London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£22,000 - £28,500 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Public Affairs Assistant
Permanent 
Full time (34.5 hours) - we are open to a conversation about how you work these hours

Home-based / Split between home and our London Office / Office based – London Office 
National: £22,000-£25,000 
London: £25,500-£28,500 

Are you interested in UK politics? Do you have excellent organisational skills? Want to learn from 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 Public Affairs Assistant, you will play a vital role in providing effective political monitoring, supporting the delivery of high-quality events and providing organisational support to the Public Affairs team.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop your skills and experience with an award-winning Public Affairs team, ensuring we deliver change for people living with cancer.

This role can be home-based with occasional travel to London or ‘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 will have an interest in UK politics. You’ll be organised, curious and willing to learn on the job.
  • You’ll have experience of writing for different audiences and of supporting the delivery of events.
  • You’ll be able to juggle competing priorities and enjoy working as part of a team.

About us
We help millions of people with cancer across the UK live life as fully as they can through physical, emotional and financial support. 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 midnight Sunday 7 August, with virtual interviews taking place w/c 15 August.

This is a junior role so we don’t expect you to know everything. The experience you draw on for your application might be from your personal life, education or voluntary roles.

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: 30 July 2022
Closed date: 07 August 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: Public Affairs Assistant 9529
Tags: Communications, PR, Governance

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