Policy and Public Affairs Officer Wales

Wales | Cardiff & Vale Hospice
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Wales | Cardiff & Vale Hospice
Home and Cardiff and the Vale Hospice based
Job function
Policy & Public Affairs
£23,440 - £26,044 pa (negotiable)

Based at: Cardiff & Vale Hospice and Home

35 hours per week / Permanent

Closing Date:  31st August 2020 (subject to change)

About the Role

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 predominantly 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.

The successful candidate will required to undertake a standard disclosure check.

About Us

Every day of your life matters – from the first to the last. When you work for Marie Curie, you understand that better than ever. We’re a passionate, committed and diverse team of more than 4,400 staff and 12,000 volunteers, here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We offer expert care, guidance and support, to help them get the most from the time they have left.

Marie Curie is committed to a world where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential. We are devoted to the social justice imperatives and organisational benefits of full diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace, and are a Stonewall champion. We actively encourage and welcome applications from candidates of diverse cultures, perspectives and lived experiences.