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Reference: 81895

Date Added: 29 December 2021
Closing Date: 19 January 2022

Job Title: Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager

Working For: The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Location: London

Salary: £41, 644 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting)

Length of Contract: 12 months fixed-term contract

Job Details

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the charity Guide Dogs as a Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager – Live Actively.

Our award-winning team campaigns 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 one of the top 5 most effective influencing charities by MPs.

The role is responsible for developing strong relationships with key political opinion formers, Ministers, Secretary of States, select committees and relevant decision-makers in Westminster and Whitehall to promote Guide Dogs policy and Campaigns. Working with the Senior Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager in their team, the role holder manages the development and delivery of current and new campaigns. The role will also manage the activities or our campaigners – both e-campaigners and campaigns volunteers to ensure they are taking meaningful actions that further Guide Dogs’ campaigns.

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.

More details about this role, the Organisation and the recruitment process can be found via https://guidedogs-career.talent-soft.com/job/job-policy-public-affairs-and-campaigns-manager_556.aspx

We reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date.

Candidate requirements To be able to fulfil this role, the skills and experience we are looking for in a potential candidate include;


- Significant and in-depth experience of achieving impact in public affairs or campaigns when targeting national government.

- Demonstrable experience managing campaigns or communications at a national level.

- Significant experience of crafting policy positions that can be used for public affairs or campaigns work.

- Proven experience participating in or running complex partnership groups.


Experience of working for a charity in a similar role, or working for an MP in their Westminster office.

While experience in one of the disciplines of policy, public affairs or campaigns is essential, experience in all three is desirable.

Use of online and social media to further campaigns.

Closing Date: 19 January 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

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-and-campaigns-manager_556.aspx 

Website: http://guidedogs.org.uk

Additional Notes

6/1/22: Deadline extended to 19 Jan