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Reporting to the Head of Policy and Public Affairs, the Policy Advisor will play a pivotal role in influencing and shaping the work of the Foundation across the UK, focusing on key developments and challenges faced by people living with food allergies and their families.

The Natasha Allergy Research Foundation is the UK’s only allergy charity dedicated to scientific and medical research. We are dedicated to understanding the causes of - and developing ways to prevent, treat and ultimately eradicate – allergic disease. Starting with food allergy, we want to create a world that is safe for everyone. Our vision is to make allergy history.

The Policy Advisor will be responsible for informing and guiding the Foundation on developments on key issues and formulating policy positions, and therefore involved in a wide list of topics including healthcare, education, business, environment, and access to justice – as our work touches everyday life.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Development policy positions based on strong evidence and analysis;
  • Keep abreast of relevant updates in policy, briefing the wider team and key stakeholders;
  • Engage with external stakeholders to increase the Foundation’s knowledge base and maintain our position as leader within our field of expertise.


  • Develop the Foundation’s policy positions, working with internal and external stakeholders, and those living with food allergies to ensure their experiences and fed in;
  • Develop and deliver a variety of policy and communication outputs to support positioning in priority areas, including policy papers, reports, briefing papers, and consultations;
  • Gather and analyse data and other complex information and present it clearly in different formats for different audiences;
  • Identify gaps in data and evidence needed to make the case for change and oversee commissioning and management of work to fill those gaps.


  • Experience of carrying out focused research and information gathering to support policy or advocacy positions;
  • Experience in engaging and building relationships with a wide range of political, regulatory, governmental and industry stakeholders;
  • Good data analytical skills and high attention to detail;
  • Solid policy understanding and comprehensive knowledge of national government and local government processes;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, with experience communicating with impact to diverse audiences as well as writing reports, briefings, or publications.

Location: Remote/Hybrid working; travel to meetings expected; monthly staff team days in London; some evenings and weekend work.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 10:00am on Monday 11th December 2023