External Affairs Officer

Harris Hill
£23k - 29k per year
Closing date
5 Oct 2020
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An excellent opportunity for a bright, ambitious External Affairs or Public Affairs Officer to join a sophisticated and highly charged role, where you will work for an organisation which works across a variety of community-based projects, including youth employment, homelessness and domestic violence projects.

The role is suited to someone with a common sense approach who can work in a fast-paced environment who is curious about the society we live in and passionate and excited about engaging with political stakeholders. The company offer a supportive, collaborative environment and brilliant opportunities for progression. The organisation is at a time of exciting change too.

The ideal candidate:

You value well written, concise audience-focused content and are willing to spend time and effort on doing the research to really understand an issue or topic and then crafting the right message. You need to be good with tight deadlines and able to work well and confidently with colleagues.

Key responsibilities:

You will be first point of contact to support regional colleagues in engaging with political stakeholders, run events (virtually and in person) for the varied and wide ranging audience to help to shine a light on the learning from our grant holders and support the drafting of correspondence for stakeholders.

  • Support regional funding with MP’s.
  • Host parliamentary events (virtually as well as face to face)
  • Draft correspondence
  • Network internally and externally, putting yourself in the position of customers and acting on the things that matter to people
  • Communicate in an honest and engaging manner, with the ability to Influence and negotiate using good arguments and a range of strategies to convince others

Previous experience and skills:

  • Knowledge of public, current and political affairs.
  • A strong grasp of the political environment, developing issues and themes
  • Experience of event delivery or supporting events.
  • Ability to produce comprehensive and concise written information.

Salary £23,000- £29,000. Generous annual leave and company pension scheme


Flexible working to support staff with their work/life balance.

Based in the Central London office, however you would start off home-based until they are back to normal working conditions.

Closing date for applications is Friday 18th September

Interviews to take place virtually 24th/25th September.

To apply, please e-mail your CV to me Hannah.whittington@harrishill.co.uk ASAP to avoid disappointment.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Harris Hill has been providing the Charity and Not-for-Profit sector with high quality recruitment solutions for over 27 years. In the past year we have worked on more than 3,000 charity vacancies (approximately 2,000 permanent and 1,000 temporary) and are continuing to grow, developing new teams to respond to the strong demand for specialist charity professionals.

Our teams focus on specific functions within charities including Fundraising, Marketing/PR/Digital, Data Management & Business Support, Finance, Human Resources, Temporary and Executive-level roles.

We are committed to delivering a level of excellence to both candidates and clients alike and have an unrivalled reputation for finding talented people their ideal charity jobs within the UK's leading national and international charities and non-profit organisations.

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