Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • Circa £29,500
  • Homebased, Scotland
  • Closing 15th August 2021


  • Advertised from 22nd July 2021
  • 35 hours per week
  • CE58

Role

Stroke Association. Rebuilding lives after stroke.

When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. That’s because a stroke happens in the brain, the control centre for who we are and what we can do. It happens every five minutes in the UK and changes lives instantly. Recovery is tough, but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, the brain can adapt.

We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there.

We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.

We’re working to improve the diversity of our team. Because we know that individuality leads to a richer experience for our people and better support for those affected by stroke.

We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. And we’re particularly looking to increase the number of applications from those with lived experience of stroke and those from under-represented communities.

Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join our team.

In 2019, we developed a bold new corporate strategy so that we can rebuild more lives after stroke and make a bigger difference to people’s lives.

To help us deliver our strategy and make a real difference, we are looking to recruit talented people to a number of new roles.

If you would like to support stroke survivors to rebuild their lives, we want to hear from you!

We’re looking for a skilled, enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Policy and Influencing team as our Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer in Scotland.

Reporting to the Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager, and working very closely with the nation-specific Policy and Influencing Lead, you will deliver our organisation’s integrated public affairs and campaigning activity for Scotland. You will plan, develop and deliver effective and strategic influencing activity to help achieve our team objectives on key issues impacting people affected by stroke.

Key responsibilities will include:

• delivering public affairs activity and stakeholder engagement to support the organisation’s influencing priorities

• tracking and logging stakeholder contact and take primary responsibility for the management of political stakeholders

• providing political monitoring and horizon scanning

• planning and implementing campaigns and advocacy activity – both online and offline - that help to secure long-term improvements for those affected by stroke

• attending, and supporting others to attend, meetings and events representing the Stroke Association, including developing high-quality briefings

• spending a significant proportion of their time supporting UK-wide public affairs and campaigns activity too

You will have:

• Some experience of national or local level influencing, campaigning and advocacy

• A solid understanding of the Scottish political and health context

• Experience of undertaking policy analysis and horizon-scanning

• And ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience of developing briefings for a range of audiences

Find out more in the role profile.

To fulfil the role you must adobe and have the right to work in the U.K,

Application notes

To apply email: charlotte.nicholls@stroke.org.uk. Please submit your CV and a covering letter of no more than two pages demonstrating how you meet the person specification and what you bring to the role in terms of your skills and experience. Please state any preferences for flexible options in your covering letter.

Closing Date: 15 August 2021 | Interview Date: Week commencing 23 August 2021

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic interviews will be held via video conferencing. Please let us know if this will present any challenges when you email your application.


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