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Policy and Public Affairs Coordinator - Scotland

Edinburgh, Edinburgh (Hybrid)
£23,000 - £24,500 per year + benefits
Full-time
Permanent
Job description

Are you looking for an opportunity to build your experience on policy and public affairs? 

Are you passionate about driving change in government promoting British Heart Foundation's (BHF) mission to fund lifesaving research and advocating for the 7 million people living across the UK with a heart and circulatory disease? 

If so, you may be the Policy and Public Affairs Coordinator we are looking for!

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Policy and Public Affairs Coordinator to join our team and support the delivery of the policy and public affairs programmes in Scotland.

With a commitment to evidenced based policy development and solutions focussed influencing you’ll support the wider team in delivering effective parliamentary and governmental engagement as well as policy development. 

You’ll be responsible for horizon scanning, and opportunity identification, to advance the aims and objectives of BHF, and will undertake a wide range of duties enabling you to apply an analytical approach to identifying, understanding and communicating information through a wide range of channels.  

Our award-winning policy and public affairs team in Scotland is committed to ensuring our world class research is communicated to government and parliamentarians, this is a great opportunity for an individual looking to gain experience in a dynamic policy and public affairs team and put their mark on the work we do.

Working arrangements

This is a blended role, where your work will be dual located between your home and our Edinburgh Office.

The use of our office spaces is driven in part by your role and the activities you need to do. This may vary from time to time, so you must be prepared to work in a flexible way to unlock your best work for our cause. Most of our colleagues on blended contracts can expect to spend some time in their office each week, on average.

Excited by the role, but not sure you tick every box? You may need a little more help balancing your work and home life, so please feel free to explore the flexibility you may need with us at the application or interview stage.

About you

The ideal candidate would be looking to begin their career in policy and public affairs and can display strong analytical skills, communication skills and demonstrate an ability to work as part of a small team. 

You’ll be able to write clearly, concisely and persuasively, summarising complex information swiftly and accurately for a variety of audiences. With proven experience of effective analytical skills and critical thinking, you’ll be able to understand and interpret complex policy issues and express them effectively to a range of audiences.

You’ll be able to plan your own workload, ensure effective time management to meet deadlines. With strong communication skills, you’ll be committed to the high standards of relationship management in order to achieve the best outcome and will be able to work under your own initiative, proactively seizing opportunities to benefit BHF.

About us

Every single one of us is vulnerable to the heartbreak caused by heart and circulatory diseases – they are the world’s biggest killers. But the research we fund represents hope. And nothing matters more than finding cures and treatments that give us more time with the people we love. 

We value and respect every individual’s unique contribution, celebrate diversity, and make inclusion part of what we do every day. 

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy, Igniting Change, along with our internal EDI group, Kaleidoscope, and a growing number of employee network groups (our Affinity Groups), help us create an environment where all our colleagues and volunteers can succeed.

Benefits

To find out more about the benefits available at the BHF please download our benefits document at the bottom of our advert page.
 
Interview process

Interviews will be held via MS Teams.

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British Heart Foundation View profile Company size Size: More than 1000

Our vision is a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases.

Posted on: 30 May 2024
Closed date: 12 June 2024 at 23:00
Tags: Admin, Policy/Research