London, Greater London

38,910

Permanent, Full-time

About the organisation

Every six minutes in the UK someone loses their sight. By 2050 an estimated four million people will be living with sight loss. Many people bel... Read more

Job Description

Fight for Sight has been growing its sphere of influence with policy makers, parliamentarians and funders. We are now looking for a proactive individual to take this work forward as our next Policy and Public Affairs Manager.

Given the scale of sight loss in the UK, the impact of an ageing population, and the need for cutting-edge ophthalmology research; policy and public affairs is a strategic priority for the charity. We need to influence change for the long-term benefit of patients and people affected by a visual impairment or blindness, including the need to influence the public debate on the wider availability of funding for eye research and improving access to effective therapies and new treatments. 

As an experienced policy and public affairs specialist, you will drive the charity’s work in the areas of policy and public affairs, campaigning to improve the lives of patients with sight loss, influencing Government health policy, and leading on engagement with key external stakeholders such as industry, NHS and charity partners.

This is a Full Time, permanent position, based in our offices in London. Salary £38,910 per annum + benefits including 10% non-contributory pension.

Download the job pack for further information and details of how to apply.

First round interviews will be held on Thursday 1st August 2019, and second round interviews on Wednesday 7th August 2019.