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Reference: 73008

Date Added: 8 October 2019
Closing Date: 27 October 2019

Job Title: Public Affairs Officer

Working For: Shelter

Location: London

Salary: £33,731.84 per annum plus excellent benefits inc. 30 days holiday and flexible working

Job Details

We’re looking for a politically engaged individual with experience of working in parliament, public affairs or a related political field, to join us as Public Affairs Officer and develop and implement impactful public affairs strategies to shape opinion and win change.

As a Public Affairs Officer, you’ll work on a range of impactful public affairs strategies with other Shelter teams and make sure all campaigns are built on sound theories of change informed by an understanding of what makes decision makers act. We’ll also rely on you to produce high quality briefings, publications and other materials and help develop and deliver approaches to communicating with specific public affairs audiences via the most appropriate channels. Playing your part in stakeholder management by helping to identify key public affairs stakeholders, both nationally and locally, and develop and maintaining effective relationships with them, will be important too. And, when it comes to advising and supporting senior colleagues in their political relationships with ministers and senior advisers, again, we’ll count on you to deliver.

As well as a keen appreciation of what motivates decision makers to act, you have a good understanding of how the political and policy making system operates and the confidence to represent us externally. You also have experience of developing political insights to inform effective influencing strategies and a track record of planning and delivering successful and innovative projects. Excellent all round communication skills are a must have too, including a proven ability to translate complex ideas into compelling messages for political audiences and effectively make a case, both in writing and in person. Strategic in approach, with an innate ability to see the bigger picture and focus on the end goal, you can also bring a flair for integrating public affairs with policy, media, public focused campaigns and services activities.

We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

Closing Date: 27 October 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website via the link below: 


Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.

Please note, our website will be down from 18th October at 5pm until 23rd October at 5pm. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. Please ensure you complete your application form before this date as you will not be able to access your application form or start an application during this time.

Website: https://england.shelter.org.uk/

Additional Notes

9th October 2019 - The Application Details have been updated.