Date Added: 13 February 2018
: 19 February 2018
Job Title: Public Affairs Officer
Working For: British Red Cross
Salary: £25000 - 30000 per annum DOE
Location: Moorfields, London
Contract type: 12 months FTC
Hours per week: 35
We have an exciting new opportunity for a Public Affairs Officer to work within the policy, research and advocacy department, focused on effective advocacy at Westminster and Whitehall.
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We mobilise human kindness to support people at the most vulnerable moments of their lives.
About the role
The Public Affairs Officer will directly advise the public affairs manager to provide effective outreach to Westminster (MPs and Peers) and other political audiences such as councillors and metro mayors to help influence policy and practice change in order to improve the lives of those who are vulnerable and in crisis.
You will work with policy and public affairs colleagues in the devolved nations as part of a well joined up, UK-wide public affairs team and help develop and lead on the delivery of the public affairs / influencing strategies for priority policy areas of relevance to the British Red Cross.
About the person
Ideally educated to a degree level or equivalent by experience in public/social policy, research, politics or similar, candidates should have:
Experience of working in advocacy or public affairs teams.
Experience of working with politicians either directly or indirectly.
The ability to translate sometimes complex policy ideas into a persuasive format for a public or political audience.
The ability to work diplomatically and professionally when managing our relationships with officials, elected representatives and other organisations.
Good technical knowledge of the workings of the UK Parliament and Government.
Knowledge, experience and/or demonstrable interest in public affairs and public policy development (e.g. politics, government affairs and/or parliamentary engagement) relevant to the UK work of the British Red Cross.
Closing Date: 19 February 2018
Please use the following link to apply: http://bit.ly/2H3FSrm