Date Added: 12 May 2023
: 31 May 2023
Job Title: Parliamentary and Public Affairs Coordinator
Working For: Spinal Injuries Association
Location: Milton Keynes / hybrid + Regular visits to Parliament
Salary: £32,550 per annum
Length of Contract: Permanent
The parliamentary and public affairs coordinator will make full use of all of SIA’s resources, membership and supporters to build a strong evidence base and coordinate activities that will:
- Actively support the effective and successful delivery of campaigns which energise the SCI community, politicians, funders and the public.
- Help develop an active campaigning network of MPs, peers and SIA staff.
- Develop and deliver innovative campaigning strategy and tactics that bring about successful campaign outcomes and create and attract fundraising opportunities.
This role is central to the success of SIA’s campaigning activities, and delivering lasting change that supports people with an SCI and enables them to lead a fulfilled life.
Key Responsibilities include:
- To provide secretariat support for the ‘All-Party Parliamentary Group for SCI’, supporting the APPG chair as required and maintaining a calendar of APPG meetings and activities.
- To maintain accurate contact details for the APPG members and supporters, and to develop ways of increasing active support for the APPG across both groups.
- To plan and deliver ad hoc campaign related events, such as parliamentary receptions, collaboration events and focus groups.
- To develop mutually beneficial relationships with other disability and health-related APPGs.
- To represent SIA to external audiences in the political, government and other opinion-forming arenas when required.
- To support the development of working alliances with partner advocacy and campaigning organisations that support, and can help advance, SIA’s campaigning objectives.
- In liaison with other members of SIA staff and the existing network of SCI people and contacts in the SCI Community, to consolidate and develop SIA’s links with policy makers and build relationships with MPs.
We are looking for someone with experience of development relationships and working in partnership with a range of stakeholders and partner organisations. You will have an understanding, and interest in, the policy environment in which campaigns operate and an understanding of how the UK parliamentary systems works and the role of policy and public affairs. You will also have the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and assist in development of strategic plans for delivering campaigns.
Closing Date: 31 May 2023
Interviews: 6 and 7 June 2023 at SIA House, Milton Keynes