Political Liaison Officer

This is an excellent opportunity for a self-starter to join Quilliam UK’s expanding team. As a Political Liaison Officer you will be responsible for working with politicians, civil servants and technology companies for the purpose of maintaining and building new relationships. You will be required to engage in the debates surrounding countering extremism and terrorism to advise politicians and technology companies on policy and projects. The role’s focus will be on relationship building with an aspect of research. This opportunity is perfect for someone who has been involved in this area of work and with a keen interest in counter extremism and terrorism.

Key Responsibilities

  • To foster and preserve relationships with all major political parties and civil servants in the UK
  • Extensive research into counter-terrorism and policy for paper and report writing
  • Spread Quilliam’s work to influence National counter-extremist policy
  • Inform Parliamentarians of key issues surrounding the CVE debate by promoting Quilliam’s commentary
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of events relating to local political issues, in general, and in particular as they affect the Counter Extremist policy
  • To build and maintain relationships with key technology companies for the purpose of advising on policy and projects to help counter-extremism

Requirements

  • Degree or Master’s level educated (2.1 essential), preferably in International Relations or Political Science
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Knowledge & keen interest in the debates and topics surrounding Quilliam’s work
  • Excellent analytical skills, ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identify issues to be monitored, formulate options and present conclusions and recommendations
  • A self-starter with the ability to think, plan, and execute large projects
  • An understanding of how technology companies work (Twitter, Facebook, Google etc)
  • Experience of liaising with politicians/civil servants and technology companies, not essential but an advantage
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