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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.

To Apply

Please apply by way of CV to Sarah Smith by clicking on the Apply button below. When applying please quote the reference ‘110/19/PubAffairs’.

Processes are ongoing, and appointments will be made as soon as suitable candidates are identified and interviewed. You are encouraged to get in touch ASAP.

Your application will be reviewed by Michael Page. Please be aware we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview.

Apply online

  • Fill out the short form below and upload your CV.

Closing date

The closing date for applications for this post is 11:59pm on Wednesday 15th May 2019