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Our Client:

Charity (health).

Job Description:

You will plan and lead policy and public affairs activity including key stakeholder engagement. You will be responsible for planning parliamentary events and activities across the four parliaments.

You will:

  • lead on stakeholder engagement for the team. Devising plans to target key parliamentarians and influencers across the UK;
  • lead the secretariat for an APPG, running meetings, inquiries and setting the annual plan in collaboration with stakeholders;
  • grow the organisation’s parliamentary supporters and maintain contact with them through one to one meetings and parliamentary emails or newsletters;
  • plan and lead the annual activities for our client including parliamentary activities and events across Westminster, Holyrood, Stormont and the Welsh Assembly;
  • write briefings for parliamentarians for debates and speaking engagements that Ministers may be involved in;
  • lead the parliamentary monitoring function to ensure that key information is logged and shared within the team and across the organisation so that opportunities for influence can be seized;
  • contribute to the development of policy positions;
  • develop policy briefings and calls for the individual UK parliaments and also for individual parliamentarians, with targeted statistics and messages;
  • confidently represent policy positions to external audiences, including senior policy and political stakeholders.

Essential skills:

  • A good understanding of health policy;
  • Knowledge of the UK parliaments and key processes;
  • Knowledge of influencing strategies for different stakeholders based on a theory of change including knowledge of parliamentary tactics and policy levers;
  • Knowledge of All Party Parliamentary Groups and how to ensure the effective running of an APPG;
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with parliamentarians, including meeting with them, producing briefing information and seeking their support for EDMs or asking parliamentary questions;
  • Representing an organisation externally on charity coalitions and Government working groups;
  • Working on policy and public affairs across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland;
  • External and internal stakeholder engagement and management skills, including verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills and ability to develop engagement plans;
  • Excellent written skills for producing consultation responses, policy briefings for internal and external audiences, web copy, newsletters and reports.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Wednesday 15th May 2019