The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK.
The External Affairs Officer (Stakeholder Relations) will play a key role in helping us build strong and productive relationships with external stakeholders including central government and national bodies in the health and care system, parliamentarians and civil servants. You will also develop close internal relationships with the wider communications directorate and across the organisation, including the chief executive and directors’ team. You will support the delivery of the organisation’s political monitoring, helping to ensure that our engagement with stakeholders is relevant, well-informed, and aligned with developments in the external environment.
The successful candidate will help deliver a range of high-profile stakeholder engagement and influencing activity, including within Parliament, using demonstrable political awareness to advise colleagues and to build the reputation of the Foundation amongst key stakeholders. You will support the delivery of integrated communications plans and contribute to the achievement of our overarching influencing and communications strategies.
Experienced in implementing impactful reactive and proactive public affairs activity that has contributed towards successfully achieving policy-influencing objectives, you will support the delivery of integrated communications plans that blend a broad range of communications disciplines. You will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, being capable of writing high quality briefings, reports, and other written materials.