Public Affairs Officer

EasyWeb NFP
£26,000 - £30,000 per annum depending on experience
04 Aug 2017
18 Aug 2017
Candidate Services
Full Time
Contract Type
Public Affairs Officer 

Their vision. They want to create a society free from problem debt. 

They won’t achieve it on their own, but by raising awareness of the issues surrounding debt in the UK and building on the vital work that they have done over the last 20 years, they will help to overcome the massive problems that debt presents in the 21st century. 
Position: Public Affairs Officer 
Location: Glasgow city centre 
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm 
Salary: £26,000 - £30,000 per annum depending on experience 

Closing Date: 18th August 2017 
Interviews for this post will take place on the: 4th and 5th September 2017. 

About the role: 

The role of Public Affairs Officer will support the work of the charity by monitoring and influencing policy and political development in the Scottish Government and its likely impact on the charity’s work, as well as the interests of its clients and creditors. 

Within the role, you’ll be supporting the delivery of the charity's media and public affairs strategy by working in its busy press office and generating coverage to increase awareness of the charity among target audiences. 


- Keeping abreast of key developments in law and policy on the provision of consumer credit, consumer protection and debt advice in Scotland 
- Provide expert analysis and briefings on the implications of such developments 
- Act as a point of contact for inbound media requests and to draft Scottish press releases 
- Keep colleagues in the media team apprised of political events 
- Manage and develop stakeholder databases, co-ordinate mailings, invitations and other external communications 
- Setting up appointments for their chairman, CEO and other senior personnel within the charity 

About you: 

To be successful in the position, you’ll have proven experience of journalism, PR or communications work that will enable you to develop strong media relations and effectively promote issues important to service users and to the media. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to build and maintain effective relationships among the key media. Proven written skills, with the ability to produce high quality creative, effective and accurate written materials and PR information and an interest in current affairs and money matters. 

You may have experience of the following: Public Affairs Officer, Policy Officer, Public Affairs Executive, Policy, Public Affairs, PA Officer, PA Executive, etc. 

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.