External Affairs Officer

External Affairs Officer, joining a rapidly growing International Health Charity, based in London.

As the External Affairs Officer, working with the Senior External Affairs Manager, you will support the UK's external affairs and communications work to position the charity as an influential player in the cancer and wider healthcare sector.

Responsible for external affairs research, planning and delivery that will enable the charity to reach and engage public audiences and the healthcare professional sector.

Lead on engagement with health-related policy makers, opinion leaders and influencers, either within the health service, government/parliament and/or the civil service.

  • Regularly review and report on the impact of public policy. Drafting papers with the steps to minimise the impact or maximise the benefits of public policy and regulatory issues.
  • Lead on briefing materials for senior leadership's engagement with ministers, senior politicians, civil servants, and other key policy-makers
  • Develop high-quality written submissions to government departments, parliamentary select committees, regulators and other relevant bodies.
  • Research political, social and business environments to identify issues and opportunities to engage with policy makers, the healthcare sector and other stakeholders
  • Work with the Senior External Affairs Manager to deliver a stakeholder engagement communications plan

Our client is looking for an experienced External Affairs Officer who has demonstrable experience in an external/public affairs or lobbying/influencing role, ideally within the charity sector.

  • Proven experience of influencing change in public policy within a dynamic public affairs environment.
  • In depth understanding of public policy development process, excellent knowledge of UK and European institutions (as relevant to the healthcare sector).
  • High-quality written skills in drafting material for use by regulators, senior executives or politicians, including key messages, reports and proposals.

Job details

  • £32,000 - £35,000 Per
  • London
  • Head Office
  • Ref: HQ0045963
  • Posted: 21.11.2020
  • Closes: 21.12.2020

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