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Public Affairs Manager

Public Affairs Manager

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Communications, MarComms & Digital, Policy

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  • Salary:

    £34000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + Additional benefits

  • Contact:

    Leighton Davy

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Are you working in Public Affairs and want to work for a charity where you can see how your work makes a positive day-to day impact in the lives of thousands of people every day?

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Public Affairs Manager to join The Jo Cox Foundation who are an influential national charity whose key aims are to build a positive legacy for the late Jo Cox MP through the work that she was passionate about and that they continue to do.

They are looking for someone who will lead on engaging policy makers, elected representatives, and other decision makers to promote the charity's work and influence change. This will include advocating key campaigns and initiatives, such as building stronger communities, tackling loneliness, reducing abuse and intimidation in public life and promoting the political empowerment of women in countries around the world.

The Jo Cox Foundation is an organisation truly committed to promoting diversity and inclusion both within their staff team and their community programmes and actively encourage applicants from people of all backgrounds.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • As Public Affairs Manager, you will play a key role in developing their political outreach strategy, working in partnership with other senior stakeholders

  • You will identify and map key political stakeholders in the UK, prioritising those of key importance for their organisation based on areas of geographic focus and key subject focus areas

  • Leading on planning proactive engagement with policy makers, including local government, MPs and Lords

  • You will lead on the organisational outreach to political stakeholders, including building and maintaining relationships with key individuals and staff teams

  • Working with other key stakeholders to identify areas of collaborative advocacy and campaign work

  • Tracking all engagements with policy makers

Your experience will include:

  • A genuine commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

  • As Public Affairs Manager, you will have a good understanding of the UK political environment, local and national government structures, and decision-making

  • Experience of building and maintaining relationships with key public affairs stakeholders.

  • Ability to communicate clearly, succinctly and in a manner that appeals to a wide audience, including the ability to explain complex topics with ease

  • Comprehension of how to achieve policy change

This is a great opportunity for someone that wants to make a real difference to the lives of individuals and wider communities both nationally and internationally by continuing the great work that was important to Jo Cox and to honour her legacy for years to come.

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and 500 word cover letter which highlights how your experience and skills relate specifically to this role and why you would like to work for The Jo Cox Foundation.

The closing date for applications is 29th of April and interviews will commence the following week.

The Jo Cox Foundation is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity to ensure that they reflect the full breadth of people they aim to support and can fulfil the vision of a kinder, more compassionate society where every individual has a sense of belonging.

People from minority ethnic communities and people who have a disability are currently underrepresented in the organisation and therefore they would particularly welcome applications from these groups.

Job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation (Protected Characteristics). To ensure that this is done, we will use an anonymous recruitment process where we will remove any identifying factors from CV's and applications

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.