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Reference: 92034

Date Added: 16 March 2024
Closing Date: 5 April 2024

Job Title: External Affairs Support Officer

Working For: Age UK

Location: London

Salary: £24,500

Length of Contract: 12 months

Job Details

Age UK's impactful External Affairs Team are currently offering a 12 month Fixed Term Contract for an External Affairs Support Officer.

In this role, you'll support the delivery of our highly effective campaigns and public affairs activities which positively change the lives of older people. This is the perfect opportunity to develop a career in campaigning or public affairs, offering you varied experience and exposure to public and parliamentary campaigning, as well as supporting our Network of local Age UKs to campaign locally.

As External Affairs Support Officer, you'll provide efficient administrative support to the External Affairs team, assist with logistical planning and event organisation, keep track of relevant parliamentary activity; whilst preparing engaging communications relating to our campaigns and public affairs work for a range of audiences.

With an astute attention to detail, you'll be able to prioritise your workload, critically listen and confidently communicate both verbally and in written form; as well as having a sincere interest in politics and/or campaigning for change.

This is a hybrid opportunity, a blend of homebased and office working. Our linked office for this role is in London and you would be expected to attend the office once a week and more often if needed, to support events or campaign activity.

Must haves:

  • Confident written and verbal communication skills. You are comfortable writing for a range of audiences and tailoring style and content appropriately.
  • Experience of organising or supporting events.
  • An ability to provide appropriate attention to detail.
  • An empathetic and sensitive approach to working with people sharing their personal experiences.
  • Interest in politics and/or campaigning for change.
  • Good organisational and planning skills, along with an ability to prioritise workload and competing demands.

Great to haves:

  • Understanding of the voluntary sector.
  • Broad understanding of the issues facing older people.
  • Knowledge of the political process.
  • Experience of using a range of digital tools.

What we offer in return:

For a full list of benefits please click here https://about-us/jobs/employee-benefits/ 

Closing Date: 5 April 2024

Interview/Start Dates

There will be an initial task for shortlisted applicants - 11th/12th April

Application Details


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

Additional Notes