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Age UK seeks Campaigns and Public Affairs Support Officer

Age UK 2-3y Junior Level  London, England, United Kingdom 9 Jan 2018

Job Description

Campaigns and Public Affairs Support Officer

At Age UK, we are looking to recruit a Campaigns and Public Affairs Support Officer to join our Influencing division in London. You will play a vital role in supporting the External Affairs team to deliver effective campaigns and public affairs activities which change the lives of older people.

This is a fantastic and varied role for someone looking for a solid grounding in public affairs and campaigning within the charity sector, along with a valuable opportunity to create demonstrable change to people’s lives.

Main Duties

  • Work across the department, the charity and the group to support the delivery of effective campaigns and public affairs activities.
  • Liaise with a range of external stakeholders to deliver campaigns and public affairs strategies. This will include organising events, MP/ministerial visits or focus groups to ensure older people get their voices heard.
  • Ensure that information on our campaigns and public affairs activity is communicated effectively to all stakeholders. This will include writing a weekly campaigns newsletter, managing our Twitter account and writing email to campaigners.
  • Support Age UK’s influencing objectives by assisting in the delivery of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Ageing and Older People.
  • Help to measure whether our campaigns and public affairs work has been successful.

For a full list of role responsibilities, please refer to the JOB PACK.

Your profile

  • Knowledge or interest in campaigning and public affairs
  • Experience of developing a project plan and seeing activities through to a successful conclusion
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good organisational skills and ability to prioritise workloads and competing demands

Age UK has a vision of a world in which older people flourish. We aim to improve later life for everyone through our services, advice, campaigns, products, training and research.

We offer a range of benefits including:

  • 26 days annual holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Competitive pension with employer contribution of up to 9%
  • BUPA Cash Plan
  • Cycle scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Life insurance
  • Staff perks discounts
  • Learning and development schemes

Closing Date : 16/01/2018


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