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Reference: 86739

Date Added: 18 November 2022
Closing Date: 29 November 2022

Job Title: Public Affairs Officer

Working For: National Housing Federation

Location: London

Salary: £35,850 per annum

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the National Housing Federation (NHF) for a Public Affairs Officer. The NHF is the voice of housing associations in England and further information about the NHF can be found here:  https://www.housing.org.uk/about-us/

We work at the forefront of the political debate not only on housing but also on a wide range of other policy issues including welfare, homelessness and climate change. Our work affects the lives of millions of people.

Our dynamic Public Affairs team have built close working relationships at the most senior level of politics. We have established ourselves as the principal organisation on housing issues for the Government and Opposition. We have proven our ability to shape policy decisions. Our Public Affairs Officers independently lead on their own policy areas, creating influencing strategies designed to achieve impactful results for our members. We need you to play a crucial role in ensuring housing maintains its political saliency, and housing associations are positioned as the solution to the country’s housing crisis.

Key elements of the role:
• Developing and leading public affairs strategies to influence the main political parties on topics that matter to our members
• Building effective relationships with parliamentarians, ministers and shadow ministers, researchers and political advisers
• Collaborating with colleagues through project groups and providing expert public affairs advice on a range of policy issues
• Monitoring Parliament and key political development to ensure NHF staff and our members are informed on key issues
• Drafting high-quality briefings, letters and other documents for national politicians
• Making the case for the NHF’s influencing asks in face-to-face meetings with key political stakeholders and presenting to internal and member groups

The successful candidate:
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
• A proven ability to develop and implement effective public affairs strategies
• Experience of building and maintaining strong relationships with parliamentarians
• Commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation
• Exceptional written and oral communication
• A good understanding of the political environment and climate in the UK

Closing Date: 29 November 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Interview date: w/c 12th December 2022

Application Details

Please apply via the following link: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/nhf/displayjob.aspx?jobid=302

Website: http://housing.org.uk

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