BMA Wales

Senior Public Affairs Officer, £41,848.32

Closes 17 November 2019

We are looking for a skilled communicator with excellent influencing skills, to play a key role in promoting the BMA’s voice in Wales, to carry out high level public affairs and engagement work. The Senior Public Affairs Officer should have strong political acumen, and a demonstrable, in-depth understanding of current health policy and the political landscape in Wales. Sound political judgement is necessary along with the ability to interpret complex information and identify risks and opportunities.

Our ideal candidate will have:

Professional experience of public affairs activities, including the direct lobbying of politicians
Proven ability of developing and delivering effective public affairs campaigns and achieving clear policy influencing objectives
In-depth knowledge of Welsh legislative procedures and understanding of policy-making processes and lobbying opportunities
Established contacts with AMs and their staff across all parties, and stakeholders
Excellent political awareness
Good understanding of health-related policy and trade union functions
Excellent verbal and written communication skills for a variety of communication outputs such as briefings, senior level correspondence and internal documents
Ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy, influencing and negotiating skills in dealing with politicians and their support staff and external stakeholders
Excellent research and analytical skills (e.g. analysing legislation and policy documents)
Ability to prioritise and manage own workload effectively including the organisation and planning of work
Ability to adapt and be flexible to emerging situations
IT literacy in Microsoft Office
Educated to degree level.

In return you will receive:

27 days holidays (increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service) plus 1 company day and public holidays
Double matching pension contributions up to 12% of salary
Season Ticket Loan (up to £10,000) after completion of probationary period
Additional Flexible benefits.

To apply for the vacancy, please forward your CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the criteria above.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 21 November 2019.

The British Medical Association is the professional association and trade union for doctors and medical students in the UK.

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