COVID-19

Policy and Public Affairs Manager

Full Time

We Are With You

Policy and Public Affairs Manager Glasgow

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With You are recruiting for a Policy and Public Affairs Manager, to deliver the organisation’s policy and public affairs strategy and day-to-day policy and public affairs activity in Scotland. This role will work closely with senior managers, the policy and public affairs team and other key stakeholders to meet the organisation’s goals and drive policy change. This role will join our brand new Marketing and Communications directorate, an innovative team of people who are committed to raising the profile of With You and connecting with our stakeholders in new ways. If you are looking to join a forward thinking, values-driven charity, we’d love to hear from you.

This role is Fixed term until 31 March 2024. 

As part of this role, you will manage the development and delivery of evidence based policy research and policy positions, ensuring that this translates into valuable thought leadership and public affairs activities. Through your relationships with relevant ministers, parliamentarians, civil servants, policy makers, partner organisations and other external sector organisations, you will enable With You to influence the national policy agenda, helping to establish us as the go-to authoritative voice on all issues we work on. You will work with teams across the organisation to ensure that key policy and thought leadership outputs incorporate the insight of our staff and service users and that key messages are developed for our audiences. It is essential that you maintain a strong understanding of the Scottish policy landscape, by monitoring Scottish government and external policy and public affairs developments and providing expertise to the rest of the organisation on positioning and influencing opportunities.

The ability to think creatively and pragmatically is key for this role, along with demonstrable experience of producing engaging and relevant policy and public affairs content in a range of formats. You should possess strong research skills across a range of methodologies, along with an understanding of how to influence policy change, using both formal and informal routes. This is a busy team, with multiple priorities ongoing and huge plans for growth, so it’s important that you are highly organised and able to manage your time effectively. The postholder must be based in Scotland, with occasional travel required including overnight stays. A full job description is available on request. 

Essential Skills

  • Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline
  • Ability to think creatively and pragmatically about policy at both big picture and detailed implementation levels
  • Ability to produce engaging and relevant policy and public affairs content in a range of formats
  • Strong research skills across a range of methodologies
  • Understanding of how to influence policy change, using both formal and informal routes
  • A good understanding of the drug, alcohol and health policy landscape in Scotland
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and acute media and political judgement
  • Strong ability to plan work, manage performance and own development
  • High degree of analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to build effective relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong prioritisation skills with the ability to manage competing / conflicting demands
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Scotland location
  • Travel may be required, including occasional overnight stays
  • Ability to work flexible and unsocial hours as required
  • Commitment to the organisation’s Guiding Principles and Behaviours

Desired Skills

  • Masters degree in a relevant discipline
  • Experience working in government, or third sector
  • Experience working in a sector that works with vulnerable adults and young people

 

 

About Company

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

At We Are With You we work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year. 

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

We Are With You.

Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline
  • Ability to think creatively and pragmatically about policy at both big picture and detailed implementation levels
  • Ability to produce engaging and relevant policy and public affairs content in a range of formats
  • Strong research skills across a range of methodologies
  • Understanding of how to influence policy change, using both formal and informal routes
  • A good understanding of the drug, alcohol and health policy landscape in Scotland
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and acute media and political judgement
  • Strong ability to plan work, manage performance and own development
  • High degree of analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to build effective relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong prioritisation skills with the ability to manage competing / conflicting demands
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Scotland location
  • Travel may be required, including occasional overnight stays
  • Ability to work flexible and unsocial hours as required
  • Commitment to the organisation’s Guiding Principles and Behaviours

COVID-19 Policy and Public Affairs Manager Glasgow

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