Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer

The Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)
16 Jul 2021
13 Aug 2021
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Full Time
Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer
We're looking for a skilled, enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Policy and Influencing team as the Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer in Wales.
Position: Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer
Location: Homebased, Wales
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: circa GBP29,500 per annum
Contract: Contract: Permanent
Benefits: 25 days' annual leave plus bank holidays (this will increase with service up to 30 days, full time equivalent) cashback and discount scheme, employee assistance programme, learning and development, pension scheme, Life Assurance, Eye Care vouchers, Long Service Award, Tax-free childcare, Health Cash Plan, Working Pattern Agreement, flexible working opportunities available.
Closing Date: 15 August 2021
Interview Date: Week commencing 23 August 2021
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic interviews may be held via video conferencing. Please let us know if this will present any challenges when you email your application
The Role
Reporting to the Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager, and working very closely with the nation-specific Policy & Influencing Lead, you will deliver the organisation's integrated public affairs and campaigning activity for Wales. You will plan, develop and deliver effective and strategic influencing activity to help achieve the team objectives on key issues impacting people affected by stroke.
Key responsibilities will include:
* Delivering public affairs activity and stakeholder engagement to support the organisation's influencing priorities
* Tracking and logging stakeholder contact and take primary responsibility for the management of political stakeholders
* Providing political monitoring and horizon scanning
* Planning and implementing campaigns and advocacy activity - both online and offline - that help to secure long-term improvements for those affected by stroke
* Attending, and supporting others to attend, meetings and events representing the organisation, including developing high-quality briefings
* Spending a significant proportion of their time supporting UK-wide public affairs and campaigns activity too
About You
The Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer will have experience/background in:
* Some experience of national or local level influencing, campaigning and advocacy
* A solid understanding of the Welsh political and health context
* Experience of undertaking policy analysis and horizon-scanning
* And ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience of developing briefings for a range of audiences
To fulfil the role, you must have the right to work in the U.K.
Please submit your CV and a covering letter of no more than two pages demonstrating how you meet the person specification and what you bring to the role in terms of your skills and experience. Please state any preferences for flexible options in your covering letter.
In return???
This is an exciting opportunity to work with stroke survivors and their families to support them following stroke and to raise stroke awareness in the local population. In return the charity offers a host of amazing benefits and flexible working options, with opportunities to progress your career.
About the Organisation
Rebuilding lives after stroke.
Everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it's a team effort to get there. The charity provides specialist support, funds critical research and campaigns to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives. Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join the team.
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