Date Added: 7 September 2023
: 25 September 2023
Job Title: Public Affairs Officer
Working For: Dogs Trust
Salary: £31,500 per year + benefits
Length of Contract: Permanent
Are you an experienced Public Affairs professional with a passion for dogs?
Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK with a nationwide network of rehoming centres and charity shops. In an average year, Dogs Trust centres care for over 14,000 dogs; we never put a healthy dog down.
The Public Affairs team works across Westminster, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the EU, to ensure the health and welfare of dogs is always taken into consideration by policy makers. In addition to our direct political engagement, we chair the Pet Advertising Advisory Group (PAAG) which aims to combat growing concerns regarding the irresponsible advertising of pets for sale, rehoming, and exchange. We also provide the secretariat for the EU Dog & Cat Alliance, through which we engage with EU policy makers, and call for EU action to build a better Europe for dogs and cats.
The Public Affairs Officer role supports the delivery of our ambitious public affairs programme across Westminster and Whitehall, the devolved administrations and in the EU. This role also supports the management of the Pet Advertising Advisory Group (PAAG) and the EU Dog & Cat Alliance, both of which Dogs Trust provides the secretariat for, as well as supporting our wider UK public affairs work.
The post holder must be able to travel to meetings and events across the UK as required, often overnight, and be willing to work outside regular business hours. Occasional travel in the EU may be required. An interest and sympathy for the aims of Dogs Trust is essential and the post holder must be comfortable around dogs.
At Dogs Trust we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to achieve our mission. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, either at application or interview stage, please contact us on email@example.com.
Closing Date: 25 September 2023
To apply for this position please visit our website. Our application process requires you to submit a CV and cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role. Please note that we will be reviewing applications for this role as they are received, so reserve the right to close the advert before the closing date.