We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Advocacy and Government Relations Assistant to join us on an interim basis for up to six months. You will join us working 12 hours per week, ideally to be split over three to five days, and in return you will receive a competitive salary of up to £7,270.59 per annum plus excellent benefits
Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity with a nationwide network of adoption and homing centres, volunteer-run branches and charity shops. During 2019 we helped around 191,000 cats and kittens, an average of more than 520 per day.
The Advocacy & Government Relations team, within the Communications Directorate, leads for the charity on influencing decision makers and those whose policies, practices and decisions affect cat welfare across the UK. The small, highly motivated team works to influence legislators (national and devolved governments), professional organisations and corporates. The team’s work has included publishing ‘The Time is Meow: A cat welfare action plan for Westminster’ following the 2019 election, launching a “Purrfect Landlords” campaign to encourage landlords to allow cats and calling for compulsory microchipping of cats across the UK. The team has successfully influenced the law on commercial kitten sales in England and is working with the Scottish Government to regulate cat breeding and rehoming activities.
Responsibilities of our Advocacy and Government Relations Assistant:
As an Advocacy and Government Relations Assistant you’ll be responsible for providing day-to-day support to the advocacy team, including political and media monitoring, database management, data collation, reporting, inbox management, online research, meeting and presentation support and administrative duties. You will create and maintain records of parliamentary contacts; assist with updating the advocacy web page content and intranet content and support with online file management including the compilation of video clips and the collation of campaign case studies for advocacy and media use.
What we’re looking for in our Advocacy and Government Relations Assistant:
- previous experience of administrative tasks including spreadsheet managemen
- proven ability to multi-task and work on own initiative, accurately and under pressur
- a confident communicator with good written and oral skills; and great people skill
- excellent organisational skills with the ability to be flexible and adaptabl
- Intermediate skills using Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
- an interest in political current affairs
What we can offer you:
- salary of up to £7,270.59 per annum
- generous annual leave entitlement
- contribution pension scheme
- life assurance scheme
- range of health benefits
- Employee Assistance Programme
- and more
Join us as our Advocacy and Government Relations Assistant and know you are helping to make a real difference to cats and kittens across the UK!
Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications or CVs that are emailed to us directly.
Closing date: 30 June 2021
Virtual interview date: 12 and 13 July 2021