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Reference: 70642

Date Added: 10 April 2019
Closing Date: 28 April 2019

Job Title: Research & Public Affairs Officer

Working For: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

Location: London

Salary: £30,000 per annum

Job Details

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home are looking for a Research and Public Affairs Officer to provide research support, policy evaluation and political engagement across the charity, ensuring accuracy and insight in our campaigning and Public Affairs at a critical time for animal welfare.

About us

Battersea is here for every dog and cat and has been since 1860. We are a leading animal welfare charity and over the last 150 years we’ve grown from one home in London to three rescuing and rehoming centres across the South East. With c500 staff and 1000 volunteers, we have cared for over three million vulnerable animals We also campaign tirelessly to make things better for dogs and cats; sharing our expertise and educating the public and policymakers about responsible pet ownership. Join us and make a difference for every dog and cat.

Our Communications Team

Battersea’s Communications and External Affairs department leads on managing and enhancing Battersea's reputation on a national and international scale. Our work involves everything from media relations, to engaging hard-to-reach communities, and influencing the Government and key decision makers to change the law and improve animal welfare. We also manage internal communications, ensuring that staff and volunteers are informed and engaged in the work of our organisation. Though our award-winning campaigning, we use our influence to affect change for dogs and cats within and beyond our gates.

What we can offer you

Our dedicated people mean that we can be here for every dog and cat. Whether you are sharing an office with our dogs or directly caring for our cats, our animals show their appreciation every day. There is no better reward than seeing the difference you make to the lives of our dogs and cats first-hand; although we also provide a wide range of employee benefits, including:

28 days of annual leave (plus 8 days paid public holidays) per year

Generous pension contributions – up to 10% employer contribution

Free healthcare cash plan, where you can claim for a range of treatment including dental (£120), optical (£120), physiotherapy, chiropody and acupuncture (£300) every year

Annual interest-free season ticket loans

Discounted gym memberships and cycle to work schemes

Life insurance

Closing Date: 28 April 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interview Date: Wednesday 8th May 2019

Application Details

For full details, including our job applicant privacy notice, please download our recruitment pack which can be found on our website. Applicants can apply via our online application portal: https://selfservice.battersea.org.uk

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

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