Email: jonathan@therightethos.co.uk | Tel: 01227 639768

Freelancers: Policy, Campaign & Public Affairs

DB

I develop/deliver innovative campaigns, communications and supporter development strategies.

London based, but available for travel and for remote work.

I pioneered digital-first political campaigning in the UK, and developed widely imitated models of fundraising, mobilising, and influencing. I now offer strategic consultancy to organisations and projects with a positive purpose. I can develop, overhaul and interrogate strategy; harness digital technology to communicate, mobilise, fundraise, and win campaigns; increase the involvement of supporters and members for fundraising and political impact. I support established organisations looking to improve and innovate, and start-ups looking to turn ideas into results.

Previous roles include: Lead Consultant - Clean Up the Internet; Communications and Advocacy Consultant - Foxglove; Founding Executive Director - 38 Degrees; Head of Activism - Friends of the Earth; Chair of the Board - Suffolk Estate Tenant Management Cooperative

Business area: – Policy, Campaign & Public Affairs

Daily rate: – £500 per day negotiable

Experience level: Director

CS

Net-Zero Consultant

UK, Flexible or Remote

Two decades as a climate change and sustainability professional who is currently following sustainable finance closely, I have worked on numerous projects and campaigns identifying big picture strategies and this is bolstered by a strong understanding of climate policy and turning ideas into action. Add to this, I have plenty of experience in managing projects, doing research, expansive writing skills and building partnerships with senior leaders – be they businesses, finance, NGOs, universities, governments and public figures.

Previous roles include: Climate Change and Sustainability Consultant, Campaign Director, Shine - Investing in Energy Access for All, Asia Director, OurVoices and GreenFaith, Director, Climate Change Business Forum

Business area: – Policy, Campaign & Public Affairs

Daily rate: – Day rate is variable and for negotiation

Experience level: Director

DR

Environmental policy analyst

London, home-based

I am a senior environmental policy analyst, with a PhD in Environmental Sciences and Ecological Economics, and over thirteen years of experience on a wide range of environmental policies at the EU and national levels, and specifically on water, marine and land management. I specialise in governance and management strategies to achieve biodiversity protection and other environmental objectives, and in the use of market-based instruments and innovative financing mechanisms in environmental policy. I have a full working command of English, Italian and Spanish.

Previous roles include: Environmental consultant, senior policy analyst

Business area: – Policy, Campaign & Public Affairs

Daily rate: – Negotiable

Experience level: Manager

VA

Policy researcher with experience of Parliament, Whitehall, NGOs

London, Surrey, Kent, Sussex.

I am highly experienced in research work geared to practical outcomes, especially on environmental, economic, and constitutional issues. I have a good knowledge of parliamentary procedures and the political process more generally, having worked in Parliament, Whitehall, London regional government and NGOs, and worked closely with senior business people, academics, communications officers, and a range of politicians. I have worked on both background research, including writing two books, and rapid responses in the form of briefing notes and press releases.

Previous roles include: Senior Parliamentary Researcher for a group of MPs; Economist, Sustainable Development Commission - World Wildlife Fund; Board Member - London Development Agency; Environment Advisor to the Mayor of London

Business area: – Policy, Campaign & Public Affairs

Daily rate: – Day rate is variable and for negotiation

Experience level: Manager

MC

Public sector/ Not for Profit corporate communications, public affairs, staff /public engagement specialist

London and the east of England (Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire)

I am a highly experienced communications, public affairs and engagement specialist with an outstanding record of success in the health and social care sectors, including in the NHS. I have detailed knowledge of English health and social care policy and extensive experience of working with both Central and Local Government and with voluntary and other third sector care based organisations. I create original and insight driven communication solutions which are audience appropriate, cost effective and measurable.

Previous roles include: Communications Manager – Haemophilia Society: Associate Director of Communications and Public Affairs - North Essex / Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust; Independent Communications and Public Affairs Consultant; Communications Manager: Professional Leadership Team - Department of Health

Business area: – Policy, Campaign & Public Affairs

Daily rate: – Negotiated on basis of role, contract substance and time

Experience level: Director

VL

Policy research and analysis; Drafting legislation, consultation responses, and policy briefings

London / Oxford / remote working

A professional with over twenty years’ experience as a lawyer and policy analyst. A former government lawyer with extensive parliamentary experience, I have worked with Ministers and senior civil servants.  Able to write for a variety of audiences, having drafted legislation, op-eds, and a book chapter on a technical subject for the general reader. Post graduate degrees in Public International Law and Public Administration. Specialist areas include: tax, pensions, human rights, employment, tax and development.

