Published: 6 September 2016

Public affairs officer

Reporting to:

Head of campaigns and public affairs

Role purpose:

To develop our public affairs work, and to work to influence the current legislative agenda and its local implementation, while building the relationships that will give our work a higher profile in the future. The public affairs officer will ensure that decision-makers consider our organisation the expert in the field.

Key responsibilities:

  • Help develop campaigning priorities and approaches, using the new media, to ensure our issues remain a political priority
  • Lobby around the passage of bills and amendments, debates, and the work of committees
  • Identify/engage/build relations with parliamentarians, peers, and NGOs, including by organising events such as roundtables and receptions and maintaining a presence at party conferences
  • Prepare briefings for internal stakeholders and for political audiences
  • Monitor and report on parliamentary activity and press reports
  • Evaluate the success of the organisation’s contacting and influencing strategy
  • Produce policy research in response to political events
  • Manage interns and volunteers as required
  • Work in partnership with other departments and partner organisations to work toward further integration of our messages