Alzheimer's Society
Plymouth, Plymouth (On-site)
£25,806 - £28,181 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
Regional Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South West England
Salary: £25,806 - £28,181 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 31 January 2022
Interview Date: TBC (via Zoom or Teams)

Please note, the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 5pm on the closing date.

About Alzheimer's Society

Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won't win. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer's Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them.

We are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.

About the role

The Regional Public Affairs and Campaigns Team leads on the delivery of Alzheimer’s Society’s public affairs and campaigns 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 influencing work across the South West of England. This will include identifying and maximising opportunities to influence policy, practice and attitudes at the 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 and attending 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 change for people affected by dementia. Travel across South West region 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.

We also have various learning programs to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely, all contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society.

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: 106 313
Posted on: 18 January 2022
Closed date: 31 January 2022 at 00:00
Job ref: 106313
Tags: Policy/Research