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Campaigns & Public Affairs Assistant

Policy & Influencing

Location:  Hybrid working in London (4 days per month in the office)
Salary:  £23,175 per annum, increasing to £23,825 after 6 months and £24,450 after 12 months
Permanent, Full Time
Closing Date:  Sunday 04 December 2022
Reference:  X116-22

Independent Age is a national charity providing support for older people facing financial hardship. We offer free and impartial advice and information, grants for community organisations, and connection services. In addition, we use the knowledge and understanding gained from our frontline services to highlight the issues experienced by older people who are facing financial insecurity. 

This is an exciting time to join Independent Age as we work to 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 an enthusiastic Campaigns and Public Affairs Assistant to join our ambitious team. Working within both the Campaigns team and the Public Affairs team, we’re seeking someone who is highly motivated, organised and dynamic, and who can work with colleagues across the organisation to make positive change happen for people in later life facing financial hardship.

Alongside excellent organisational skills and the ability to communicate well, both written and verbally, you will have a passion for achieving policy change with and for older people which improves their lives, and an interest in learning more about doing this through campaigning and public affairs work.

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

We champion inclusion and celebrate diversity within and outside to create a culture where everyone knows that they belong and can bring their whole self to work. We encourage applications from all 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 offer great benefits including 28 days annual leave plus public holidays, a generous pension scheme with life assurance, and fantastic learning and development opportunities. 

We know that a good work life balance helps us perform at our best and supports wellbeing. A full-time role is 35 hours a week which can be worked over five days or we offer a 9 day fortnight option where 70 hours are worked over each two week period with a non-working day every other Friday. Flexible working hours and hybrid working is standard for everyone. But if you need a different form of flexibility, we are happy to talk flexible working. As part of our commitment to supporting colleagues in balancing their work and family life, and to supporting parents, soon to be parents or colleagues who have other caring responsibilities, we also offer a number of enhanced leave provisions and benefits. 

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 take place remotely on Tuesday 13 December.

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