Join the PubAffairs Network

Established in January 2002, PubAffairs is the premier network and leading resource for the public affairs, government relations, policy and communications industry.

The PubAffairs network numbers over 4,000 members and is free to join. PubAffairs operates a general e-Newsletter, as well as a number of other specific group e-Newsletters which are also available to join by completing our registration form.

The PubAffairs e-Newsletters are used to keep members informed about upcoming PubAffairs events and networking opportunities, job vacancies, public affairs news, training courses, stakeholder events, publications, discount offers and other pieces of useful information related to the public affairs and communications industry.

Join the Network

Our Client:


Job Description:

To implement the public affairs programme by planning and delivering public affairs activities to establish our client as a strong, leading voice in health and care, demonstrating our client’s commitment to the delivery of better, safe care.

You will:

  • Contribute to the mapping and analysis of key strategic stakeholder relationships;
  • Work with senior colleagues to develop and maintain positive relationships with political stakeholders in order to facilitate their understanding of, and contribution to, the work of our client;
  • Develop influencing plans using knowledge of parliamentary and political process to further our client’s strategic objectives;
  • Proactively provide intelligence on upcoming legislation and political developments from across the UK, including advice and alerts on regulatory and health matters, liaising with the policy and research teams as needed;
  • Produce high quality briefing material and presentations to senior management for use in stakeholder interactions;
  • Lead projects with support from the Public Affairs and Stakeholder Manager, such as co-ordinating presence at party conferences;
  • Attend a variety of public affairs, patient engagement and health and care sector events to broaden stakeholder engagement and support collaboration where appropriate;
  • Line management of the Public Affairs Officer.

Essential skills:

  • Experience of working in a public affairs/external relations function;
  • Experience of national policy and political machinery and points of influence in one or more of the UK nations;
  • Ability to horizon scan, analyse and interpret policy directions and political motivations;
  • Experience of devising and delivering influencing plans;
  • Demonstrable experience of achieving results through partnership working;
  • Experience of working in the health sector is desirable;
  • Line management experience is desirable;
  • Some project management experience is desirable.

To Apply

Please apply by way of CV to Sarah Smith by clicking on the Apply button below. When applying please quote the reference ‘135/19/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 Friday 14th June 2019