Position: Senior Public Affairs Officer
Type: Full-time (35 hours per week), permanent
Location: London N4 with flexibility to work some days of week from home (currently home-based up to August 2021)
Salary: £33,885 - £39,276 plus excellent benefits
Salary Band: Band F, Level 1
Department: Campaigns and External Relations
This charity ensures that people living with MS are at the centre of everything they do. And it’s this commitment that unites them across the UK.
Their work is based on the hopes and aspirations of the MS community. Together they campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.
Their people are their greatest asset and the key to their success. They offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.
About this job
With an anticipated start date in September 2021, the charity is looking for a passionate Senior Public Affairs Officer to support the delivery of their innovative and creative public affairs programme to help make positive change for people affected by MS.
Leading on key parliamentary activities, including the management of the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) for MS, you’ll play a key role in influencing politicians and decision makers on key issues affecting people with MS. You’ll have experience of working in an influencing role in parliament/or in a lobbying/parliamentary affairs role.
You’ll have a proven track record of negotiating with, and influencing, high profile individuals within the political and policy making sphere and a detailed knowledge of parliamentary processes and procedures.
You’ll be undertaking research and drafting briefings for senior staff and the Executive Team, including the Chief Executive. You’ll be an excellent communicator and able to produce clear and concise policy briefings, reports, and effective presentations. You’ll have excellent analytical skills including the ability to grasp issues quickly and to proactively analyse and communicate political change.
This is an exciting, challenging opportunity which is ideal for a confident, motivated and ambitious individual.
You’ll be joining the charity at an exciting stage of its development and this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a supportive, dynamic and friendly team.
They offer 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.
The charity is in the midst of an exciting, transformational, period which builds on their great history and will drive them towards achieving their mission and vision as they embark on their new 5 year strategy.
As part of this exciting transformation, they will be moving from their current National Centre based in Cricklewood, London to Finsbury Park, London later this year. They are expecting to be moving into the new office from August 2021.
Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 30 June
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Our client is committed to promoting equality and diversity.
The charity particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities and/or from ethnic minority backgrounds, where they are looking to build stronger and better representation among their staff.
They are a Disability Confident Employer.