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What will I be doing? You will be supporting JDRF’s Public Affairs team by offering administrative support and conducting research. The public affairs team builds relationships with professional stakeholders to explain organisational policies and views on issues affecting those with type 1 diabetes. They also analyse government policy and look for ways of influencing legislation.
Suggested activities include:
How will this benefit me? This role provides a unique and sought after opportunity to work within the charity sector in the area of public affairs. It will give you the chance to:
When do you need me? Minimum 7 hours a week, more if possible.
Where is this role based? JDRF Head Office in Islington, London, with the possibility of home working.
What training will I receive? You’ll receive full training in parliamentary monitoring and general public affairs training with full support from the team.
What are my goals? Keep up to date with parliamentary monitoring, freeing up the time and capacity of the Senior Policy and Parliamentary Officer. Flag suitable opportunities for political engagement. Identify key messages from debates and keep the Senior Policy and Public Affairs Officer informed
What skills and attributes do I need?
What support is available to me? You will have a Staff Partner based in the office who will lead your training in public affairs and provide ongoing support. You’ll have regular check-ins with them about your role and the Volunteer Team will also be available to you for any support outside of the day-to-day activities of your role.
How will this benefit JDRF? Your support will help flag potential lobbying opportunities and raise the profile of JDRF. As a result, you will be helping to improve the lives of people living with type 1 and our mission to treat, prevent and cure type 1 diabetes.
Sounds great! How do I get involved? If you’re interested in applying, you’ll need to send us your CV and a covering letter highlighting experience and knowledge to specific skills required. Once we receive this, those shortlisted for the role will be invited for an interview, which we give us the opportunity to ask you a couple of questions and also give you the opportunity to ask us questions too. We want to make sure that this is the right role for you and that you’ll be happy providing this support.