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Public Affairs Manager (Wales)

Grangetown, UK
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27 Jan 2021

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Public Affairs Manager (Wales)

Salary: Circa £36,000 per annum

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours

Location: Office-based in Cardiff (with opportunities to work from home 1-2 days per week)

Application deadline: Sunday 24th January 2021, 23:59pm

Application method: CV and cover letter

We have a great opportunity for someone to join us a Public Affairs Manager in Wales responsible for driving Cancer Research UK's public affairs work in Wales, leading our work with the Welsh Government, Welsh Parliament/Senedd Cymru, and key NHS Wales bodies to influence along our policy priority areas. Managing one officer, the role will be an important member of the Devolved Nations Public Affairs team and the wider Policy Department, ensuring opportunities to influence are taken up to have impact for people affected by cancer in Wales.

Some of the key responsibilities you can expect are...
  • Managing the charity's public affairs activities in Wales, build our profile among politicians and officials, and ensure our policy messages are heard at every level.
  • Leading Welsh public affairs planning and work closely with the Policy Development, Public Affairs and Campaigns, Communications, Strategic Evidence, and Clinical Engagement teams.
  • Using knowledge and understanding of the Welsh political and policy environment to proactively seek opportunities to grow the charity's influence and drive forward our policy priorities.
  • Managing one Public Affairs Officer for Wales, overseeing our relationships and influencing in the Welsh Parliament/Senedd Cymru, including our work as secretariat of the Cross Party Group on Cancer.
  • Acting as a media spokesperson for policy matters in Wales.
  • Leading on relationship management with key political and policy stakeholders in Wales, ensuring the charity engages effectively and in a joined up way.
  • Overseeing the delivery of impactful communications with Welsh stakeholders, including briefings, speeches, blogs, social media content, reports, letters, emails and consultation responses.
  • Oversee the delivery of a programme of events and activities to engage with key political and policy audiences.
  • Support the work of the Senior External Affairs Manager (Devolved Nations) and play a key role in the management cohort across the Department.

To be successful in this role you need...

  • Excellent understanding of the political environment and experience in successfully influencing for change in Wales.
  • Excellent political judgement, with commitment to neutrality and ability to work across the political spectrum.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills, and strong experience of influencing internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Excellent communications skills (written and oral), including the ability to write with a methodical, analytical and concise style.
  • Ability to prioritise, work well under pressure, manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines.
  • Experience of working in coalition or in partnership with other organisations.
  • Experience of acting as a media spokesperson.
  • Adaptable self-starter with the ability to work remotely and in self-directed way as part of a larger team.

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