Public Affairs Manager
Are you a skilled and creative public affairs professional whose experience can benefit tens of thousands of families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people?
Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people – providing over 88,000 grants and services worth over £33 million last year.
As Public Affairs Manager, you will be responsible for working with the Director of Development and Engagement to develop, manage and implement our public affairs strategy. This is an exciting time to join Family Fund and you will play a key role in maximising our influence and impact across the UK, providing expertise in political and stakeholder influencing and engagement. You will lead on public affairs related stakeholder management to develop strong and effective external relationships, and identify opportunities to develop innovative ways of reaching a range of audiences.
You will also commission research and work with colleagues across the organisation to maximise the use of our data and ensure the views and experiences of families inform and shape our campaigns and public affairs activities.
The successful candidate will have experience in managing public affairs and influencing activity and will have gained a sound understanding of government and parliamentary processes and public policy in a similar role. You will have a proven track record of networking, building and maintaining relationships and influencing key opinion-formers and decision makers.
You will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and be capable of drafting clear and concise briefings, reports and other written materials. You’re a team player who is adaptable, resilient and can work under pressure. You will also have strong analytical and decision making skills.
This post is based in York with travel across the UK.
If this describes you and your career aspirations, please click the APPLY button to submit a persuasive covering letter and CV.
For more information on the role, please visit www.familyfund.org.uk/jobs.
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Andy Harper, Director of Development and Engagement on 01904 571018.
Closing date for applications is 7 June 2018.
Family Fund is positive about disabled people and so all disabled applicants who demonstrate that they meet the minimum requirements for the role will be asked to attend interview.