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Reporting to the Director of Policy and Advocacy, this is a key role in the UK policy, research and advocacy department, within the wider communications and advocacy directorate. There are 6 staff in the public affairs team (3 in London, 1 each in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), and sits alongside the refugees and asylum policy and advocacy team, the health and social care team, and the policy research team.

You role:

  • To ensure and be responsible for an excellent public affairs function, coordinating the strategic communication and relationship building with a UK political audience, in each of the UK nations and at regional and local level, in support of our advocacy priorities (UK and international);
  • To manage the UK-wide public affairs team and provide leadership within the wider team.

Essential skills:

  • Experience of working in or with the UK Parliament and/or at least one devolved parliament/assembly; or experience of wider public affairs work;
  • Experience of engaging impactfully to influence policy makers, decision makers and opinion formers;
  • Experience of designing and delivering influencing activities, including events (party conferences, parliamentary receptions etc);
  • Line management experience.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Monday 13th August 2018