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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.

To Apply

Please apply by way of CV to Sarah Smith by clicking on the Apply button below. When applying please quote reference ‘282/18/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 Monday 13th August 2018