Previous roles include: Senior lawyer for central government department; Senior lawyer for government agency, con sultant for UN Mission in East Timor, consultant for UN agencies in Pakistan. 

Business area: – Policy, Campaign & Public Affairs

Daily rate: – Flexible depending on your requirements

Experience level: Manager

LR

Peacebuilding & International Development Consultant

London 

With 20 years’ experience in international development and peacebuilding, and expertise in inclusive processes and the inclusion of people with disabilities, I can offer; Strategic planning; Conflict mapping & facilitation; Programme development; Management support; Monitoring, evaluation & learning; Literature reviews & research; Managing difficult conversations & addressing workplace conflict. I have a strong background in senior management and have worked in positions such as Regional Director, Country Director and Regional Disability Advisor. I am currently a member of the Rethinking Security Council, a Trustee for Sense International and a volunteer prison visitor.  Committed to the values of peace, justice and equality, my goal is to work with integrity and professionalism and promote good collaboration and integration.

Previous roles include: Consultant - Conciliation Resources, Quaker UN Office, AFSC; Regional Director, Asia - American Friends Service Committee, Cambodia; Associate General Secretary - Quaker Peace and Social Witness; Regional Disability Advisor, Asia - Humanity & Inclusion; Country Director, Maldives - Humanity & Inclusion

Business area: – Policy, Campaign & Public Affairs

Daily rate: – Negotiable

Experience level: Manager

RB

Project Manager, 14 years experience both commercial and charity sector

London based

I have wide ranging project management experience including advocacy campaigns, research reports, website delivery, process change, GDPR, technical projects and new initiatives. I have full project lifecycle experience from scoping, business case development, creating project plans to evaluation and reporting. I believe good communication is critical to success and build trust with my colleagues through a professional and approachable style. I pay exceptional attention to the detail of a project, am highly dependable and can be relied on to deliver to time and budget.

Previous roles include: Which?, Plan UK, Amnesty International, The Children's Society

Business area: – Policy, Campaign & Public Affairs

Daily rate: – Negotiable preferential rates for the charity sector

Experience level: Manager

KS

Campaign strategy, co-ordination, advocacy, and facilitation consultant

Home based in Scotland but happy to travel in UK and internationally where required

Over the last twenty years I have worked with, and for, numerous organisations and networks to campaign for a more just world and a better future for our planet. I offer campaign co-ordination and strategy support along with facilitation, policy & advocacy and project management. I have a track record of engaging multiple stakeholders, including government at all levels, working within coalitions, developing policy and delivering campaigner training. Particular areas of focus are climate, environment, international development, justice and equality.

Previous roles include: Campaigns consultant for BAFTA Albert; Earth Hour Co-ordinator for WWF Scotland; Scottish Co-ordinator for Sheila McKechnie Foundation; Head of Scottish Campaigns for Global Justice Now; Board Member of Stop Climate Chaos

Business area: – Policy, Campaign & Public Affairs

Daily rate: – Negotiable depending on length of contract and organisation income

Experience level: Head

HP

Policy and Advocacy Consultant; Freelance Writer/Editor

Remote

I am a dynamic policy professional with an expertise in gender and a unique blend of experience developing policy and advocacy at local, national and international levels including at the United Nations and House of Commons. In addition, I am an experienced and efficient writer and editor.

Available for: Writing/Editing, Research, Campaigns, Policy, Public Affairs, Communications

Previous roles include: Consultant - UN Women, Parliamentary Researcher -  House of Commons, Senior Policy & Communications Officer - London Borough of Lambeth

Business area: – Policy, Campaign & Public Affairs

Daily rate: – Flexible depending on your requirements

Experience level: Officer

MM

Independent charity consultant, facilitator and mentor- strategy, influencing, programmes and people

London / Wales / remote working

If you’re looking for a flexible and dedicated social justice strategist, I can help. I work with organisations to develop, plan, implement, review and evaluate strategies, campaigns and programmes that create lasting change. Having influenced policy and practice at the UN, within Government, and major employers, implemented large-scale national and international programmes funded by Royal Foundation, and UK Govt., and managed large teams working on complex issues, I can support you with a range of different services, keeping the big picture, the operating environment, and practical delivery considerations all in mind. I also offer mentoring services to individuals and teams.

