Edinburgh, Edinburgh
£21,000 - £23,000 per year
Contract, 12 months, Full-time
Job description

Are you looking to gain experience working in policy and public affairs? 

Do you want to be involved in the campaign work of one of the UK's largest charities?
About the role

British Heart Foundation Scotland has an exciting opportunity for a Policy and Public Affairs Coordinator to join the team to 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 Policy and Public Affairs Manager and Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager to deliver 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 the BHF, as detailed in the 2030 strategy, and will undertake a wide range of duties that will enable you to apply an analytical approach to identifying, understanding and communication 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.

This is a dual location role, with your working time split between your home and our Edinburgh Office. This will allow us to unlock our best work for our cause, blending the best of home and office working.

Please note this is a 12 month fixed term contract

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 have a proven ability 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 and meet deadlines.

With strong communication skills, you’ll have a commitment 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 the BHF.

About us
Our people are at the heart of everything we do. By funding research across six decades, we’ve helped keep millions of hearts beating and millions of families together. We’re investing in ground-breaking research that will get us closer than ever to a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases.

We celebrate diversity and make inclusion part of what we do every day. It sits at the heart of our People Experience. Our aim is for all of our colleagues and volunteers to bring their true self to work.

Here at the BHF we understand that you might need a little help balancing your work and home life. Many of our people work flexibly in many different ways. Please feel free to talk to us about the flexibility you may need; we’re happy to explore what’s possible for you and the role, including part time and flexible working opportunities.

Interview process 

The interview process will be held over MS Teams and will be held w/c 13th December 2021. 

How to apply 

It’s quick and easy to apply for a role at the BHF. Just click through to our website to apply. All you’ll need is an up to date CV and a supporting statement, outlining your interest in the role and how you meet the role’s criteria.

As part of our commitment to be an inclusive employer, and ensure fairness and consistency in selecting the best candidate for this role, the BHF will use anonymous CV software as part of the application journey.

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Posted on: 30 November 2021
Closed date: 13 December 2021
Tags: Admin, Policy/Research

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