Date Added: 4 February 2020
: 4 March 2020
Job Title: Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer
Working For: The Haemophilia Society
Salary: £18,000 (22.5hrs per week)
The Campaigns and Public Affairs Officer is a new role to help us as a charity to change policy and practice to improve access to treatment and health outcomes among people affected by genetic bleeding disorders and their families. They will do this principally through the delivery of national campaigns and through ensuring that The Haemophilia Society policy positions are effectively communicated to key decision makers in all the devolved nations and at Westminster.
The successful candidate will also support our work in Parliament, including through building relationships with newly elected MPs and providing the Secretariat responsibilities for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on haemophilia and contaminated blood.
The Campaigns and Public Affairs Officer is a new role and will join a fast-paced team at an exciting time.
This role will help deliver and develop our public affairs activity and identify key priorities, and opportunities to influence party political debates, legislation and select committees in relation to our work. You will ensure we achieve the Society’s strategic objectives.
What are we looking for?
•have a thorough understanding of parliamentary processes and procedures and experience of working with Parliamentarians in Westminster and/or in Parliament
•have some experience of working in public affairs, within a voluntary organisation
•have excellent communication skills, with the ability to build relationships and networks at all levels from senior politicians to local volunteers
•be a successful team player
•have experience of planning and organising events
•have strong digital and database management skills
•be experienced in using social media for public affairs purposes
• A warm, compassionate and empathetic personality with the ability to develop positive relationships with people from all backgrounds including members and health professionals.
• Enthusiastic with drive and determination to meet targets.
• Good attention to detail and accuracy in preparing communications.
• Values-driven with a proven commitment to social inclusion and equal opportunities.
Closing Date: 4 March 2020
We will be interviewing on a rolling basis and may appoint before the closing date.
The start date for this role is ASAP.
To apply for this role please email James@haemphilia.org.uk with a copy of your current CV and a covering letter including your experience and why you would be the perfect person for this role.