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Reference: 80223

Date Added: 11 September 2021
Closing Date: 20 September 2021

Job Title: Senior Public Affairs and Policy Manager

Working For: Charities Aid Foundation

Location: London

Salary: Up to £50,000

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

The Organisation:

Are you interested in helping us grow philanthropic giving to support charities in the UK and around the world? This is an exciting moment for the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) as they embark on a new strategy with a clear goal to accelerate social progress globally. To get there, they need to ensure that the political, regulatory and wider public policy climate is aligned with our mission.

The Opportunity:

CAF is looking for an experienced public affairs and policy expert to lead our engagement in Westminster and the devolved nations with a mission to unlock funding for the charities that we exist to support.

Main responsibilities:

  • Influencing senior policy & decision makers in Westminster and the devolved nations to ensure an appropriate legislative and policy landscape exists for CAF’s objectives on behalf of the charity sector to be realised
  • Build a strategic network of meaningful partnerships, for example with think‐tanks, umbrella organisations and public and private sector bodies which extend CAF’s capacity and influence
  • Monitor changes in policy, legislation and the wider external environment, identify opportunities and provide insight and advice to internal audiences in order to inform strategies and operational decisions
  • Represent CAF as required in print and broadcast media and on panels and other public-facing opportunities
  • Oversee all output from the public affairs and policy team, including reports, blog posts, social media content and CAF’s Giving Thought podcast to ensure high-quality content reflects CAF as a leading voice in the sector

Key Skills Required:

  • Demonstrable experience of leading a specialist public affairs team
  • An excellent understanding of UK political systems and proven experience of stakeholder engagement
  • An solid understanding of policy development processes
  • Proven experience of working with Senior Leadership Teams.

The Charities Aid Foundation has partnered exclusively with Ellwood Atfield for this role. 

Closing Date: 20 September 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

To apply for this role please submit a CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the key skills required for the role to:


Website: https://www.cafonline.org/

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