As a Policy & Communications Assistant, you'll need to always be up to date on the latest current events that affect your organisation. This may involve going to parliament committee meetings and debates, writing policy briefings on key topics, attending conferences and ensuring that you're always forward thinking. It's a fast-paced, yet fascinating position. And the best part? You have total visibility over the positive impacts your organisation can have.
“ I started in advice, as a helpline coordinator/advisor and moved into policy. The main development and learning opportunities I received were by contributing to policy work in the charity I worked for at the time. I later did a part-time Masters by research while staying in work. “