Public Affairs and Policy Manager
We are looking for a confident and experienced Public Affairs and Policy Manager to develop and deliver an impactful programme of policy, public affairs and advocacy to benefit both our beneficiaries and the member community.
The charity has been working with schools for many years and is dedicated to improving life chances of every child and young person by promoting nurture across the whole education system and beyond.
Position: Public Affairs and Policy Manager
Location: Flexible as homeworking supported - office working available in London and Glasgow if required
Salary: £30,900 - £36,000 dependent on experience
Duration: 12 months Fixed Term Contract (becoming permanent if funding allows)
Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays and 5% Employer pension contribution
About the role:
The Public Affairs and Policy Manager will work with the charity to build their profile in the media and policy world to support them in achieving their goal of the UK governments adopting nurture for all children. The focus will be to identify and secure opportunities to promote the charity’s profile, policy position and campaigns with policymakers.
The charity has been working with schools for many years, to improve the social, emotional, mental health and wellbeing of children and young people by removing barriers to learning by promoting nurture in education. There is a great deal of untapped potential for a proactive influencer to really help to define a strong and powerful policy position and to drive forwards the nurture approach among key stakeholders.
Working alongside the Head of Marketing Communications the post-holder will be responsible for establishing the vision and strategic direction of the charity’s Policy and Public Affairs work.
Key responsibilities will include:
- Producing concise, clear, well-structured policy positions
- Responding to and advocating for policy developments that will further the charity’s goals
- Building relationships with civil servants, MPs, MPSs and leaders and colleagues across the education and third sector
- Establishing the charity as a thought-leader and trusted voice within the nurture and social, emotional, mental health (SEMH) agenda, specifically in relation to children and young people’s education and wellbeing
- Collaborate with teams across the organisation to inform and support communications, campaigns and influencing
As Public Affairs and Policy Manager you will have experience working in a Policy and Public affairs position. You will also have experience in all or most of the following areas:
- Significant experience in designing, delivering and managing ambitious social change campaigns at a national level
- A strong track record of successful delivery of public affairs and communications
- Experienced at developing and managing high quality relationships with key stakeholders
- Experience of talking to the media and briefing senior colleagues ahead of media engagements
- Experience of research projects to inform policy, campaigns and communication
- Considerable knowledge of effective communications channels to different target audiences in multi-media formats
- Excellent understanding of developing campaigns, including digital and online campaigning
- Excellent understanding of gaining and using data and evidence to guide activity and outputs
- Knowledge of equality, diversity, rights of the child and education policies, legislation and practice
- Knowledge across key social policy areas; specifically social, emotional, mental health and education
Other roles you may have experience of could include: Public Affairs Officer, Senior Policy Officer, Policy and Public Affairs, Public Affairs Adviser, Head of Public Affairs and Campaigns, PR & Public Affairs, Public Affairs Manager, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Senior Public Policy Manager, Senior PR Officer, Press Officer, Senior Media Officer, PR Manager, etc.