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We are looking for a public affairs professional to join our fast-paced, supportive and hard-working team at the NHS Confederation and help to place the views of health leaders at the forefront of Government and national policy making.

As a Senior External Affairs Officer, you will be responsible for delivering and supporting a range of activities, including:

  • helping us maintain strong links with officials across Whitehall, arm’s length bodies, and other representative bodies;
  • acting as a key liaison point for our engagement with MPs and Lords;
  • drafting official correspondence and supporting briefings for our senior leaders ahead of important external engagements;
  • overseeing our contributions to parliamentary inquiries and consultations;
  • playing a key role in our external monitoring and horizon scanning.

About you

We would love to hear from you if you:

  • have proven experience as a public affairs professional;
  • have a genuine interest in both politics and healthcare policy;
  • are an excellent communicator and great at building relationships;
  • are organised and able to bring fresh ideas and professionalism to the team.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to advance their career in public affairs, stakeholder engagement and broader communications, including media relations, and who wants to build their contact base and contribute to improving the NHS and the experiences of its workforce.

About us

The NHS Confederation is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for our staff. A place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of inclusive employment policies including family friendly policies and flexible working and we have range of channels to support staff from different backgrounds including our staff networks and a staff forum.

The NHS Confederation is committed to being a flexible employer. We understand the value and benefit to our employees being able to work flexibly and our agile working principles are designed to empower our people to work with optimal flexibility and minimal constraints to support a work life balance and take care of employee health and wellbeing.

You will receive an excellent benefits package, including 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice schemes and travel season ticket loans. 

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Closing date

The closing date for applications for this post is 11:59pm on Monday 13th December 2021