Regional Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer (North West)

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Home based - North West England area

Salary: £25,806 - £28,181 - actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 24 October 2021

Interview Date: 3 or 4 november

Contact: Rosemary Brotchie - rosemary.brotchie@alzheimers.org.uk

Regional Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer (North West)

Reference number: VAC2608

Area role covers: North West England region (Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside, Cumbria and Lancashire)

Location: Homebased in North West England Area

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 public affairs and campaigns 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 influencing work across North West of England. This will include identifying and maximising 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 and attending 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 change for people affected by dementia. Travel across the North West of England region will be required.

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. 

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.

Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities. 

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, 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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Please note, that for home-working roles, we require a reliable WiFi connection and a minimum 10Mb/s broadband.  For our home-working employees, we currently offer a home-working allowance of £16 pounds a month (full-time)

If you’re experiencing problems applying for this role please contact recruitment@alzheimers.org.uk

Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do. This means ensuring our recruitment processes are barrier-free and inclusive as possible to everyone. We will make adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application process, please contact us at recruitment@alzheimers.org.uk.

Please note: Some of our roles may require a criminal records check. You can find our policy here.

 

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