Job Title: Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager
Directorate: Director General and TMO
Contract: Maternity Cover, 12-month Fixed Term Contract, Full Time
Salary: £37450 to £39,600 per annum pro rata, inclusive of London Weighting
At the Royal British Legion, we believe in building on potential. As a Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager your ability to carry out the Legion’s public affairs and campaigning activities at the national level; to oversee the development and growth of a supporter network; to advise colleagues of relevant political developments of interest to the Legion, could have a real impact on people’s lives.
At its heart, RBL is a people organisation. People who want to do the very best for others, while at the same time making the most of the opportunities and experiences we offer them.
We are the country’s largest Armed Forces charity, with 210,000 members, 50,000 volunteers and a network of partners and charities; helping us give support wherever and whenever it’s needed.
As a Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager, you will be responsible for supporting the Head of Campaigns with the development of a clear framework for the identification and delivery of national campaigns, ensuring that campaigns safeguard the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant and, working with policy colleagues, reflect priorities that are both evidence-based and accountable.
If successful, the main duties of your role will be:
Covenant and, working with policy colleagues, reflect priorities that are both evidence-based and accountable.
To routinely monitor and evaluate the impact and performance of Legion campaigns and update Public Affairs and Public Policy colleagues and senior colleagues in other departments in a timely fashion on progress.
To support the Head of Campaigns with the development of a nationally focused engagement programme and, working with and through the Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer and Campaign Engagement and Mobilisation Officer, ensure this is implemented and evaluated effectively.
To identify, develop and maintain - in liaison with the Head of Campaigns - excellent working relationships with key national government influencers and target audiences, including but not limited to Parliamentarians, their advisers and staff; Select Committees; APPGs; Trade Unions; and think tanks.
To identify, develop and maintain – in liaison with the Head of Campaigns – good working relationships with relevant charity coalitions and forums.
To promote key Legion messages among internal and external stakeholders through the drafting and distribution of high-quality briefing papers, campaign materials, and impact reports; and the facilitation of and attendance at regular meetings.
To lead on the scoping and delivery of major national public affairs and campaigning events, including the Legion’s presence at the autumn party conferences, and oversee the successful delivery of other parliamentary events.
This role will involve hybrid working, travelling on some days (minimum of 2 per week) to our Head Office which is located at Haig House, 199 Borough High Street, London SE1 1AA, and working from home on other days.
About the Royal British Legion
Across the country, in every city and on every street, RBL is there to support our Armed Forces community.
It's this mission, this scale, this challenge and the values we all live by, that makes the RBL such a fulfilling place to thrive.
If you want to give your days meaning. To put your passion into a role with real impact. To support people and be supported yourself. In an inclusive team that faces every challenge together. Whatever your interests and ambitions, whatever your background, we think you’ll find a role here that works for you, with career opportunities right across the UK.
We believe that the compassion, understanding, and service we show each and every individual should be reflected in the way we all support, respect, and include every individual who works with us. We want everyone involved in our work or receiving our services, to feel proud to contribute to or be part of a diverse and inclusive organisation.
We recognise that we still have a long way to go to ensure that we make the RBL a truly great and inclusive organisation to work for and be part of so we have set out our commitments to provide a clear path to deliver this ambition. We will keep listening, learning, and sharing our progress and impact.
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Closing date for this role is: Sunday 5th June 2022
We reserve the right to close this vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and submit your application form as soon as possible.
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