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We are the National Housing Federation (NHF), a not-for profit organisation with a social purpose who act as the voice of housing associations in England.

We aim to shape national policy on the social housing sector, creating an environment where housing associations can fulfil their social purpose and offer solutions to those unable to access traditional home ownership.

As the trade body for over 600 housing associations, we have helped to provide 2.6 million homes for over six million people.

Due to an internal promotion, we are now looking for a Public Affairs Officer to join our Public Affairs Team on a permanent, full-time basis.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £35,850 per annum;
  • 27 days' annual leave plus statutory holidays and three closures days over the Christmas period;
  • Flexible working for all staff including working from home, hybrid working and flexi-time / TOIL scheme;
  • Attractive family friendly policies;
  • Private healthcare cover;
  • Season ticket loans;
  • Employee awards;
  • Training and development opportunities.

If you have experience of building strong relationships with high-calibre political individuals and the proven ability to deliver effective public affairs strategies, this is an outstanding opportunity to join our influential organisation.

We need your expertise to influence key decision makers, enhance our impact and ensure that we can continue to support local communities and promote affordable home ownership for those who need it most.

In return, we’ll provide an outstanding array of benefits and perks, as well as the chance to undertake further training to advance your skillset and professional development activities to ensure you maximise your potential.

So, if you want to step into an exciting role working at the forefront social policy for an organisation with influence at the highest levels, read on and apply today.

The Role

As a Public Affairs Officer, you will develop public affairs strategies that achieve meaningful and impactful results for our members.

Independently managing your key policy areas, you’ll play a pivotal role in ensuring housing issues maintain their political importance and promote housing associations as the beneficial solution to the housing crisis.

You’ll develop positive relationships with politicians and civil servants, leading impactful public affairs strategies to influence political parties on topics which affect our members.

Collaborating with colleagues across the organisation, you’ll provide expert advice on a range of policy issues, keeping up to date with key political developments to ensure we remain abreast of key issues.

About You

To be considered as a Public Affairs Officer, you will need:

  • Experience of building and maintaining strong relationships with parliamentarians and other civil servants;
  • The proven ability to develop and implement effective public affairs strategies;
  • A good understanding of the political environment and climate in the UK;
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

To Apply

So, if you want to take the next step in your career as a Public Affairs Officer, please click on the Apply button below for more information and to download the Role Profile document. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Webrecruit and National Housing Federation are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 7th June 2023.

Interviews will begin week commencing 19 June 2023.

Other organisations may call this role Policy & Public Affairs Officer, Policy Officer, External Affairs Officer, Communications & Public Affairs Officer, External Affairs and Policy Officer, or Policy Strategy and Public Affairs Officer.

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 Wednesday 7th June 2023