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The role of Public Affairs and Campaigns Lead is an exciting role within the College and will be critical to driving forward our work with politicians, policy makers and other stakeholders as well as our public-facing campaigning work.


In this role, you will:

  • Devise, implement and manage RCPCH's public affairs strategy in the UK parliament, coordinating activity with colleagues in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in order to influence government policy in the interest of child health;
  • Develop and implement public affairs plans for College projects and initiatives, working with staff across the organisation;
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with RCPCH members and external organisations to build the profile of the College amongst key decision makers in Westminster and other stakeholders;
  • Work closely with policy team to maximise reach and influence on our advocacy work.



  • Current knowledge of children’s health issues, external and political environment and the influences/work of the College;
  • Knowledge of the way government and Civil Service works, not only in relation to the UK Parliament but also the devolved nations;
  • Ability to understand policy and research material and to collate and interpret a broad range of information.


  • Experience in a similar public affairs, parliamentary or campaigns role;
  • Instructing others in the use of online systems and/or software applications (e.g. bulk email systems);
  • Experience of developing a successful public affairs and/or campaigns strategy;
  • Experience of working in a public affairs or campaigns environment;
  • Experience of developing success relationships with key external contacts.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 9:00am on Monday 29th April 2019