London Engagement Officer

Location: Home-based in London with frequent travel across the City (when safe to do so)
Closing Date: 11th Nov 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

Consortium has implemented practices that aim to reduce bias in our recruitment process. This means that the people screening applications will only see the answers to the questions related to the job description. They will not see an applicant’s personal information, dates of education attainment, or previous jobs (only length of service for the most recent 2).

We have implemented a bespoke online application form, which allows us to detach personal information from answers so we judge each candidate on their knowledge, skills, and experience alone by:

  • Blinding – when we view answers without any other contextual data.
  • Chunking – when we 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, People of Colour, 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, or get a better understanding of whether Consortium is right for you, then please contact Paul, our CEO, on [email protected].

Role Purpose

Consortium hosts the UK’s largest network of LGBT+ organisations. 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. This new role will work closely the existing London Engagement Coordinator, with support from the wider UK Engagement Team.

This role will specifically look at income diversification across LGBT+ organisations, with a particular focus on the future of commissioned services. There we are looking for an individual who has knowledge and experience of the commissioning and public sector environments.

Consortium’s Engagement Officers 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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