Job Title: Senior Policy and Campaigns Officer

Location: London SE11 and homebased

Hours: Full time: 35 hours a week

Type of Contract: Permanent

Salary: £30,500 to £33,000 per annum (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 Senior 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 lead on Suzy Lamplugh Trust’s policy and campaign work relating to stalking, in order to ensure that victims of stalking continue to have their voices heard and receive effective and appropriate responses and that the Suzy Lamplugh Trust continues to be the expert policy voice in this area. This role will also lead on the broader harassment and workplace safety policy and campaigns agenda of the Trust. The post holder will work on multiple, diverse and fast-paced projects in a committed and expert team.


Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Lead the delivery and evaluation of national campaigns on stalking, harassment and workplace safety.
  2. 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.
  3. Establish and maintain effective relationships with civil servants, policy makers, criminal justice professionals, national and local decision makers, and other campaigning bodies and build relevant networks of stakeholders.
  4. Proactively keep abreast of issues within the post-holder’s own portfolio, general criminal justice and violence against women and girls’ policy developments and up to date campaigning techniques
  5. To undertake or commission research on specific policy areas as required.
  6. Deputise for the Head of Policy and Campaigns where required including representation with senior stakeholders and national media.
  7. Engage people with experience of stalking in all aspects of work, including input into planning and policy development, participation in research and engagement in campaign actions and events.
  8. Present 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.
  9. Represent Suzy Lamplugh Trust externally including at a senior level to multi-stakeholder meetings with government departments, at national conferences and to the media.
  10. Ensure project budgets are monitored effectively, and expenditure is reported back to funders in line with their requirements.
  11. Work with the fundraising team to help strengthen Suzy Lamplugh Trust’s case for support. Work closely with fundraisers to draft fundraising applications and reports and input into fundraising appeals.
  12. Lead on the coordination of the National Stalking Consortium working with Head Of Policy and CEO to drive a strategic agenda across the sector.
  13. Lead on the development and delivery of Suzy Lamplugh Trust’s annual National Stalking Awareness Week campaign working with key stakeholders across the UK.
  14. Keep abreast of academic and research developments in the field of stalking, harassment and workplace safety and build a network of relationships with academic institutions working in these fields.
  15. Take part in a rota to respond to reactive press calls out of office hours.
  16. Undertake other duties that may from time to time be necessary and are compatible with the nature and grade of the post.


Person Specification

Skills and Experience

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

  • Significant experience in a policy and campaigning role (s)
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice and violence against women and girls sectors
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication skills, both written and oral (s)
  • Significant experience of delivering public presentations and training to senior external audiences
  • 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 statistics, research reports, policy guidance and legislation and summarise them in short timeframes for a variety of audiences (s)
  • Ability to design, carry out and analyse research
  • Significant experience of developing and maintaining effective working relationships both internally and externally, including negotiation with organisations or individuals with differing perspectives and agendas. (s)
  • Experience of representation to senior stakeholders and a range of media including at a national level (s)
  • Good knowledge of local and national government structures and experience of influencing them including the legislative process. (s)
  • Ability to manage projects, including planning, implementing, over-seeing and evaluating multiple projects to meet agreed deadlines and targets (s)


  • Experience of recruiting and supervising staff
  • Experience of writing copy for use on websites, blogs or social media
  • Experience of working in a small team


Personal Attributes

  • A self-starter who strives for accuracy and excellence
  • Analytical and thorough
  • A team player who enjoys collaborative working
  • Adaptable in a fast-paced working environment
  • Organised
  • 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.