Bristol, City of Bristol
£34,908 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Public Affairs & Policy Manager

We are one of the largest learning disability charities in the UK, supporting 2,900 people through our friendly, supportive, creative and diverse teams.

This role reports directly into the Executive Director for People and Communications and will work closely with senior managers and the Communications and Marketing team at Hft.

This is a fantastic opportunity to continue to develop the public affairs and external policy function within a leading learning disability charity. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about using their expertise to help us to raise our profile and influence Government policy around learning disabilities. Working collaboratively with internal stakeholders you will advise senior managers on relevant policy developments and devise and implement a public affairs/policy strategy for Hft.

Salary: £34,908 per annum

Hours: Full time, Permanent - 35 Hours per week

Location: Emerson’s Green, Bristol


Educated to degree standard or with an equivalent professional qualification you will have at least 3 years’ experience of working in the public affairs/policy field, preferably at a managerial level, and in the not-for-profit sector.

You will be a strong and professional communicator, who can distil and present complex issues clearly and confidently. You will have proven influencing and negotiation skills, an excellent eye for detail and the ability to draft a range of written materials. You will understand how a public affairs/policy function relates to other key internal departments and be able to work collaboratively with them.

What we Offer

Apprenticeships - gain a fully funded Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care whilst earning. Access to the Hft Plus benefits package, which includes a great number of discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out; but also, an Employee Assistance Programme, with telephone and face-to-face support options. Access to award winning training and development – Hft is one of only four charities to have achieved the Skills for Care ‘Centre of Excellence’ provider status. Annual staff award scheme – The Fusion Awards, and peer recognition through our GEM awards programme. 20 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays). A contributory pension scheme & life assurance

Closing date: Friday 14th February 2020


You may have experience or an interest in the following: Public Affairs, Policy Manager, Public Affairs Officer, Policy Officer, PR Manager, Corporate Communications, Media Relations Officer, Public Relations Manager, Publicity Officer, Policy Manager, Policy Officer, Communications Advisor, Charity, Third Sector, Not for Profit, NFP etc.

Ref: 91514

Posted on: 20 January 2020
Closed date: 17 February 2020
Job ref: 91514
Tags: Policy/Research