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Senior Public Affairs Adviser: Westminster

London (Hybrid)
circa. £34,000 per annum plus benefits and London Weighting
Job description

Are you passionate about making a difference? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where your voice can shape policy and bring about change? Join our team at the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association as a Senior Public Affairs Adviser: Westminster. This role is pivotal in ensuring everyone impacted by MND receives the care and support they deserve.

You'll work closely with the Public Affairs Manager to drive forward our public affairs priorities and pro-actively identify opportunities to influence party political debates, legislation and select committees in relation to the Association's vital work. From drafting impactful briefings to building relationships with decision-makers, you'll be at the forefront of our advocacy efforts.

Ensuring a coordinated approach to our parliamentary work at Westminster and locally, your responsibilities include supporting parliamentary inquiries, coordinating our presence at political conferences. You will identify and develop effective links with key parliamentarians, influencers, and decision makers whose remit may impact the sphere of our work, including, senior civil servants.

Additionally, you'll help empower our campaigning volunteers and regional staff to engage with local decision-makers effectively. Your role will also contribute to shaping our strategies and plans, ensuring that our advocacy efforts remain impactful and aligned with our purpose, mission and 5 promises.

Located in London, with flexibility for hybrid working, this role offers an exciting opportunity to drive positive change in the lives of those affected by MND.

If you're ready to use your expertise to make a real difference, we want to hear from you. Join us to drive positive change for people living with and affected by MND.

Hybrid Working Expectations: Flexibility to attend the London office when required to meet business needs.

What are we looking for?

A thorough understanding of parliamentary processes and procedures, with previous experience in public affairs within a voluntary organisation.

Experience of working with Parliamentarians. You should also demonstrate proficiency in supporting volunteers and coordinating events.

Excellent communication skills are paramount, allowing you to interact and influence with stakeholders and diverse audiences across all levels including politicians and volunteers. As a team player and networker, you'll thrive in collaborative environments.

Additionally, strong IT skills, including database management and use of social media, is vital.

Flexibility for occasional evening and weekend work, as well as travel to external meetings, is required.

For full role responsibilities please view the job description located within the Recruitment Pack.

Our Benefits

  • 28 days holiday, rising to 33 days after 5 years' service, plus Bank Holidays
  • Access to UK Healthcare which includes reimbursement for dental appointments, eyecare, Health & Wellbeing screening and therapies
  • Access to a 24/7 phone and video GP Service
  • Life assurance
  • Confidential counselling helplines
  • Salary sacrifice schemes to include:
  • Cycle to work
  • Buy and sell annual leave
  • BenefitHub which offers lifestyle discounts and offers on everyday shopping
  • Enhanced pension scheme
  • Opportunities for training and personal development
  • Hybrid working

How to apply

Please submit a CV and supporting statement. Your supporting statement should be no longer than one side of A4 and demonstrate how you meet the following areas of the role.

  • A thorough understanding of parliamentary processes and procedures.
  • Demonstrable public affairs experience within a voluntary organisation.
  • Experience of working with Parliamentarians.

Where experience is asked for, please give one example showing what you did and what it achieved. Where we require evidence of ability, please explain either how you would approach that particular competence or give an example to support your suitability.

About Us

Our vision is a world free from MND. Our mission is to improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers. We fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments and brings us closer to a cure for MND. The Association also campaigns and raises awareness so the needs of people with MND, and everyone who cares for them, are recognised, and addressed by wider society.

We are committed to equality and value diversity. We are working hard to remove perceived and actual barriers to participation for people with and affected by MND, current and future staff, volunteers, and stakeholders.

We guarantee interviews for disabled applicants that meet the requirements of the role as part of our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme. Reasonable adjustments can be made as required.

Important Information

Adverts may be closed before the deadline once sufficient applications are received. To avoid disappointment, please apply early.

We request that recruitment agencies do not contact us in relation to this role.

Posted by
MND Association View profile Company size Size: 101 - 500
Posted on: 11 April 2024
Closed date: 03 May 2024 at 10:30
Job ref: MND2061
Tags: Campaigning, Communications, PR, Policy/Research, Advocacy

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