External Affairs Officer

Blue Octopus Team
YO30 6WP, York
£25,116 (plus £5,000 if London based)
29 Oct 2019
26 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for an External Affairs Officer to join our New & Planning team.

You will act as a first point of contact for journalists and external stakeholders in line with JRF’s mission, brand and values.

The role will hugely contribute to the smooth running of JRF’s internal processes for forward planning ensuring that all teams are equipped with the relevant knowledge and information.

The ideal candidate will be an ‘organisation lookout’ to build and nurture relationships with influencers, politicians and policy makers.  Media, forward planning, content delivery and campaigns are all areas in which the role will heavily focus on.

About you

Our ideal candidate will be experienced in working in a communications environment, with an interest and working knowledge of current affairs, news agenda and public affairs.

You will be a digital and social media enthusiast who embraces the possibilities that digital communications provide for social change.

High standards of accuracy and attention to detail are essential, along with a confident team player who can work effectively with colleagues and external stakeholders including those with livery experience of poverty.

Millions of people are locked in poverty in the UK, we don’t believe that’s right. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to solve it. JRF’s new strategy is to work alongside others to build public and political will for change and demand for solutions.

About us

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is a social change organisation with a 100-year history. We are built on trust, show we care, and exist to make a difference.

We work with others to put forward sector-leading research, evidence, solutions and stories to the UK’s influencers and decision-makers.

We believe that a prosperous poverty-free UK is within reach - we just need more people to believe it too.

To make our vision a reality we need talent, ideas, skills and passion, plus we need to change some of what we do and how we do it. So, we’re embarking on a significant period of change - change that will see us become an outcomes-focused organisation that embraces new ways of working and modern practices.

If you share our passion, then we need to hear from you.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 17 November 2019

Full-time, 35 hours per week

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

At JRF/JRHT we believe in being inclusive and giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, social economic background etc.

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.