Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer
Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.
Position: Public Affairs and Campaigning Officer
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £25,300 to £27,682 (Depending on skills & experience)
Closing Date: 26 September 2019
Interview date: Wednesday 9th October 2019 in Belfast
About the Role:
This role will play a crucial part in ensuring the delivery of the Society’s objectives by raising the importance of dementia in the political arena, among civil servants and opinion formers working in the health and social care field. This will be achieved in three key ways:
- Providing specialist knowledge of the Northern Ireland Assembly to ensure Alzheimer’s Society maximises its influencing opportunities
- Delivering the Society’s Political and Influencing strategy, which seeks to strengthen commitment among Ministers across all political parties, and by advising on tactics for targeting them in the new Assembly
- By working with the Senior Public Affairs & Campaigning Officer and other members of the Campaigns & Partnerships team to devise integrated campaign strategies to ensure the effective communication to key opinion formers
You will have an excellent knowledge of the Northern Ireland political system, parliamentary structures and the range of mechanisms for accessing Ministers and Assembly members. Significant experience in a campaigns/ policy / parliamentary related role and in a role that seeks to influence and persuade opinion formers, in particular Ministers and Assembly members.
You will have experience in organising well focused events to achieve agreed public affairs objectives, ranging from parliamentary receptions to small-scale stakeholder seminars. Together with strong IT skills, excellent oral and written communication skills in order to communicate the work of the Society to different audiences.
You will have the ability to build positive relationships and engage with staff across the Society. Proven experience of working with members of a network and experience of supporting volunteers and grassroots campaigners together with excellent organisational skills.
You may have experience of the following: Public Affairs Officer, Senior Public Affairs Officer, Campaigns Officer, Policy Officer, Political Assistant, Government Policy, Local Government, Community Engagement, Public Relations Officer, Communications Advisor, Communications Officer, Charity, Charities, NFP, Not for Profit, NFP, Third Sector, etc.