Marie Curie seeks Public Affairs Officer
Public Affairs Officer
Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people with any terminal illness. The charity helps people living with a terminal illness and their families make the most of the time they have together by delivering expert hands-on care, emotional support, research and guidance.
This role is part of Marie Curie’s Policy and Public Affairs team based in our offices on Albert Embankment, London. The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, and with colleagues across the charity. The role offers an excellent opportunity for someone to develop their career in policy and public affairs in the third sector.
Marie Curie’s Policy & Public Affairs team is responsible for leading the Charity’s work to shape, develop and influence policy and services for people affected by terminal illness in the UK.
The Public Affairs Officer will provide support in driving forward the Charity’s mission, objectives, policy development and campaigning activities. The post holder will support the development of significant internal and external projects, initiatives and campaigns which seek to improve the care and support available to everyone with a terminal illness.
Working as part of a UK-wide team, this post will play a key role in ensuring that the organisation can deliver our strong policy and public affairs strategy. A key responsibility will be to support the development of projects and campaigns which increase awareness and understanding of the charity, our work, wider end of life care and the charitable sector.
We are looking for someone with excellent, effective and influential oral communications skills, including the ability to communicate, in person, with a wide variety of people and a range of organisations and public bodies as well as having excellent written communication skills enabling them to influence and promote MC’s policy messages in, blogs, articles and other publications and in government consultation responses. They must also have a good understanding of the structures and working of the UK Parliament as well as the ability to evidence knowledge of health and social care policy issues in England.
Closing date for applications: 15th December 2017