Public Affairs Manager
About the role
We are currently recruiting for a Public Affairs Manager to work as part of the Sense Public Policy Team. The Public Affairs Manager will promote the interests of people with complex communication needs, to ensure they are represented at the highest levels. This opportunity is to work 37.5 hours per week at our Head Office in Kings Cross, London.
The successful candidate will devise and implement public affairs strategies, and support campaigns that deliver Sense's objectives. To achieve this you will build and maintain positive working relationships with opinion formers and decision makers from across the political spectrum.
Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, those with sensory impairments and those with complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.
Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.
Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.
We would like to hear from you if you have the ability to research, plan and organise effective strategies to engage and inform parliamentarians about key public policy issues.
A key part of the role will be building relationships with a wide range of parliamentarians and working in partnership to effect change. Therefore, a demonstrable track record of influencing national organisations and evidence of building positive relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders is essential.
We are looking for someone who has creative ideas about how to get messages across to key decision makers and has the passion and commitment to delivering positive change in the lives of deafblind people. The successful candidate should be a highly proactive and motivated person, who is able to work independently and collaborate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.
Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.