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Policy and Public Affairs Manager

Can you help with promoting public and national awareness? Do you come from a background in health charities? Do you have the ability to communicate persuasively to policymakers and social scientist?

I am currently looking for an exceptional policy professional and self-starter to join a unique and independent UK charitable organisation. With significant experience in policy, this role will suit someone who is interested in shaping the company in policy and public life, and in enhancing their work with regards to patient support and campaigning. 

Essential skills: -

  • Substantial experience of achievement in a policy setting- in a policy team, in government, charity, consultancy or another role.
  • Able to communicate persuasively and articulately in speech and in writing to policymakers and social scientists at the most senior levels, as well as to an informed public.
  • A well proven ability to influence and collaborate, forming effective relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to deliver great outcomes.
  • Experience of playing a leading role in a successful charity/business.
  • Thoughtful and active self-starter, able to plan and justify a programme of work, initiate policy contributions and contribute new ideas; and to see agreed plans through to timely completion.
  • Able to analyse information critically, identify gaps, develop lines of thought, and present evidence to advance arguments.
  • An understanding of working in a small team and a willingness to roll up your sleeves and make a difference.
  • Adept at completing, willing to work against tight deadlines when the need arises.
  • Understanding of working in a charity for public benefit and with political impartiality.
  • Willingness to engage using and supporting social media channels and writing effective press releases.

This role will suit candidates who have experience in: Communications Officer / Communications Manager / Policy Manager / Public Affairs and Policy Officer / Public Affairs and Policy Manager