Public Affairs Officer

  • Location: Bristol (Remote Working - Travel 1 Day a Month)
  • Salary: £30,000
  • Ref: OC-2111-8074
  • 2021-11-23T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield
  • Permanent

A meaningful public affairs and policy opportunity in a niche child health and support charity

Public Affairs and Policy Officer

Commutable distance from Together for Short Lives’ office (Suite 1b, Whitefriars, Lewins Mead, Bristol, BS1 2NT) or central London.

Full time (35 hours per week) but will consider part time (no less than 30 hours per week)
Are you passionate about transforming the lives of seriously ill babies, children and young people across the UK? Join us and use your influencing skills to help children and their families access the best possible palliative care.

About us
Together for Short Lives is here to help families caring for a seriously ill child make the most of every moment together. We are the leading charity for the 99,000 babies, children, and young people in the UK with a life-limiting or terminal condition. We champion, improve and support children’s palliative care services, professionals, and children’s hospices to help families get the very best care and support they can.

About you
As our Public Affairs and Policy Officer, you will engage with politicians, officials and other policy makers at national, regional and local levels across the UK. You will bring the voices of young people, families and children’s palliative care services to the UK’s governments, parliaments and to the NHS. You will collate, analyse and report evidence from families, services and public bodies to make a stronger case for action. Your knowledge and expertise in politics and the way governments work will help families and services understand what new policy developments mean for them.

What we offer
We offer a great reward package, which includes generous annual leave entitlement, pension scheme and a staff assistance programme. Our offices are in central Bristol with easy access to public transport, shopping and gyms.
We are always looking for talented people and welcome people regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief and sexual orientation. However, we particularly encourage applications from those with disabilities or from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are underrepresented throughout the charity sector.

To apply, please submit your CV along with a cover letter in support. 

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