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Reference: 76020

Date Added: 22 September 2020
Closing Date: 4 October 2020

Job Title: Senior Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager

Working For: The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Location: Flexible, with semi-regular travel to London

Salary: £44,365 to £46,973 per annum + benefits

Job Details

Flexible, with semi-regular travel to London
£44,365 to £46,973 per annum + benefits
12-month fixed term contract
Full time

This is a fantastic opportunity to join The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association as a Senior Public Affairs and Campaign Manager.

The role
The Senior Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose by being a senior lead in political engagement and campaigns work.

The role will develop strong relationships with key political opinion formers, Ministers, Secretary of States, select committees and relevant decision-makers in Westminster and Whitehall to promote Guide Dogs policy and Campaigns. They will also lead the development and delivery of current and new campaigns.

Who we’re looking for
You will:

  • Have proven experience in Political lobbying at a senior level; producing political briefings, setting up senior political meetings and party-political events management.
  • Have detailed knowledge of the Political framework and institutions across the UK and knowledge of the EU Parliament and the interactions of both.
  • Have detailed knowledge of how legislation is formulated and the process of amending it. The impact of select committees and all party parliamentary working groups.
  • Be able to apply political knowledge and insight to identify and develop strategic campaign interventions to further Guide Dogs agenda.

For the complete list of essential and desirable criteria necessary to being successful in this role please see the Person Specification within the Job Description on our website (please follow the apply link).

This role is 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year. As a charity, we’re always keen to support flexible working as best we can.

We offer a generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.

Closing Date: 4 October 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

Applications can be made using the online application form. You will need to evidence the criteria as set out in the attached job description. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.

For further information and to apply, please follow this link:


Candidates should evidence how they can meet the criteria within the Person Specification part of the Job Description attached to the vacancy (accessed through the application link) via our online application form, which has space for this answer.

All applicants who complete our online application form will hear from us no matter what the outcome of shortlisting. Please keep an eye on your inbox and junk folder for updates on your application.

Website: http://www.guidedogs.org.uk

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