FSRH is the largest UK professional membership organisation working at the heart of sexual and reproductive health, supporting healthcare professionals to deliver high quality care. We believe that access to quality sexual and reproductive healthcare is a fundamental right. This is why we are working together with our 15,000+ members and partners to shape better sexual and reproductive health for all.
The remit of the External Affairs Team is to influence policy and practice through evidence-based advocacy as well as to raise awareness of SRH among the public. It aims to develop and enhance policy; build partnerships in order to enhance influencing ability; and provide external communications inclusive of media relations. The team promotes the goals set out in FSRH’s Vision, Strategic Plan 2020-2025, and accompanying Operational Plans, through the promotion of the highest standards in the field of SRH.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK (APPG SRH) aims to raise awareness in Parliament of the needs of women seeking abortion and the importance of improving the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of people in the UK. The APPG is co-chaired by Diana Johnson MP and Baroness Barker and supported by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH), the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), Marie Stope International Reproductive Choices, and Bayer.
About the role
This is a dual role, housed within the External Affairs Team at FSRH. The role is primarily focused on the management of the APPG SRH, and the delivery of its programme and aims. The other focus of the role is to help manage the outputs of the External Affairs team at FSRH, working closely with the Director of External Affairs and other team members. There are no line management responsibilities associated with this role.
We are looking for a bright individual with an interest in healthcare policy and a passion for improving society. A background in public affairs, campaigning, media relations or Parliamentary work, as well as proven project management and events experience is highly desirable. Excellent writing skills are essential, as is a broad understanding of communications techniques to engage policy makers and the general public around the issues that clinicians and the public alike face.
Located remotely initially, with the opportunity to work post-pandemic in the offices of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London Bridge (where FSRH is situated), the FSRH offers a package that includes flexible working, season ticket loan, a first-class pension scheme and generous annual leave.