Date Added: 29 April 2023
: 26 May 2023
Job Title: Senior Public Affairs Officer
Working For: Independent Age
Salary: £36,325 per annum, increasing to £37,350 after 6 months and £38,325 after 12 months
Length of Contract: Permanent
Independent Age is a national charity providing support for older people facing financial hardship. We offer free and impartial advice and information, grants for community organisations, and connection services. In addition, we use the knowledge and understanding gained from our frontline services to highlight the issues experienced by older people who are facing financial insecurity.
This Senior Public Affairs Officer role is fast paced, creative and engaging, working with external stakeholders including politicians to secure policy change for older people facing financial hardship. The successful candidate will produce impactful influencing strategies to make sure Independent Age’s policy recommendations are seen and supported by politicians and other external stakeholders.
We are looking for an experienced public affairs professional to join our ambitious and friendly team in our newly created Senior Public Affairs Officer role. You will lead projects across our themes of housing, income and costs, focused on improving the lives of older people facing financial hardship.
You should have a thorough understanding of Westminster parliamentary procedure, experience of developing influencing strategies to secure change, an ability to produce accurate and engaging work when under time pressure, and of developing convincing materials and collateral to get buy in for our cause. You will have the ability to analyse and respond to external developments and flex your strategies to adapt to the ever changing external environment.
We champion inclusion and celebrate diversity within and outside to create a culture where everyone knows that they belong and can bring their whole self to work. We encourage applications from all backgrounds as we know this makes our charity stronger.
We offer great benefits including 28 days annual leave plus public holidays, a generous pension scheme with life assurance, and fantastic learning and development opportunities.
We know that a good work life balance helps us perform at our best and supports wellbeing. A full-time role is 35 hours a week, and we are open to this role being worked on a part-time basis or job share. Flexible working hours and hybrid working is standard for everyone. But if you need a different form of flexibility, we are happy to talk flexible working.
Closing Date: 26 May 2023
Applications close at 23:59 on the closing date.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 7th or Thursday 8th June.
To apply, please submit a supporting statement detailing how your skills and experience meet the criteria within the Job Description and Person Specification, along with your CV, via our website.