The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has a vision of a world with good mental health for all. Their focus is on preventing mental health problems and improving people's wellbeing. They do this through research, creating new evidence-based solutions, making practical support available and advocating for change. MHF is now recruiting a Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager to develop and implement their national policy and public affairs programme and work closely with colleagues in the Communications and Fundraising Directorate to ensure the Foundation's campaigns achieve maximum impact.
Please note this role would expect 2-3 days in their Glasgow office when restrictions are lifted.
As a Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager you will influence policymakers and opinion-formers, to achieve the goals of our strategic plan for prevention and develop the national policy function through the design and delivery of strategic policy initiatives. You will also implement national public affairs campaigns through a range of influencing methods to a variety of stakeholders to achieve change and represent the Foundation at conferences, policy forums, parliaments and in the media. Line managing the Policy & Public Affairs Officer and occasionally consultants, volunteers and interns in a supportive and professional manner is also part of this role alongside writing content, articles and blogs on the key issues and helping support the development of effective public messaging on policy.
To be successful as a Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager you will have demonstrable knowledge and understanding of public policy relevant to mental health, evidenced knowledge and understanding of social inequalities and an understanding of the structures and working of the Scottish Parliament. Proven knowledge and understanding of policy development, advocacy, influencing and campaigning is essential as is the ability to quickly pick up and critique new policy, research, political agendas and opportunities.
In order to apply, please submit your CV. If suitable you will be asked to complete an application form including a cover letter.
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