Policy Officer

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NSWP is seeking to recruit a Policy Officer to join our Policy Team, led by the Senior Policy Officer, working on developing global advocacy tools for our members and reviewing external policy documents in line with the NSWP Consensus Statement and the priorities set by the NSWP Board.

The work will require a combination of strong interpersonal, research and writing skills, with an ability to recognise and respond to different regional and members’ needs through effective multi-lingual electronic communication tools, networking and consensus building.

This post will support the work of the NSWP in:

  • Developing responses in line with the NSWP Consensus Statement on Sex Work, Human Rights and the Law, to global, regional and national policies that impact upon sex workers around the world.
  • Developing advocacy tools that will strengthen the work of regional networks and member organisations in campaigning for the rights of female, male and transgender sex workers and amplifying the voices of sex workers globally.

NSWP will consider applications from individuals interested in working either as a staff member (based in Edinburgh), or as a consultant (based outside the UK). The post will be full-time (37.5 hours, 5 days a week).

Please see the full Terms of Reference below for the position.

NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: NSWP, as a global member-based organisation, welcomes applications from people worldwide.  However, as a small non-governmental organisation, we are not licensed as a sponsoring employer with the UK Home Office for international recruitment. If you are based in the UK NSWP is legally obliged to ask for documentation to validate your right to work in the UK. Applicants based abroad are employed as consultants based in their home countries who will be expected to work remotely. All successful applicants will be asked to provide two pieces of identification as proof of identity and residential address to enable NSWP to meet UK audit regulations.

INTERESTED? All candidates must complete the application form provided below, outlining experience and skills and send to: secretariat@nswp.org. CVs will not be considered.

NSWP values diversity and encourages applications from individuals with sex work experience and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As a sex worker-led organisation, priority will be given to suitably qualified applicants who have sex work experience.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday 26 July 2020 @ 23.59 hours BST.

INTERVIEWS: Will take place week of 10 August 2020 via Zoom.

Closing date: 
Sunday, 26 July, 2020 - 23:45