Regional Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: London

Salary: £25,300 - £30,459 (depending on skills and experience) + London allowance of £3,600 (if applicable)

Working Hours: 35 Per week

Closing Date: 30 September 2019

Interview Date: 10th October 2019 in London


Regional Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer

Reference number: VAC16594

Office Location: London or Home based

Area role covers: South East of England (Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire)

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 5pm on the closing date.

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

About the role

The Regional Public Affairs and Campaigns Team leads on the delivery of Alzheimer’s Society’s campaigns and public affairs activity at a regional and local level. We work to deliver local policy change to improve the lives and experiences of people affected by dementia.

As Regional Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer, you will be responsible for delivering our ambitious programme of campaigning and influencing work across the South West of England region. This will include identifying and exploiting opportunities to influence policy, practice and attitudes at the local and regional levels. You will raise the awareness and profile of the work of Alzheimer’s Society by identifying and building strong relationships with key local stakeholders, as well as mapping and analysing target audiences, writing briefings, and organising meetings and events.

You will work closely with other teams across the organisation to maximise our impact and influence to ensure dementia is a priority issue among key decision-makers and to affect positive structural change for people affected by dementia. Travel across the South East of England region and on occasion to London will be required (if not London-based).

About you

We are looking for a proactive individual, with experience of building relationships with a variety of external stakeholders. You will have a good understanding of local and regional government, as well as the health and social care systems in England. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, and you will have experience of influencing politicians and/or delivering campaigns.

If you have this experience and expertise, and a belief that we can make a real and lasting change for everyone affected by dementia, then we’d love to hear from you.  We also have various learning programs to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society. 

You may have experience of the following: Public Affairs Officer, Senior Public Affairs Officer, Campaigns Officer, Policy Officer, Political Assistant, Government Policy, Local Government, Community Engagement, Public Relations Officer, Communications Advisor, Communications Officer, Charity, Charities, NFP, Not for Profit, NFP, Third Sector, etc. 

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely. All contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society. 

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

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