Leeds, West Yorkshire
£25,300 to £27,682 - Depending on skills and experience
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
Regional 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: Regional Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer
Location: York
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £25,300 to £27,682 - Depending on skills and experience

Closing Date: 19 September 2019
Interview date: TBC - week commencing 30th September

About the Role:

The Regional Public Affairs and Campaigns Team leads on the delivery of Alzheimer’s Society’s campaigns and public affairs activity at a regional and local level. We work to deliver local policy change to improve the lives and experiences of people affected by dementia.

As Regional Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer, you will be responsible for delivering our ambitious programme of campaigning and influencing work across Yorkshire, the Humber and Lincolnshire. This will include identifying and exploiting opportunities to influence policy, practice and attitudes at local and regional levels. You will raise the awareness and profile of the work of Alzheimer’s Society by identifying and building strong relationships with key local stakeholders, as well as mapping and analysing target audiences, writing briefings, and organising meetings and events.

You will work closely with other teams across the organisation to maximise our impact and influence to ensure dementia is a priority issue among key decision-makers and to affect positive structural change for people affected by dementia. Travel across the East Midlands region and on occasion to London will be required

About You:

We are looking for a proactive individual, with experience of building relationships with a variety of external stakeholders. You will have a good understanding of local and regional government, as well as the health and social care systems in England. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, and you will have experience of influencing politicians and/or delivering campaigns.

If you have this experience and expertise, and a belief that we can make a real and lasting change for everyone affected by dementia, then we’d love to hear from you.

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.

REF: VAC16575
Posted on: 09 September 2019
Closed date: 19 September 2019
Job ref: 88977
Tags: Campaigning, Communications, PR