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Reference: 80105

Date Added: 3 September 2021
Closing Date: 4 October 2021

Job Title: Public Affairs Officers - Wales and Scotland

Working For: Dogs Trust

Location: Flexible across Scotland and Flexible across Wales

Salary: Competitive + benefits

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Are you an experienced Public Affairs professional with a passion for dogs? This could be the perfect role for you!

Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK with a nationwide network of rehoming centres and charity shops. Last year, Dogs Trust centres cared for over 9,000 dogs; we never put a healthy dog down.

The Public Affairs team works across Westminster, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the EU, to ensure the health and welfare of dogs is always taken into consideration by policy makers. In addition to our direct political engagement, we chair the Pet Advertising Advisory Group (PAAG) which aims to combat growing concerns regarding the irresponsible advertising of pets for sale, rehoming, and exchange. We also provide the secretariat for the EU Dog & Cat Alliance, through which we engage with EU policy makers.

The Regional Public Affairs Officer is responsible for implementing the Public Affairs programme in their region, to raise awareness of the charity and our policies and positions amongst key opinion formers. This primarily includes Local Government and the Devolved Parliaments/Assemblies.

To be successful in this role you will have experience in public affairs, ideally including at a local government level, and an understanding of the political landscape in the UK. You must be able to travel to meetings and events across the UK as required, often overnight, and be willing to work outside regular business hours. An interest and sympathy for the aims of Dogs Trust is essential and the post holder must be comfortable around dogs.

Please note that we have two roles available one covering Wales and other covering Scotland. 

  • The location of the first role can flexible (within Wales), but you must be able to travel to Cardiff and Bridgend on a regular basis.
  • The location of the other role is can be flexible (within Scotland), but you must be able to travel to Edinburgh and Glasgow on a regular basis.

At Dogs Trust we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to achieve our mission. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, either at application or interview stage, please contact us on jobs@dogstrust.org.uk

Closing Date: 4 October 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Please note that both roles will close on 23:59 on Monday 4th October.

Interview invites will bes sent out after the closing date. 

Application Details

For Public Affairs Officer - Wales role please visit: https://careers.dogstrust.org.uk/vacancies/1663/regional_public_affairs_officer_wales_location_flexible///

For Public Affairs Officer - Scotalnd role please visit: https://careers.dogstrust.org.uk/vacancies/1665/regional_public_affairs_officer_scotland_location_flexible///

Our application process requires you to submit a CV and cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role.

Website: http://https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/

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