplugh Trust is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. The information you provide to us in your application will determine if you are invited for an interview. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered as this is an important part of the process. Shortlisting for interview uses the covering letter alongside the job description and person specification.

Please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

If you do not receive a response within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.