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Public Affairs Officer

Policy & Influencing

Location:  Hybrid working in London
Salary:  £28,000 per annum
Full Time / Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 06 December 2021
Reference:  X073-21

Independent Age works to ensure that as we grow older, we all have the opportunity to live well with dignity, choice and purpose.  To achieve this we provide information, advice and connection services for older people; campaign on the issues that matter most to them around health and care, poverty and loneliness and provide capacity building support to others working in the sector.

This is an exciting time to join Independent Age as we work on our ambitious strategy for 2021 – 2023 and increase our profile, impact and reach so more people can live a happy, connected and purposeful later life.  We want to find talented individuals from diverse backgrounds to join us on this journey.

We are looking for a dynamic Public Affairs Officer to join our motivated team. The successful candidate will ensure that Independent Age’s policy positions and campaigns are effectively communicated to government and parliamentarians. They will create opportunities to amplify the voices of older people in Parliament through a range of mechanisms, and secure support for our policy calls across a wide group of stakeholders.

You should have a strong working knowledge of the current political landscape and experience of engaging with different levels of government and Parliament. The ability to communicate (written and verbal) in a clear, accurate and convincing way for a range of audiences is essential for this role. 

At Independent Age we live by our values. We are purpose-driven; compassionate; expert; collaborative; accountable; inclusive.

We champion inclusion and celebrate diversity within and outside our charity to create a culture where everyone knows that they belong and can bring their whole self to work. We hire from a variety of backgrounds as we know this makes our charity stronger. If you are passionate about our cause, share our values and believe you have the skills for this role, then we’d love to meet you. 

We know that a good work life balance helps us perform at our best, so we provide support to attain this with flexible working hours and regular remote working opportunities’. We also offer great benefits including 28 days annual leave plus public holidays, a generous pension scheme with life assurance and fantastic learning and development opportunities.

Independent Age is committed to safeguarding and follow Safer Recruitment practices to ensure we are safeguarding those we work with. We therefore ask that you supply your full work history with explanations for any gaps in the application documents you submit and if offered the post, we will require two employment references including your current or most recent employer. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter detailing how your skills and experience meet the criteria within the Job Description and Person Specification, along with your CV, by clicking the Apply Online button below.  

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 14 December.

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