London Engagement Officer

Location: Home-based in London with frequent travel across the City (when safe to do so)
Closing Date: 3rd Dec 2020

Employment Type: Employed

Job Title: Engagement Officer
Hours: Part Time, 28 hours a week
Reports to: Head of Membership and Engagement
Remuneration: £26,491 plus pension contributions
Based: Home based in London with frequent travel across the City (when safe to do so).
Terms: 3 year contract, 25 days annual leave entitlement

Please note: We have listened to feedback on this role and made some slight adjustments to the job description and person specification to make it easier to understand.

Consortium has implemented practices that aim to reduce bias in our recruitment process, including:

  • Blinding – the people sifting the applications view answers without access to information from your CV.
  • Chunking – the people sifting the applications view each answer in isolation.


We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented groups, including people of colour or people from BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) communities, women, trans and non-binary people and people who are older (50+). Equity is important to the success of our team and work. We don’t want any barriers to applying so if you want to discuss particular aspects of our approach then please contact Briony, our Head of Membership and Engagement.

Role Purpose

Consortium hosts the UK’s largest network of LGBT+ organisations with over 400 Members.

We have received further funding from City Bridge Trust Fund to increase support for LGBT+ Groups across London as we live through and emerge out of the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are in the position to recruit an Engagement Officer to join our team working with our Members in London, with support from the wider UK Engagement Team.

This role will support the development of LGBT+ organisations and communities across London by looking at the way our sector generates income. It will take learning from our Members and wider Engagement Team, and explore new relationships with Local Borough Authorities and Pan-London Authorities to ensure the needs of our diverse LGBT+ communities are being addressed in their funding and policy development.

Consortium’s Engagement Officers also provide direct one to one support to the staff, volunteers and trustees of LGBT+ organisations so that they can deliver vital services and effectively run their organisations.


Consortium has been working as a virtual organisation for nearly 9 years with a team spread across the UK, all working from their own homes. A working from home payment, of a discretionary amount in line with HMRC guidance, is made to all staff to contribute to costs that might be incurred through this way of working.

Consortium encourages its team to maintain a good work life balance. Staff are encouraged to take time off in lieu for any hours worked beyond their contracted hours.

Consortium’s core hours are between 10am and 3pm and staff can agree regular working patterns with their line manager.

Consortium has an auto-enrolment pension scheme, which all eligible employees benefit from.


Please click on the link below to download the full Job Description and Personal Specification. Applicants are encouraged to read the document in full before applying and to pay close attention to it when answering the scored questions.


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