MS Society seeks Public Affairs Officer
Public Affairs Officer
At the MS Society, we make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.
Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund groundbreaking research and provide award-winning support and information.
Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.
About this job
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an outstanding External Relations team here at the MS Society.
The role will work with the team and across the organisation to ensure our public affairs activity is based upon the best and most up to date political insight, allowing us to maximize our influence in Westminster and Whitehall. You’ll work to ensure people with MS are supported to engage with Parliamentarians in Westminster and locally, as well as support the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for MS to run smoothly and efficiently.
This is an ideal role for those with some prior public affairs experience, excellent political knowledge, an interest in policies effecting disabled people and strong interpersonal skills.
The post holder will be armed with excellent negotiation and influencing skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with a variety of external and internal stakeholders. You will be joining the Society at an exciting stage of its development and this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a supportive and friendly team.
We offer 27 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays), a 35 hour working week, travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.
Completed applications are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Friday 12 January 2018 09:00am
Interview date: Friday 19 January 2018