Senior Public Affairs Officer

Nuffield Foundation

  • Salary: Salary circa £35,000-£38,000 pa. Fixed term circa 12 months. Full-time (35 hours), but flexible, reduced hours considered.
  • Location: We're London based but will consider requests for home working for part of the week
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 8th Sep 2021 BST

Job Description

About the Nuffield Foundation

The Nuffield Foundation is an independent charitable trust with a mission to advance social well-being, to improve lives for individuals, families and communities within a just and inclusive society.

The role

We now have a unique and exciting opportunity for a Senior Public Affairs Officer to join us, initially for 12 months, to work closely with a newly appointed Head of Public Affairs across the whole organisation including the Nuffield Foundation, Ada Lovelace Institute, Nuffield Family Justice Observatory and Nuffield Council on Bioethics. 

Working with the Head of Public Affairs you will be responsible for helping to develop this function raising awareness of the work of all the individual organisations and delivering impact and influence amongst a broad range of stakeholders. You will support the development and implementation of policy and parliamentary engagement practices to promote the work of the Nuffield Foundation and its sponsored bodies, ensuring a targeted and consistent approach. The role will involve monitoring political and policy developments, adapting policy material and writing briefings as well as building relationships with relevant stakeholders including parliamentarians and policymakers.

For further information about the role, please click here to download the full job description.  

About You

Candidates must be self-motivated, with the ability to prioritise and organise a varied workload. You will have a background in public affairs, potentially working for a charity or a professional body with a good knowledge and understanding of the political and policy environment. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a proven ability to develop strategic relationships across a variety of stakeholders and a commitment to neutrality and ability to work across the political spectrum.

How to Apply

The closing date for applications is 11:59 am BST on Wednesday 8th September 2021, with interviews expected to take place w/c 20th September 2021. 

Please note that as part of the online application process you are required to respond to some questions relevant to this role, as well as needing to upload a copy of your CV.

The Nuffield Foundation funds a diverse range of projects. We are an employer that values diversity and supports inclusion. We are trying to increase the diversity of those who work with us and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Wed 8th Sep 2021

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