NFP People on behalf of the Stroke Association
Remote
Belfast, Belfast
Londonderry, Derry and Strabane
Circa £29,500 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer

 

We’re looking for a skilled, enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Policy and Influencing team as our Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer in Northern Ireland.

 

Position: Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer

Location: Homebased, Northern Ireland

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: circa £29,500  per annum

Contract: Contract: Permanent

 

Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (this will increase with service up to 30 days, full time equivalent) cashback and discount scheme, employee assistance programme, learning and development, pension scheme, Life Assurance, Eye Care vouchers, Long Service Award, Tax-free childcare, Health Cash Plan, Working Pattern Agreement, flexible working opportunities available

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic interviews may be held via video conferencing. Please let us know if this will present any challenges when you email your application

 

Closing Date: 11 August 2021

Interview Date: Week commencing 16 August 2021

 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic interviews may be held via video conferencing. Please let us know if this will present any challenges when you email your application

 

 

The Role

Reporting to the Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager, and working very closely with the nation-specific Policy & Influencing Lead, you will deliver our organisation’s integrated public affairs and campaigning activity for Northern Ireland. You will plan, develop and deliver effective and strategic influencing activity to help achieve our team objectives on key issues impacting people affected by stroke.

 

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering public affairs activity and stakeholder engagement to support the organisation’s influencing priorities
  • Tracking and logging stakeholder contact and take primary responsibility for the management of political stakeholders
  • Providing political monitoring and horizon scanning
  • Planning and implementing campaigns and advocacy activity – both online and offline - that help to secure long-term improvements for those affected by stroke
  • Attending, and supporting others to attend, meetings and events representing the Stroke Association, including developing high-quality briefings
  • Spending a significant proportion of their time supporting UK-wide public affairs and campaigns activity too

 

About You

The Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer will have experience/background in:

  • Some experience of national or local level influencing, campaigning and advocacy
  • A solid understanding of the Northern Ireland political and health context
  • Experience of undertaking policy analysis and horizon-scanning
  • And ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience of developing briefings for a range of audiences

 

To fulfil the role, you must have the right to work in the U.K.

 

Please submit your CV and a covering letter of no more than two pages demonstrating how you meet the person specification and what you bring to the role in terms of your skills and experience. Please state any preferences for flexible options in your covering letter

 

In return…

This is an exciting opportunity to work with stroke survivors and their families to support them following stroke and to raise stroke awareness in the local population. We offer a host of amazing benefits and flexible working options, with opportunities to progress your career.

 

About the Organisation

Stroke Association. Rebuilding lives after stroke.

We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there. We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives. Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join our team.

 

You may also have experience in areas such as Care Coordinator, Stroke Support, Stroke, Care, Care Worker, Support Worker, Carer, Care Team Leader, Support Team Leader, Volunteering Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Support Group, Support and Advice, Social Care, Case, Stroke Recovery, Charity, Carer Support, Support Service, Vulnerable Adult, Social Care and Support Officer, Rehabilitation Coordinator, Volunteering Manager, Care and Support Officer, Social Care Worker, Carer, Stroke, Stroke Rehabilitation, Stroke Recovery, Case Worker, Support, Support and Advice, Health, Health Care, Advice and Support.

 

 

 

 

Posted on: 16 July 2021
Closed date: 11 August 2021
Job ref: 2489
Tags: Campaigning, Communications, PR