The MND Association have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Public Affairs Adviser to join our Policy & Campaigns Team working at our London office in Old Street, N1.
About the role
This role will help deliver the MND Association's programme of public affairs activity and identify key priorities, and opportunities to influence party political debates, legislation and select committees in relation to our work. You will ensure we achieve the Association's strategic objective of ensuring everyone affected by MND can access the care and support they need and provide support to local campaigning and influencing.
What are we looking for?
- have a thorough understanding of parliamentary processes and procedures and experience of working with Parliamentarians in Westminster and/or in Parliament;
- have experience of working in public affairs, within a voluntary organisation;
- the ability to support volunteers in public affairs activities;
- have excellent communication skills, with the ability to build relationships and networks at all levels from senior politicians to local volunteers;
- be a successful team player;
- have experience of planning and organising events;
- have strong digital and database management skills;
- be experienced in using social media for public affairs purposes.
This role will involve occasional evening and weekend work and the ability to travel to external meetings and events as required.
The MND Association is going through some exciting changes - embracing agile working, introducing new technology and, in early 2020, moving to a new, flexible office space.
These changes, together with a high level of trust and performance driven culture, will give staff the freedom and flexibility to work in the best way for them, the Association and, most importantly, people with MND.
The MND Association was founded in 1979. Our mission is to improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers. We also fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments and brings us closer to a cure for MND. The Association also campaigns and raises awareness so the needs of people with MND, and everyone who cares for them, are recognised and addressed by wider society.