Alzheimers’ Society

Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer

Reference number:        VAC16321

Area role covers:           Wales

Contract type:                Fixed Term Contract until 24/08/2020 (Maternity Cover)

Please note this role will close at 23:59PM.

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

About the role

The Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer will develop and support the public affairs and campaigning activity in Wales. They will play a part in the development and delivery of the Society’s parliamentary engagement strategy, with the objective that dementia is on the political agenda for politicians, opinion leaders and decision makers and ensuring that the organisation maximises its influencing opportunities.

About you

You will have an excellent knowledge of the Welsh political system and Assembly structures as well as significant experience in a campaigns/policy/parliamentary related role. An understanding of the issues faced by people affected by dementia as well as the health and social care policy environment in Wales would be beneficial. You will have excellent oral and written communication skills and significant experience in devising and managing well-focussed campaigns and public affairs activity.

The Society’s ‘New Deal on Society’ pledges to change the public conversation on dementia and influence Government, health and social care to deliver information, support and care that will enable and empower people affected by dementia to feel fully accepted and supported. We are looking for someone who will unite with us to end the inequity faced by people affected by dementia.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people’s lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely. All contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer’s Society.

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

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