Epilepsy Society has a growing level of engagement with government, locally elected politicians, professional organisations, patient stakeholder groups and other charities in the sector on a range of issues which affect people with epilepsy.
This role will play a pivotal part in the wider objective of Epilepsy Society in growing advocacy and campaigns work in the UK.
The postholder will develop an effective programme of policy and public affairs work across the UK to have maximum impact for people with epilepsy and to raise the public profile of epilepsy.
You will work with the Director FMEA and other team members to support and deliver a Communications and Influencing Strategy for the charity.
We seek a highly motivated individual to work with the CEO, Management Team and colleagues from across the organisation to achieve realistic but challenging targets.
You will be able to work independently and collaboratively and have the ability to influence and inspire people at all levels (industry, government, agencies, politicians, patient groups, charities, our beneficiaries and our staff and volunteers).
We seek someone with a degree or relevant experience in political or public affairs, experience of influencing, organising campaigns and major events and negotiating at a senior level. You will be required to have a detailed level of understanding of government politics and the charity sector and an empathy to the cause.