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Reference: 90200

Date Added: 11 September 2023
Closing Date: 25 September 2023

Job Title: Policy and Public Affairs Manager - Wales

Working For: British Heart Foundation

Location: Cardiff

Salary: £40,000-£42,000 p/a + benefits

Length of Contract: 10-month Fixed Term Contract

Job Details

As our Policy and Public Affairs lead in Wales you’ll be responsible for the strategic development and direction in the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) influencing activities in Wales.

You’ll be joining us at an exciting time, you will be involved in devising and implementing welsh-specific policy actions ensuring that BHF Cymru’s influences developments in health policy within the BHF policy framework.

You’ll play a crucial role in developing a strategic direction for our influencing in Wales and ensuring our aims and ambitions are met. Leading our influencing in the Welsh Parliament and Government you’ll drive forward our agenda inline with our strategy and ensure BHF Cymru’s voice is heard on key issues relating to heart and circulatory disease.

Working Arrangements

This a 10-month Fixed Term Contract, covering a secondment promotion within the team.
This is a blended role, where your work will be dual located between your home and our Cardiff office.

About you

With an excellent understanding of the political environment in Wales, especially the main political parties you’ll have knowledge of the workings and processes of devolved government in Wales and understand how to use them to best effect.

You’ll have a good grasp of the interface between the voluntary and statutory sector as well as extensive experience in public affairs / policy in Welsh institutions or charities.

To be successful in this role, you’ll also have the following skills and experience:
• able to plan, manage and deliver multi-faceted strategic public affairs and communications solutions
• able to get results, even when under pressure and without supervision
• able to network and build positive relationships with a wide range of key stakeholders including Ministers, advisors and civil servants
• excellent time and project management skills, with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
• excellent communication skills, able to communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively

With a network of contacts within the Welsh Parliament and a sound understanding of public affairs and influencing in a welsh context, you’ll have previous experience of designing and delivering multi-faceted policy projects grounded in evidence and stakeholder insight.

Closing Date: 25 September 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews: 2 stage interview process 1st stage Ms Teams and 2nd Stage at Cardiff Office

Application Details


Website: http://www.bhf.org.uk/

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