Public Affairs Officer

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Home Worker - England and Wales

Salary: £25,806 - £28,181 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) (+ London Allowance of £3,600 if applicable)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 05 August 2021

Interview Date: Friday 13 August (via Zoom)

Contact: Tom Redfearn -

Public Affairs Officer

Reference number:  VAC2404

Office Location: Home-based in England. Once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, the role will require regular travel to Westminster.

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 23.59 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 Public Affairs Officer will play a crucial part in raising the profile of dementia in the political arena, among civil servants and among opinion formers working in the health and social care and research fields.

Working as part of our Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns Directorate, you will provide specialist knowledge of Parliament and Whitehall to ensure Alzheimer’s Society maximises its influencing opportunities and you will help us to deliver the Society’s parliamentary strategy.

About you
You will use your expertise to build relationships with Parliamentarians, the Government and Opposition and external partners, and you will advise on tactics for engaging with them. You will work closely with colleagues from different teams across our organisation to ensure a high-quality impact for our integrated local and national public affairs and campaigning activity.

You will have excellent knowledge of the UK political system, parliamentary structures and the range of mechanisms for accessing MPs and Peers, and significant experience in a public affairs or parliamentary related role. We are looking for a proactive individual who is able to build excellent internal and external relationships and who is committed to ending the inequity facing people affected by dementia.

You may have experience of the following: Public Affairs Officer, Public Relations, Policy Officer, PR, Publicity Officer, Not for Profit, Third Sector, Government Policy, Corporate Communications, Communications Officer, Charity, Charities, NFP, Public Relations, 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).

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