Policy and Public Affairs Officer- Wales

Wales | Cardiff & Vale Hospice

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Wales | Cardiff & Vale Hospice
Cardiff and Vale Hospice, Penarth
Job function
Policy & Public Affairs

Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for terminal illness. We:

  • provide care and support directly to people affected by terminal illness;
  • fund and undertake research into improving care and quality of life for people who are dying with a terminal illness and the people who care for them;
  • campaign to ensure that people with a terminal illness are able to live as well as possible until they die, regardless of their personal circumstances or diagnosis.

Policy & Public Affairs Officer

Permanent, Full Time Position

Up to £26,044 per annum

We are recruiting to one post but are flexible whether we recruit at this level or at our Policy Manager level.

We are looking for someone who wishes to develop or pursue a career in policy and public affairs to join our award-winning Policy & Public Affairs team.  Based in our hospice in Penarth, the Policy Officer will play a key role in growing the evidence-base that underpins our campaigning and public affairs activity in Wales and play a role in developing our policy positions and policy reports in Wales and beyond.

The Policy Officer will provide support in developing and building relationships with government, officials, elected representatives, the NHS in Wales, the wider third sector and other key stakeholders.

We are looking for someone with at least one year’s post degree work experience in a policy and public affairs environment or one which has given a basis for working in policy and public affairs.  You will be able to evidence an aptitude for accurate and evidence based writing as well as the ability to build skills in presenting messages to influencers through a range of means including events and the media, social and other.

A background in health and social care is not essential, but the ability to demonstrate an existing or aptitude to gain an understanding of relevant public policy development and public affairs activity is required.

The opportunity exists for the person recruited into this role to build their experience and skills to enable them to move into a Policy Manager role.

The Policy Officer role reports to the UK Director of Policy & Public Affairs who also acts as the Head of Policy and Public Affairs in Wales.

Closing Date: 18 March 2019

Interview Date: 8 April 2019