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Senior Policy and Public Affairs Officer

£29000 - £34000 per annum
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Job description

Job Title: Senior Policy and Public Affairs Officer (Permanent)

Location: London (flexible working system)

Salary: £29,000 - £34,000

I am working with a prestigious health charity, who specialise in assisting suffers of Crohn's and Colitis. The said charity play a crucial role in providing support and raising awareness of the condition, whilst campaigning for greater research into treatment. The charity are looking for a 'Senior Policy and Public Affairs Officer' to join their London team.

As a 'Senior Policy and Public Affairs Officer', you will play a vital role in contributing to the development of policy in relation to the charities' strategic aims and nation wide influencing priorities. You will advocate for a larger platform in which the needs of those suffering with Crohn's and Colitis are met.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contributing to the development of a UK-wide policy, covering all key areas of health, education, employment and other issues relevant to sufferers of Crohn's and Colitis.
  • Monitoring the external policy environment in the UK to identify challenges and opportunities for policy development whilst influencing key stakeholders in relation to the improvement of health, education, employment and all other aspects of life for those affected by Crohn's and Colitis.
  • Establishing and building upon impactful relationships with relevant government departments, Parliament, health and social care organisations, think tanks, NGOs, public, private and voluntary sector stakeholders to influence and ensure a strong voice for people impacted by Crohn's and Colitis.
  • Collaborating with the Research and Quality Improvement team to support the development and implementation of country-specific projects which deliver improvements to standards of health services in accordance with the charity's strategic objectives.
  • Contributing to the development of internal and external policy briefing documents, consultation responses, reports, articles for publications and digital content, ensuring that the patient voice is at the centre of all communications.
  • Working collaboratively and proactively with other teams across the organisation to ensure that the work of the wider organisation is relevant to stakeholders and people affected by Crohn's and Colitis.
  • Working with the Communications and Campaigns teams to manage and assess the impact of the charity's policy and influencing activities including campaigning.

Essential Criteria

  • Evidence of establishing and maintaining effective relationships with external stakeholders.
  • Evidence of establishing and maintaining effective relationships with external stakeholders.
  • Proven communication skills including excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Evidence of collaborative working and a team approach.
  • Evidence of proactively identifying, developing and delivering new initiatives.
  • Evidence of horizon scanning and networking to keep up to date with policy developments
  • Evidence of knowledge and use of project management methodology.
  • Proficient IT skills.

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Alexander Cannon
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Professional Services Recruitment Team
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