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CB21, Cambridge 7.6 miles
Circa £28,000 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make life-changing breakthroughs possible.

Are you looking for an exciting public affairs role that will see you influencing the political landscape to help drive progress towards life-changing treatments for dementia and make breakthroughs possible?

The person appointed to this newly created post of Public Affairs Officer will join our policy and public affairs team to help drive forward our public affairs programme, expanding our capacity to engage and influence key political stakeholders with the mission of bringing about life-changing treatments for dementia by 2025.

The successful candidate will join a small, dynamic and creative team who are leading engagement and policy work in this field.  We are thought leaders who are shaping and influencing the future dementia research landscape.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in public affairs and will be a hard-working team player.  We need someone who can form positive relationships both internally and externally and who can help Alzheimer’s Research UK drive real change for people with dementia.   

Main duties and responsibilities of the role:

  • Work with Public Affairs Team to help further develop and implement the public affairs plan.
  • Identify, develop and deliver proactive and reactive parliamentary activity to grow ARUK’s network of engaged, informed and supportive political stakeholders.
  • Work across the policy and public affairs team to assist in developing tailored briefings and materials to further ARUK’s policy and public affairs ambitions.
  • Keep abreast of the dementia research and political environments from national and international perspectives and use intelligence and insight to help inform the team’s work and direction.
  • Provide analysis and insight on relevant legislation and policy guidance to help further and inform ARUK’s policy and public affairs work.
  • To prepare parliamentary briefs, develop submissions for parliamentary questions and other opportunities presented through the parliamentary system.
  • Lead on gathering information to measure our public affairs impact and report regularly, including across the organisation and up to Directors
  • Work with the policy, public affairs and communications team to help deliver public campaigns and campaign messaging focused on ARUK policy objectives and help shape these messages for a political audience.
  • Work with the communications team to help develop digital public affairs opportunities.
  • Planning and coordinating parliamentary events and conferences focused around ARUK key policy and public affairs objectives.
  • Represent ARUK at parliamentary and other events and conferences, including national party conferences.
  • Co-ordinate and attend meetings with parliamentarians and stakeholders alongside senior staff and to provide briefings for staff.
  • Liaise with staff, scientists, supporters and stakeholders at all levels.

What we are looking for:

  • Educated to A Level or equivalent
  • Excellent knowledge of the UK political system
  • Experience of working in public affairs
  • Excellent personal communication skills, with the ability to communicate with people at all levels face to face and on the phone
  • Ability to write professionally, with an ability to adapt communications for different audiences
  • Ability to work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload
  • Confident working with computers – good knowledge of Word, Excel and outlook
  • Experience of building positive relationships with influencers or supporters
  • Professional and hard-working team player

Location: Granta Park, near Cambridge.

Salary: Circa £28,000 per annum, plus benefits

Please download the Vacancy Pack for more details.

The closing date for applications is the 26th January 2020, with interviews to be held on the 6th February 2020. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are unable to attend on this date.

In order to be considered, please create an online account using our Online Recruitment System which can be accessed through our Job Vacancies Page. You will be able to attach a CV and covering letter to your application, track your application and view other vacancies that may be of interest.

To view further details about this role and the benefits of working for us please visit the Alzheimer’s Research UK website.

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Posted on: 02 January 2020
Closing date: 26 January 2020
Job ref: PAO/19/76
Tags: Campaigning,Project Management
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