Regional External Relations Officer (Home Based) - MS Charity

Home-Based (Greater Manchester, Lancashire, South Cumbria region)
£30,829 - £35,060 pa, plus excellent benefits
17 Oct 2016
01 Nov 2016
Full Time
Contract Type

As Regional External Relations Officer you will have a key role in mobilising the MS community within a defined region. You'll help senior professionals and other influential people make a powerful case for change in the treatment, care and support of people with MS.

You will also work with colleagues across the Policy and External Relations Team at a UK, national and local level to develop and grow intelligence around local practice. You'll support the development and growth of pockets of excellence in MS treatment, care and support within each region and nation.

Position: Regional External Relations Officer
Reference: CFRERO093
Location: Home-Based (Greater Manchester, Lancashire, South Cumbria region)
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: £30,829 - £35,060 pa, plus excellent benefits

Our client puts people living with MS at the centre of everything they do, and it’s this commitment that unites them across the UK. Their vision is a world free from the effects of MS. Their ultimate goal is to find a cure, but until then, they will do all that they can to enable people with MS to live life, knowing that they do not have to face MS alone.

With their new five-year organisational strategy it’s an exciting time to join them. The strategy is based on what people living with MS have told them is important to them, and it gives them a clear and determined focus. The charity has big aspirations and they need to attract brilliant new people to help them achieve their ambitious goals.

Crucially you will play a pivotal role in supporting national campaigns on issues, from access to medicines to awareness raising. You'll help to shape campaigns and promote their calls to action among the MS community to advocate for change.   

The role will involve working closely with a wide range of external stakeholders most relevant to their programme activities. This will include relevant professionals, such as consultant neurologists, charities with an interest in MS, neurology and associated issues and also key local decision makers such as commissioners.

As the key point of contact within your region you must be also be able to use your skills to work develop an effective network of MS champions, empowering local volunteers to be effective advocates for change.

As a Regional External Relations Officer, you’ll be armed with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to influence a wide range of stakeholders. You will have substantial experience in an external facing role and a proven track record in working collaboratively with other organisations and in negotiating through influential relationships to secure change.

You will have a good understanding of the decision making structures and political context surrounding health and social care, especially at local level.

You will also have the ability to work independently but part of a larger ‘virtual’ team. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a supportive and friendly team at an exciting time in the development of the charity.

As these roles cover large geographical areas you will need to hold a full driving licence and have access to a car.

Our client offers 27 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays) a 35 hour working week, travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.

Closing date: 1 November 2016 at 8am
Interview date: 16 November 2016


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Our client is committed to promoting diversity.

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