London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£28,500 - £36,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Fixed Term Contract (12 months) 
Full time (34.5 hours) - we are open to a conversation about how you work these hours

Split between home and our London Office 
National: £28,500 - £32,500
London: £32,000 - £36,000

Are you interested in UK politics? Do you want to deliver change for people living with cancer? Want to work with an award-winning Public Affairs team at one of the UK’s most respected and best loved charities? If so, this could be the role for you. 

About the role

As a Public Affairs Adviser, you’ll be responsible for engaging with Parliamentarians, taking the lead on day-to-day parliamentary activity and planning high-quality events so we can deliver change for people living with cancer.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop your skills and experience with an award-winning Public Affairs team. This role is a fixed term contract for 12 months.

This role is ‘dual location’ – working from home, with 1 - 2 days a week at our headquarters in Vauxhall, London. The working hours are 34.5 hours a week but with flexibility on start and finish times and other working pattern options.  

About you

  • You’ll have good knowledge of the current political and parliamentary landscape
  • You’ll have strong communications skills – including an ability to communicate with a range of audiences, from politicians, volunteers, senior colleagues and people with lived experience
  • Your organisational, planning and prioritisation skills will be essential, as well as an ability to work to tight deadlines when needed
  • Ideally you will have experience of working or volunteering in a political or public affairs environment

About us
Our values are at the heart of who we are and everything we do, inspiring our thinking and guiding our actions. We strive to build a more diverse organisation, where everyone feels empowered to be their best self to work.

We welcome applications from everyone who meets the criteria and strongly encourage individuals to apply who have a disability, impairment or health condition or individuals who identify as Black, Asian or from another ethnic minority background, as these groups are currently under-represented at Macmillan. Our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our internal employee representation body, ‘Our Voice’ and 8 Employee Network groups help us promote fairness and belonging, becoming an engaged and inclusive organisation for all our people.   

So we can support you to be your best during the application or interview process, please contact Macmillan People Services Team for advice and recruitment adjustments. In your application, please feel free to note which pronouns you use (for example, she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs).

Recruitment Process
The application deadline is 23:59 Wednesday 10 August, with virtual interviews taking place w/c 22 August.

In order to ensure fairness and consistency to select the best candidate for this role, all of our applications are anonymised up until an interview has been confirmed so that shortlisting is based solely upon the suitability of the candidate’s experience.

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Refreshed on: 31 July 2022
Closed date: 10 August 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: Public Affairs Adviser 9531
Tags: Communications, PR, Governance

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