Home-based
WC1H, London
£44,365 - £46,973 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Senior Public Affairs and Campaign Manager

Flexible, with semi-regular travel to London

£44,365 to £46,973 per annum + benefits

12-month fixed term contract

Full time

 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association as a Senior Public Affairs and Campaign Manager.

The role

The Senior Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose by being a senior lead in political engagement and campaigns work.

The role will develop strong relationships with key political opinion formers, Ministers, Secretary of States, select committees and relevant decision-makers in Westminster and Whitehall to promote Guide Dogs policy and Campaigns. They will also lead the development and delivery of current and new campaigns.

Who we’re looking for

You will:

  • Have proven experience in Political lobbying at a senior level; producing political briefings, setting up senior political meetings and party-political events management.
  • Have detailed knowledge of the Political framework and institutions across the UK and knowledge of the EU Parliament and the interactions of both. 
  • Have detailed knowledge of how legislation is formulated and the process of amending it. The impact of select committees and all party parliamentary working groups.
  • Be able to apply political knowledge and insight to identify and develop strategic campaign interventions to further Guide Dogs agenda.

For the complete list of essential and desirable criteria necessary to being successful in this role please see the Person Specification within the Job Description below.

Benefits

This role is 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year. As a charity, we’re always keen to support flexible working as best we can.

We offer a generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.

 

How to apply

Applications can be made using the online application form. You will need to evidence the criteria as set out in the attached job description. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.

Diversity

Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invite to interview for all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.

Safeguarding

Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

We reserve the right to close adverts early.

If you are successful you will need to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. We cannot provide sponsorship for this role.

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Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work we make a real difference, and change lives. We are ... Read more

Refreshed on: 28 September 2020
Closed date: 04 October 2020
Job ref: 0000037562
Tags: Campaigning, Policy/Research

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