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Reference: 80750

Date Added: 14 October 2021
Closing Date: 4 November 2021

Job Title: Public Affairs Manager

Working For: Headway - the brain injury association

Location: London, Nottingham or optional hybrid working

Salary: c.£38,000 depending on experience

Length of Contract: 12 month fixed-term contract

Job Details

Headway is the leading UK-wide charity working to improve life after brain injury through the provision of information, support and services to survivors, their families and carers.

We have an exciting opportunity for a public affairs specialist to join us on a 12-month fixed-term contract to cover maternity leave.

You will be responsible for leading the charity’s political engagement campaigns to improve the lives of people affected by brain injury in the UK, while developing and managing relationships with MPs and other key stakeholders.

We’re seeking a strategic thinker with an excellent understanding of politics who can help us to raise the profile of Headway among politicians and civil servants working in the fields of health, social care and welfare.

Educated to degree level, you will have experience of working in government relations or in a lobbying role. You will also have strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen and empathise, and the confidence to persuade and influence.

If you would like to use your political skills to improve services for people affected by brain injury, we’d like to hear from you.

During the pandemic our staff have been working from home with excellent results. However, we recognise the value of working collaboratively in teams to promote creativity and achieve our objectives. Consequently, we will adopt a pragmatic and flexible approach and we are prepared to discuss hybrid working arrangements.

Closing Date: 4 November 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews scheduled for w/c 15 November 2021.

Application Details

If you are interested in applying for this position, please follow this link to our website: https://www.headway.org.uk/about-headway/vacancies/public-affairs-manager-maternity-cover/

There you will find details of the job description, person specification and the application form.

Website: https://www.headway.org.uk/

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