Date Added: 6 April 2021
: 23 April 2021
Job Title: Policy, Public Affairs & Campaigns Officer
Working For: The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
Salary: £28,988.09 - £35,199.82
Length of Contract: Permanent
This is a fantastic opportunity to join the charity Guide Dogs as a Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer.
We campaign to break down barriers and end discrimination against people with sight loss. Our consistent campaigning has led to a shift in Government thinking and policy on a number of key issues, and we are consistently rated as a top influencing charity by MPs.
Ordinarily the team is based at our central London office however, we are keen to hear from applicants who may want to discuss alternative working arrangements (some travel to London will be expected on a regular basis).
Our Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns Officers help people with sight loss to live the life they choose by helping to shape evidence-based policy positions and implement campaigns that align with the Guide Dogs strategy. Through our public affairs activity we engage with key political stakeholders and audiences to secure change and impact.
In this role you will have the opportunity shape and develop evidenced-based policy positions, lobby key politicians and officials; draft consultation responses and policy briefings; monitor and respond to parliamentary activity; support the development and implementation of the public affairs strategy; shape campaign plans and mobilise the public and our campaigns supporters and volunteers.
You will have the opportunity to work flexibly across the full span of policy, public affairs and campaigns activities Guide Dogs leads on, working with people across the UK.
This role is 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year. As a charity, we’re always keen to support flexible working as best we can. We offer a generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.
Closing Date: 23 April 2021
How to apply
Applications need to be made using the online application form, accessed using the ‘apply’ button via https://guidedogs-career.talent-soft.com/job/job-policy-public-affairs-campaigns-officer_103.aspx.