Shaw Trust seeks Policy Public Affairs Manager
Policy Public Affairs Manager
Who are we?
Shaw Trust is a progressive charity on an exciting journey to help five times more people over the next five years. For over 30 years we have supported disabled and disadvantaged people to make positive changes to their lives through training and employment, and our ambitious plans need the right people to help us transform many more lives, in many more ways.
What we do is exciting, fulfilling and diverse and it’s about to get even better. As well as employment services, we work with kids in schools, help offenders in prisons, and empower people to take part in activities that many of us would take for granted.
Working with us gives you far more benefits than a standard package; it gives you the chance to help turn someone’s life around.
What we need
Your role will be to lead our policy and public affairs work by producing evidence-based policy and research work which puts the voice of our service users at its heart. You will use this research to produce industry leading policy and research work, and build relationships with key stakeholders and government, to drive change and create clear policy and lobbying positions on key issues affecting Shaw Trust.
You will also manage public affairs opportunities such as our presence at party political conferences, as well as managing landmark political activities such as select committee appearances and policy launches.
This is a challenging and rewarding role, which will require you to have a high level of understanding and practical experience of political systems and processes in the UK, and a genuine interest in and extensive knowledge of social policy and of developing and implementing policy and public affairs.
With excellent communication skills and line management ability, you will be able to multi-task and manage multiple deadlines and will have a flexible and innovative approach to your role.
Shaw Trust offers excellent benefits and development opportunities.
Closing date: 24 January 2018.