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Policy and Public Affairs Officer

Full Time

We Are With You

Policy and Public Affairs Officer London

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Are you passionate about working with others to achieve organisational goals? Do you have an interest in influencing policy change using both formal and informal routes? Do you have experience in working closely with key stakeholders to ensure policies are effectively implemented? If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you to understand how you might be able to support the fantastic work we do here at We Are With You.

As our Policy and Public Affairs Officer, you will be responsible for delivering the organisation’s policy and public affairs strategy and day-to-day policy and public affairs activity. This will involve you working together with the policy team, the media team and other key stakeholders to meet the organisation’s goals and drive policy change.

You will work closely with relevant teams to deliver a range of key stakeholder influencing events and activities, as well as developing and delivering public affairs activities to influence the priority issues we are working on. You will also deliver internal policy communications, maintaining and promoting policy work internally, and ensuring policy and influencing will be integrated throughout the organisation.

You will work with relevant colleagues to respond to relevant government and non-government policy consultations and submissions and support the development and delivery of evidence based policy research and policy positions.

This role with involve you working closely with the media team to produce insight, reaction, and evidence-based policy recommendations for external audiences on a range of issues. You will also liaise with colleagues to undertake and support the organisations relationship management systems and stakeholder mapping processes. 

You will monitor government and external policy and public affairs developments around the issues we work on, maintaining a strong understanding of the policy landscape. This will involve you supporting the delivery of policy and advocacy activity to support the organisations public-facing campaigns and work with key external stakeholders, including parliamentarians, civil servants, commissioners and other relevant bodies and organisations in delivering our policy and public affairs objectives.

 

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Please note this position is Home Based, with the opportunity to work within the Head Office.
This is a Fixed Term post for 12 Months.

Essential Skills

  • Knowledge and qualification in a relevant vocational or specialist field (NVQ Level 4) or equivalent experience
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ability to work flexible and unsocial hours as required
  • Regular travel required, including occasional overnight stays
  • Commitment to We Are With You’s guiding principles and behaviours

Desired Skills

  • Bachelor degree
  • Experience working in government, or third sector
  • Experience working in a sector that works with vulnerable adults and young people
  • London location

 

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

  • Knowledge and qualification in a relevant vocational or specialist field (NVQ Level 4) or equivalent experience
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ability to work flexible and unsocial hours as required
  • Regular travel required, including occasional overnight stays
  • Commitment to We Are With You’s guiding principles and behaviours

COVID-19 Policy and Public Affairs Officer London

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