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Reference: 68108

Date Added: 9 October 2018
Closing Date: 25 October 2018

Job Title: Senior Public Affairs Officer +REMOVED+

Working For: The Children's Society

Location: London

Salary: £34, 220 with annual progression to £37, 857

Job Details

Permanent. 35 hours per week. Edward Rudolf House, London.

The Children’s Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 130 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help.

This role sits within our External Affairs Directorate which works to bring about positive change for children and young people facing multiple disadvantage. The successful candidate will play a key role in building and managing relationships with a range of political stakeholders in and around local and regional government to achieve change based on our policy and research work.

We are currently looking for a dynamic, collaborative and experienced professional to join our ambitious and impact-driven Public Affairs team.

The successful candidate will take a leading role in our well respected local and regional Public Affairs activities, although there will be regular opportunities to work on national influencing activities. A key part of this role will be your ability to build strong working relationships with a diverse range of political stakeholders, distil complex information into easy-to-read briefings, keep abreast of political developments, seek out opportunities for young people to engage with politicians, and build upon The Children's Society's high profile within local and regional government.

KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

In order to be successful in this role, you must have:

Substantial experience and a track record of delivering effective influencing and stakeholder engagement programmes Demonstrable knowledge and experience of local governmentSignificant experience of engaging with politicians, particularly in local government.Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to build positive working relationships.

INFO ABOUT THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY

The Children’s Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make children’s lives happier and safer.

Every day we’re changing the lives of children in this country for the better – and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more.

Closing Date: 25 October 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 29th October 2018.

Application Details

PLease click on the link below to apply for this job role: https://careers.childrenssociety.org.uk/recruitment/vacancy/3251/description

Website: https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/

Additional Notes

REMOVED- This role is no longer avaliable.