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Reference: 69692

Date Added: 1 February 2019
Closing Date: 3 March 2019

Job Title: Policy and Public Affairs Assistant

Working For: The Haemophilia Society

Location: London

Salary: £21,000

Job Details

Working closely with the Head of Policy and Programmes, you will support the delivery of lobbying, awareness and engagement projects aimed at politicians, civil servants, health professionals and our members.

You will work with colleagues to research, draft, produce and deliver policy briefings and more in depth reports in relevant policy areas. This work will be directly related to campaigning objectives.

The role will also involve working with members to understand their needs and challenges. We seek to ensure all our campaigning is member-led and focussed on outcomes that will improve their lives. The role will include updating members on political developments of relevance.

You will also assist in providing secretariat support to the APPG on Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood.

Person Specification

  • A proven interest in UK public affairs.
  • An understanding of challenges in health and disability and work policy.
  • A strong desire to develop skills and grow knowledge.
  • Confident and professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong IT skills including use of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience of using Wordpress and maintaining a website would be useful
  • Good time management skills and the ability to manage workload
  • Understanding of equal opportunities, access and inclusion and the ability to incorporate these into all aspects of work.

We particularly welcome applications from people with a bleeding disorder or with another long term condition or disability.

Closing Date: 3 March 2019

Interview/Start Dates

We will consider applicants as they apply and may invite people to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. Interviews will take place starting in mid February.

Application Details

Please apply by sending a CV and a short covering letter to Jeff@haemophilia.org.uk explaining why you are interested in the role and what you would bring to The Haemophilia Society.

The role will be a fixed term contract of six months to one year as funding for this role is contigent on recieving project funding for this work.

Website: https://haemophilia.org.uk/

Additional Notes