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Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

About the role

The Public Affairs Officer will play a crucial part in raising the profile of dementia in the political arena, among civil servants and among opinion formers working in the health and social care and research fields.

Working as part of our new Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns Directorate, you will provide specialist knowledge of Parliament and Whitehall to ensure the Alzheimer’s Society maximises its influencing opportunities and you will help us to deliver the Society’s parliamentary strategy.

You will use your expertise to build relationships with Parliamentarians, the Government and Opposition and external partners, and you will advise on tactics for engaging with them. You will work closely with colleagues from different teams across our organisation to ensure a high quality impact for our integrated local and national public affairs and campaigning activity.

About you

You will have excellent knowledge of the UK political system, parliamentary structures and the range of mechanisms for accessing MPs and Peers, and significant experience in a public affairs or parliamentary related role. We are looking for a proactive individual who is able to build excellent internal and external relationships and who is committed to ending the inequity facing people affected by dementia. 

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely. All contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society. 

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 5:00pm on Thursday 22nd November 2018