Previous roles include: Global Advocacy Adviser, Head of Programmes - Strategy and Development, Programme Manager- Resilience, Middle East, Human Rights Monitor and Advocate

Business area: – Policy, Campaign & Public Affairs

Daily rate: – Negotiable

Experience level: Head

VK

Senior research consultant, producing research and reports for NGOs and international agencies

London, UK, remote and abroad (with significant experience in Latin America)

I carry out high quality research and analysis to support your advocacy, policy and development, including desk research, legal and policy analysis, and fieldwork or remote interviews. With over nine years’ experience researching and writing comprehensive human rights reports for iNGOs, I provide full research services, from design and project management to timely delivery of publishable work for diverse audiences. My expertise includes refugees, migration, organised crime, human rights law and Latin America, and I work in English and Spanish.

Previous roles include: (consultancy): Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Abbey Road Studios, See Tickets; (employment): Deputy Programme Director (digital communications) at Amnesty International IS, Communications Manager at International Alert

Business area: – Policy, Campaign & Public Affairs

Daily rate: – From £350

Experience level: Head

MM

Policy, Comms and Public Affairs lead - sustainable construction organisation

London or remote working

I can advise on growing your comms output efficiently and getting the right sort of engagement. This includes consultancy on all types of copywriting and comms channels.

The bespoke audit package covers social media engagement, all e-comms, how to get the most out of any events or political engagement, selecting an agency, crisis management and writing a great comms plan.

I can also give battle-hardened policy advice through lobbying ministers, MPs and responsible civil servants on both sides of the fence on areas such as environmental strategy, construction, and ethical sourcing.

Previous roles include: Policy, Comms and Public Affairs - BBC, The Times and the Daily Mail; Policy - MHCLG and Defra

Business area: – Policy, Campaign & Public Affairs

Daily rate: – £220 per day. Comms audit package begins at £105.

Experience level: Manager

RC

Policy, Public Affairs; Strategy Development specialising in international development, global health & research

London

Adept in research the biological sciences fields, I am driven to work towards achieving global equity. With qualifications in scientific research I have practical experience in health & research policy and advocacy, strategy development, communications, campaigns, fundraising and programme and grant administration both in the UK and internationally as well as management qualifications having gained foundation status with Chartered Management Institute. Experience is gained from various roles across civil society, multilaterals and foundations.

 

Previous roles include: Consultancy clients have included World Health Organisation, UNDP, RESULTS UK, ACTION. Policy Advisor Global Policy - Wellcome Trust; Tuberculosis Policy - RESULTS UK

Business area: – Policy, Campaign & Public Affairs

Daily rate: – Optional

Experience level: Manager

MM

Campaigns and Communications Consultant with 15 years’ experience in NGOs and Politics

Scotland based, work UK wide

I have almost 15 years’ experience working in senior roles in politics and public affairs in both Westminster and Holyrood. I have led successful nationwide campaigns for NGO and political clients from market research through to delivery and execution, including day-to-day media support, interview training and report writing. I have extensive experience working at board level and working directly to Chief Executives and Leaders in demanding positions.

Previous roles include: Senior Policy and Political Adviser - UK Public Body; Public Affairs Manager - International Development Charity; Political Adviser - UK Political Party; Consultant - London based communications agency; Charity trustee.

Business area: – Policy, Campaign & Public Affairs

Daily rate: – Please contact for rates (dependent on organisation and project)

Experience level: Director

DV

Senior Policy and Advocacy Specialist – International Development and Humanitarian Sectors

London, remote

A professional with over 18 years experience in policy and advocacy programme development and implementation, high-level advocacy, and policy research and analysis. I have a track record of developing advocacy strategies, writing and editing a wide range of resources, including policy publications (reports, briefings etc). A persuasive communicator and networker with a proven track record of setting up, managing, and working within coalitions/alliances, and building long-lasting relationships with senior policy influencers. French native speaker.

Previous roles include: Head of Policy & Advocacy, Head of Policy, Head of Policy & Communication; Head of Advocacy & Public Affairs.

Business area: – Policy, Campaign & Public Affairs

Daily rate: – Dependent on project and deadline.

