Published: 15 June 2012

Parliamentary and public affairs advisor

Reporting to:

Head of policy and external relations

Role purpose:

To take forward and implement the charity’s public affairs and parliamentary activities, and coordinate involvement activities with our stakeholders; identifying opportunities to influence policy development, legislation and service provision in line with agreed objectives

Key responsibilities:

  • Working alongside relevant policy staff, proactively identify opportunities to influence party political debates, legislation and select committees in relation to our work
  • Ensure a coordinated approach to our parliamentary work at Westminster and locally
  • Support submissions to parliamentary inquiries (e.g. Select Committees)
  • Draft correspondence and briefings for parliamentarians
  • Ensure the views of our stakeholders are fully reflected in the charity’s parliamentary activity
  • Work alongside the Head of Policy and Service Improvement to implement an agreed political contacts programme
  • Update the charity’s parliamentary database
  • Identify and develop effective links with key parliamentarians, influencers and decision makers whose remit may impact the sphere of our work, including, senior civil servants etc
  • Contribute positively to the Directorate and team meetings, team working and implementing organisational priorities
  • Ensure the involvement of our audiences and stakeholders at all stage of policy and campaigns planning, research and implementation