aruk-logo-2015Policy Officer at Arthritis Research UK

Our Policy & Public Affairs team has a vital role in driving forward Arthritis Research UK’s aim of achieving a tangible, positive change in the quality of life for people with arthritis. We influence policy by identifying factors that must change to make a positive difference for people with arthritis. We are looking for an enthusiastic and flexible Policy Officer to join the team. You will be responsible for work including:

  • Developing evidence-based policy across our priority areas.
  • Leading on commissioned projects within our priority areas.
  • Building relationships with policy makers and sector stakeholders.

You will have:

  • Experience gained from recent work within a policy team.
  • A good understanding of current health and social care and/or work and welfare policy.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, analytic and research skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.

For more information see our Work for us page; the closing date for applications is Wednesday 17 February.

To discuss this role please contact Laura:  l.boothman@arthritisresearchuk.org ; 0207 307 2260.

 

Public Affairs Manager at Arthritis Research UK

Arthritis Research UK has established a strong and growing reputation for our public affairs work. We have recently begun campaigning for the first time with our ‘Arthritis Champion’ and ‘No Time to Lose’ campaigns, and are beginning to roll out our influencing activities in Scotland with support from a public affairs agency. This is therefore an exciting time to join both the team and the charity. We are looking for an enthusiastic and flexible Public Affairs Manager to join the team. You will be responsible for work including:

  • Managing the charity’s public affairs activities, including developing influencing strategies and stakeholder engagement plans.
  • Overseeing a programme of events to raise the charity’s profile in Westminster and beyond.
  • Managing the Campaigns Officer and a Policy and Public Affairs Assistant.
  • Ensuring we have effective and engaging campaigns.
  • Facilitating the development of our strategy towards influencing activities in the devolved nations.

You will have:

  • Good experience of working within a policy and/or public affairs environment in health and social care.
  • Excellent experience and demonstrable ability of developing successful influencing strategies.
  • Good understanding of the health and social care environment.
  • Strong experience of building good working relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Good experience of organising events and project management.

For more information see our Work for us page; the closing date for applications is Wednesday 17 February.

To discuss this role please contact Tracey:  t.loftis@arthritisresearchuk.org ; 020 7307 2244.

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