Political Officer Vacancy

Advert Political Officer

TSSA is a trade union representing people working in transport and travel.  Our overall aim is to support members in building bigger and stronger workplaces with employees that are respected and have agency to challenge and create impactful change.

We need to campaign on issues that are important to our members and the transport industry. To do this, we need to have a strong political voice where we can encourage our members to challenge and create change within their workplaces, their industry and their wider community.  

TSSA is undergoing cultural change and we need highly experienced and driven individuals to play a role in ensuring this change.

Within this role you will need to continuously develop and deliver on our political strategy. You will work on campaigns to deliver our industrial and political policies and objectives and communicate these to our membership.

TSSA is affiliated to the Labour Party and you will need to build positive working relationships with politicians, political parties, other trade unions and campaigning organisations to ensure we have avenues for a growing political voice not only at Westminster but across the devolved nations and regions. You will also find ways to engage our membership in politics that impact on them via education and awareness programmes.

As the right candidate for this role, you will have leadership and influencing skills within a range of audiences, strong verbal and written communication skills to include digital content and be able to work as part of a collaborative communications team. It’s fundamental that you value the role of trade unions in society and understand the role they play in working environments and you must have knowledge of and preferably experience of engaging with political and parliamentary structures.

In the current environmental, political and economic crisis that we are in, never has there been a more important and challenging time to play a part in creating change, drive social engagement and challenge discrimination via pro-active and positive campaigns in the public and private transport industry. 

This role will require national travel and an element of out of normal office hours working. Your office base will be in London Liverpool Street. This is a part time role, 14 hours per week but with flexibility to work outside contracted hours on request.

What TSSA offers

In addition to a challenging yet rewarding position, the Political Officer role at TSSA offers a highly competitive (pro-rata) remuneration package including:

Salary of £59,064 (plus London weighting of £5,928 where applicable), this will be worked out pro-rata for the part time hours.

32 leave days plus bank holidays

Generous defined benefit pension scheme

Well-being provisions and flexible working practices

How to apply

Please complete the application form with supporting statement and equality monitoring form and send to vacancies@tssa.org.uk.

Closing date for applications is 10th April at 12pm

TSSA is an equal opportunities employer striving to maintain and grow our diverse workplace community therefore we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.
We are a family friendly employer and pro-actively support staff with disabilities.

We are proud to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion and have joined Investing in Ethnicity.

Political Officer Job Description

Political Officer Job Description



Political Officer Job Application Form

Political Officer Application Form



Political Officer Equality Monitoring Form

Political Officer Equality Monitoring Form