Facebook  Twitter  Youtube  ISSUU  RSS  Email

Senior Advocacy Manager (Maternity Cover)


  • Full time (35 hrs pw)
  • 6-7 months fixed term, commencement March-April 2019
  • Salary: £35,000 – £42,000, depending on experience
  • Location: London

About us

Transparency International UK (TI-UK) is the UK’s leading anti-corruption non-governmental organisation, and is part of a global coalition sharing one vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. Further details of our work can be found here

The role sits within the UK Anti-Corruption Programme (UKACP). UKACP’s goal is to prevent corruption in the UK, and the UK from contributing to corruption elsewhere. We aim to do this by improving the resilience of UK public institutions, increasing accountability, and ending the UK’s role in providing a safe haven to the corrupt and their illicit wealth.

The Senior Advocacy Manager role will help UKACP cover some of the duties undertaken by the Head of Advocacy while she is on maternity leave for a period of 6 months in 2019.


About the role

The Senior Advocacy Manager leads TI-UK’s UK-facing advocacy work and manages TI-UK’s global Summit-related advocacy. The role will be directly managing three members of staff (therefore directly and indirectly managing four members of staff in total.)

The right person for this role will have excellent inter-personal skills and experience of advocacy, people management and project management.

As Senior Advocacy Manager you will be responsible for:

  • Advocacy Strategy & Coordination: Lead and coordinate UKACP’s advocacy work, directing civil society collaboration, media work, and contact with key sectors and government officials to achieve change in line with TI-UK objectives. Coordinate UK-facing advocacy activity across the organisation and ensure consistent messaging. Maintain and build a strong network within UK Government (relevant civil service officials etc.) and proactively look for opportunities to advocate on UK-ACP policy objectives.
  • Provide leadership & support to UKACP team members: This role directly manages the following roles: Project Manager – Commitments; Senior Policy Officer, Grant Manager (85% of); This role indirectly manages: Project Officer – Commitments, and any temporary intern positions within the team; Ensure that staff produce work of high quality in line with UKACP strategy & objectives, and ensure that staff receive regular opportunities to develop their skills and experience. Sign off and hold responsibility for external content produced by team members. Guide research staff when collaborating on advocacy goals/communicating with external stakeholders. Provide leadership and project management on the DFID Promise to Practice Grant.
  • Work collaboratively with civil society to achieve UKACP policy objectives: Be an approachable ‘first connection point’, bringing in other TI staff where necessary; Develop and maintain good relationships and work in coalition with others on shared advocacy goals; Raise profile of TI-UK and communicate TI-UK policy to target audiences; Work with influencers and stakeholders to achieve TI-UK advocacy strategy aims;
  • Help coordinate MEL data gathering and board reporting for UKACP


About you

To be successful in this role you will: 

  • Be a good communicator and have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excel at managing people/teams
  • Excel at project management
  • Have experience of advocating on complex policy issues
  • Candidates will ideally have substanital experience of the above
  • Desired: Knowledge/expertise of anti-corruption and/or good governance issues.


In exchange we will offer you:

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave (pro rata), plus bank holidays
  • Up to 5% contributory pension
  • Season ticket loan
  • A flexible and friendly working environment


To apply:

Applicants should send the following two items (preferably in pdf format) with your name and the role in the subject line to jobs@transparency.org.uk

  • Cover letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the role and why you are applying (1 page max)
  • CV (2 pages max), with details of relevant experience


Closing date: 18 February 2019

Please note that due to the very high volume of applications we receive, we greatly regret that we are unable to send personalised acknowledgements or give feedback on applications. If you do not hear from us by the interview date, you should assume that that you have not been shortlisted. Only applications with both of the requested components will be considered.

Transparency International UK is an equal opportunity employer.


Contact Us | Sitemap | Privacy

UK Charity Number 1112842

Transparency International UK is a chapter of