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Policy and Campaigns Assistant

Join our dedicated team and play a vital role in ensuring everyone affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND) has access to the care and support they need. As a Policy and Campaigns Assistant, you will support the Campaigning, Policy, and Public Affairs Team in achieving their strategic goals. Your contributions will help develop our campaigning community, keep our records and communications up to date, and produce impactful, tailored communications. 

Directorate
External Affairs
Location
London
Map Location
London
Salary
24,500 per annum plus benefits and 3,253 London Weighting
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
37 hours per week
Closing Date
29/07/2024

You will be the primary point of contact for policy and campaigns enquiries received via email, phone, and post. This role involves monitoring and maintaining the policy and campaigns sections on our internal and external websites, as well as our social media channels. You will assist in drafting content for publications, online platforms, and promotional materials for events. 

Managing and maintaining databases for contact management will be a key part of your responsibilities. You will support national and local campaigns and assist in planning and delivering campaigning events. Additionally, you will help organise communications for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on MND, involvement and advisory groups, and policy focus groups. 

If you are ready to contribute to a meaningful cause and be part of a supportive, engaged team, we would love to hear from you. Apply now to help us create a better future for everyone affected by MND. 

 

Hybrid Working Expectations:  up to 2 days per week office attendance 

(Flexibility to attend the office more regularly on occasion may be required to meet business needs.) 

 

What are we looking for? 

We seek an organised, proactive individual with excellent communication skills and a passion for making a difference. Your role will be crucial in ensuring our campaigns reach and resonate with our audience, driving forward our mission to support those affected by MND. 

Demonstrable campaigns experience is important. You should be adept at using digital and social media to promote campaigns and communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders, from senior politicians to local volunteers. 

You will need excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience in writing for diverse audiences. Being a good team player is essential, as is the ability to plan and coordinate events. Strong computer skills, including database management, are required. 

Flexibility is key, as occasional evening and weekend work may be necessary. You must also be able to travel to external meetings and events. 

An understanding of health, social care, and welfare structures in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland is desirable, as is knowledge of neurodegenerative diseases like MND. Experience with digital campaigning software and parliamentary processes would be an advantage. 

For full role responsibilities please view the job description located within the Candidate Pack. 

 

Our Benefits 

  •  28 days holiday, rising to 33 days after 5 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays 

  • Access to UK Healthcare which includes reimbursement for dental appointments, eyecare, Health & Wellbeing screening and therapies 

  • Access to a 24/7 phone and video GP Service  

  • Life assurance 

  • Confidential counselling helplines 

  • Salary sacrifice schemes to include: Cycle to work & Buy and sell annual leave  

  • BenefitHub which offers lifestyle discounts and offers on everyday shopping 

  • Enhanced pension scheme  

  • Opportunities for training and personal development 

  • Hybrid working 

 

 How to apply 

Please submit a CV and supporting statement. Your supporting statement should be no longer than one side of A4 and demonstrate how you meet the following areas of the role. 

  • Campaigns experience within a voluntary organisation. 

  • Experience of working with digital and social media.   

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience of writing for a range of audiences. 

Where experience is asked for, please give one example showing what you did and what it achieved. Where we require evidence of ability, please explain either how you would approach that particular competence or give an example to support your suitability.  

 

Alternative Applications 

To provide an inclusive application process for all our opportunities, we are open to receiving alternative applications from candidates who may find it difficult to complete our online form. For example, if you would like to apply via video or audio format, please send your recorded application, ensuring you cover the supporting statement aspect to HRRecruitment@mndassociation.org 

  

About Us 

Our vision is a world free from MND. Our mission is to improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers. We fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments and brings us closer to a cure for MND. The Association also campaigns and raises awareness so the needs of people with MND, and everyone who cares for them, are recognised, and addressed by wider society. 

We are committed to equality and value diversity. We are working hard to remove perceived and actual barriers to participation for people with and affected by MND, current and future staff, volunteers, and stakeholders. 

We guarantee interviews for disabled applicants that meet the requirements of the role as part of our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme. Reasonable adjustments can be made as required. 

 

Important Information 

Adverts may be closed before the deadline once sufficient applications are received. To avoid disappointment, please apply early.

We request that recruitment agencies do not contact us in relation to this role. 

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