Experience level: Head

DL

Policy, campaigns and public affairs expertise, tailored to your organisation

London-based, willing to travel across UK, Europe, other regions as needed (if possible due to Covid-19 restrictions)

I help create positive change for the people you support. I have worked for over 15 years in the NGO and public sectors, leading policy and campaigns projects on a wide range of causes. Among other services, I deliver: influencing strategies; advocacy planning and evaluation; dynamic campaigns to create change; coalition-building, management and coordination; public affairs engagement; high quality policy positions and reports; meaningful engagement with supporters and service users.

 

Previous roles include: Senior policy, public affairs and campaigns roles for a range of high-profile charities including Prostate Cancer UK, Homeless Link, and the Carers Trust.

Business area: – Policy, Campaign & Public Affairs

Daily rate: – Flexible depending on your requirements

Experience level: Director

KS

Experienced policy and campaigns professional. 16+ education and youth engagement specialist

London/Remote

I am a creative and strategic policy and campaigns professional with additional expertise in press/PR, research and parliamentary engagement within member led organisations. I have project managed a range of user led national mobilising campaigns, influencing campaigns and commissions which have successfully bought about policy change and public engagement. I have strong people management skills and work well under pressure. Additionally I have a deep working knowledge of the 16+ education and skills sector.

Previous roles include: UNISON - National Learning & Development Organiser; National Autistic Society - National Campaigns Manager; National Union of Students - Policy & Campaigns Manager & PR & Campaigns Manager

Business area: – Policy, Campaign & Public Affairs

Daily rate: – Negotiable dependent on organisation and project

Experience level: Manager

RL

Research, Policy,  Parliamentary, Public Affairs, Communications, Campaigns, Social Media, Media

London

A post-graduate with a strong track record for delivering results in the private and public sector, including four years’ experience in Parliament. A member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations with highly developed research, corporate communication and public affairs skills, and an excellent knowledge of UK political and current affairs.

Previous roles include: Researcher to an MP, agency and in-house communications and public affairs. 

Business area: – Policy, Campaign & Public Affairs

Daily rate: – Varies according to work required

Experience level: Manager

BL

Highly experienced policy professional 

London/remote  

I am a highly skilled policy generalist with over 20 years policy experience across a wide range of public and social policy areas.  I can provide expertise in drafting a wide range of persuasive copy (reports, consultation responses, briefings, etc).  I have substantive experience in writing and managing the production of influential policy reports.  I can also offer skills in developing policy and influencing strategies and event and stakeholder management.

Previous roles include: Head of Public Policy - The British Academy; Financial Capability Manager - Money Advice Service; Policy Programme Manager - Consumer and Community; Age UK and Head of Public Sector Equality Duty Equality and Human Rights Commission

Business area: – Policy, Campaign & Public Affairs

Daily rate: – Negotiable.

Experience level: Head

CD

Campaigns Strategist & Digital Communications Specialist

London

I help NGOs & charities create strategic yet creative campaigns whilst ensuring deep integration between campaign planning & digital engagement for maximum impact. I can facilitate campaign meetings with innovative accelerator-tools aimed at developing effective and coherent plans (vision, goals, tactics etc). I also help and advise organisations on how to maximise their campaigning potential on digital channels through message-framing and creative digital people-power oriented concepts.

Previous roles include: Global Campaign Coordinator & Digital Engagement Lead at Greenpeace; Senior Global Campaigner for Amnesty International; Campaign Manager (freelance role) for Plan UK; Global Campaign Manager for World Animal Protection

Business area: – Policy, Campaign & Public Affairs

Daily rate: – £300-£400 (depending on tasks and outputs required)

Experience level: Manager

LB

Freelancer with 15 years experience in policy, stakeholder engagement and public affairs

London / remote / global

Expert help for your organisation to better understand the policy landscape, explore opportunities to change it and reach the Westminster stakeholders that matter.

Specialist in:
– Stakeholder research
– Consultation response drafting
– Preparing for Select Committee appearances
– Policy briefings to enable your organisation to get to grips and lead on the issues
– Strategic communication plans to get your messages heard by policy makers
– comprehensive stakeholder event management
– Producing comms materials, key messages and Q&As

Previous roles include: Public Affairs Lead for Major UK Environmental Charity; Arts and Culture Comms Manager; Westminster Campaigns for Health Charities; Media and Broadcasting External Affairs.

Business area: – Policy, Campaign & Public Affairs

Daily rate: – Varies

Experience level: Manager