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Cystic Fibrosis Trust seeks Public Affairs Officer

Cystic Fibrosis Trust  London, England, United Kingdom 9 Jun 2018

Job Description

Public Affairs Officer

Initially a fixed term contract for 3 months

Circa £25,710.00 plus benefits and flexible working

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is fighting for a life unlimited for everyone affected by the condition. Our mission is to create a world where everyone living with cystic fibrosis will be able to look forward to a long, healthy life.

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust has a fundamental story to tell, a story of a devastating genetic condition and the fight to lift the limits people with cystic fibrosis (CF) currently face. It’s the story of a mission to create a new future where everyone with cystic fibrosis can live a life unlimited by their condition.

The charity is at an exciting time as we prepare to take our fight further and wider than ever before. We’re campaigning to put cystic fibrosis on the government agenda and to raise awareness of CF around the country on a local and national level

We are looking for someone to influence politics and policies to improve the lives of people with CF and ensure they receive the treatments and support they need. While mainly focused on England, you will also work as part of the wider public affairs team covering the four UK nations.

You will inform decision makers about the impact of CF and build the profile of the work the Trust is doing to beat the condition; drive the needs of people with CF up the political agenda, developing relationships with politicians and policy-makers and provide briefings and undertaking proactive campaigning work in support of the Trust’s strategic priorities.

With demonstrable political experience and a working knowledge of UK Parliament  you will have a broad understanding of health policy and issues that affect people living with cystic fibrosis. Your well-developed interest in policy and public affairs and strong influencing skills will enable you to manage and build key stakeholder relationships.

This role offers the opportunity to divide your work between home and our head office based in Aldgate, Central London. There will , on occasions, also be the need to attend some meetings UK wide in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Application

If this is for you we would love to hear from you. Take a look at the full job description, complete the application and equal opportunities forms, and send your CV and a covering letter detailing your relevant experience to recruitment@cysticfibrosis.org.uk. The equal opportunities form will be separated from your application form prior to the selection process. The information you provide will be treated as sensitive data under the Data Protection Act 1998. Your assistance is appreciated.

Closing date for applications is 20 June 2018 with interviews to be held in Aldgate, London on 4 July 2018.

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