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Senior Policy & Public Affairs Officer (Office or Home Based)

Project / Policy
South England
Permanent, Full Time
£31,000 to £31,000 per annum
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We are working with a sight loss charity whose research programme is focused on finding new treatments and a cure to this disease forever.

In this new role crucial, very busy, outward-facing role you will be at the heart of the charitys diverse network and their ongoing collaborative efforts to bring about fundamental changes

You dont need to be an expert on the issues of the charity but you do need to have an understanding of political economy, sharp political analysis and experience of policy and/or communications work in the not-for-profit sector.

This role can be office or Home Based. If based from home - regular travel to the office will be required, at a minimum twice per month.

The Role
Research, write, draft and edit materials, including responses to Government consultations and parliamentary inquiries, policy briefing papers, research reports and advocacy letters.
Represent the charity in advocacy meetings with government, civil servants, parliamentarians and other policy-makers.
Maintain detailed knowledge/understanding of health/vision landscape including evolving structure of NHS and local/national organisation delivering relevant services.
Write and sell-in press releases relating to policy work
Source & generate content to the website and social media channels
Review and analyse key data in relation to diagnosis, care and treatment for people with macular disease;

The Candidate
Experience of policy, advocacy or research relating to disability and/or health & social care.
Absolute commitment to progressive political change on human rights and corporate accountability
Passion and understanding of the key issues of concern to blind and partially sighted people in relation to policy
Good knowledge of disability and equal opportunity rights.
Knowledge and understanding of health policy and structures in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Understanding of how data and evidence can support policy campaigns.
Experience of responding to government/ select committee consultations.
Experience of involving people with a condition in policy work
Outstanding communications skills, written and spoken, with consistent attention to detail
Previous experience of writing for external publication and simply communicating complex concepts and technical information;


Our aim is to respond to all successful applications within 5 days. If you havent been contacted within 5 days your application has been unsuccessful and your details will not be held further but we positively encourage you to apply for any other positions that you may see in the future.

We apologise that we cannot contact everybody in person but thank you in advance for your interest.

Third Solutions encourages applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Third Solutions acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003.

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