Public Affairs Manager

King's Cross, London
£31,773 - £33,441 per annum (Inc. London Allowance)
07 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

We are currently recruiting for a Public Affairs Manager to work as part of the Sense Public Policy Team.

Title: Public Affairs Manager
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Hours: 37.5 hours per week (full time)
Location: Kings Cross, London
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £31,773 - £33,441 per annum (Inc. London Allowance)
Sense salary points: 36 - 38

About the role 
The Public Affairs Manager will promote the interests of people with complex communication needs, to ensure they are represented at the highest levels. This opportunity is to work 37.5 hours per week at our Head Office in Kings Cross, London.

The successful candidate will devise and implement public affairs strategies, and support campaigns that deliver Sense’s objectives. To achieve this you will build and maintain positive working relationships with opinion formers and decision makers from across the political spectrum.

About us 
Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, those with sensory impairments and those with complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

About you 
We would like to hear from you if you have the ability to research, plan and organise effective strategies to engage and inform parliamentarians about key public policy issues.

A key part of the role will be building relationships with a wide range of parliamentarians and working in partnership to effect change.  Therefore, a demonstrable track record of influencing national organisations and evidence of building positive relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders is essential.

We are looking for someone who has creative ideas about how to get messages across to key decision makers and has the passion and commitment to delivering positive change in the lives of deafblind people. The successful candidate should be a highly proactive and motivated person, who is able to work independently and collaborate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Closing date: Wednesday 30 August 2017
Interview date: Friday 8 September 2017
To start: To be discussed at interview


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply Now' button. You will be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and complete the application form.

We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (available on our website) before applying. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further details can be found on our website.

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.

No agencies please.

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