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Senior External Affairs Manager

Senior External Affairs Manager

  • Location:

    West London, London

  • Sector:

    Public Affairs

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  • Salary:

    £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Mark Childs

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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TPP is currently working with an international cancer charity. They are looking to hire a Senior External Relations Manager.

This is a new post created through both the re-organisation and merging of functions. You will report into the Head of Engagement & Communications and will be responsible for leading on our client's external affairs and communications work, to position them as a leading player in the healthcare sector.

Your duties and responsibilities will include :

  • Leading a busy press office, managing proactive and reactive PR activity.

  • Managing a small team of staff to draft and issue press releases covering all aspects of our client's work including donor recruitment and fundraising activity.

  • Overseeing the development and delivery of a public affairs, lobbying and influencing programme that positions our client as a leading organisation in their sector.

  • Provide strategic advice and guidance to senior leadership regarding potential impact of major public policy and regulatory issues likely to affect our client.

  • Representing our client in discussions with Government officials, special advisers, members of parliaments and assemblies of the four nations of the UK.

Your experience will include

  • Over 5 years' demonstrable experience in a similar broad-based external affairs or PR/Communications role (including agency management and internal communications), ideally within the charity sector.

  • Clear experience of issues management and working in dynamic public affairs environment,

  • In depth understanding of the public policy development process and the workings of relevant UK and European institutions.

  • Experience of working within a busy press office, proactively seeking opportunities and pitching stories.

  • Proven experience of developing and implementing campaign plans.

  • Previous line management experience.