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Established in January 2002, PubAffairs is the premier network and leading resource for the public affairs, government relations, policy and communications industry.

The PubAffairs network numbers over 4,000 members and is free to join. PubAffairs operates a general e-Newsletter, as well as a number of other specific group e-Newsletters which are also available to join by completing our registration form.

The PubAffairs e-Newsletters are used to keep members informed about upcoming PubAffairs events and networking opportunities, job vacancies, public affairs news, training courses, stakeholder events, publications, discount offers and other pieces of useful information related to the public affairs and communications industry.

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About Our Client

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Job Description

Key Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build relationships with key opinion-formers, officials and decision makers across the UK political landscape;
  • Proactively identify and drive forward key policy issues affecting our members in the healthcare sector with policy makers;
  • Represent the views of members in external meetings and forums with the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England/Improvement and other public procurement bodies;
  • Research and prepare position papers, consultation responses, briefings, correspondence and amendments on key legislation and policy initiatives as required;
  • Work closely with colleagues across the organisation to ensure that all campaign messaging is underpinned by well-researched and accurate information and analysis;
  • Work with marketing and membership team to ensure that campaign messages and policy developments are communicated effectively;
  • Work with the media manager to translate complex policy and regulatory issues into straight-forward press lines;
  • Engage with members on policy issues to raise awareness of government policy developments and gain insight to inform policy positions;
  • Contribute to articles for external publications and write blogs.

The Successful Applicant

Essential:

  • Sound knowledge of the workings of government, parliament and the policy making process;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build and maintain positive and productive relationships with parliamentarians, decision makers and member businesses;
  • Policy experience with the ability to both analyse and translate complex policy for different audiences;
  • Developed research and analytical skills and the ability to draft high quality briefings, parliamentary questions, letters and amendments as required.

Desirable:

  • Experience in employment and labour market policies;
  • Understanding of Health and Social Care policy.

To Apply

Please apply by way of CV to Sarah Smith by clicking on the Apply button below. When applying please quote the reference ‘168/21/PubAffairs’.

Processes are ongoing, and appointments will be made as soon as suitable candidates are identified and interviewed. You are encouraged to get in touch ASAP.

Your application will be reviewed by Michael Page. Please be aware we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview.

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 Tuesday 4th May 2021