Together for Short Lives
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Public Affairs and Policy Officer

ENEI Disability Confident
Post date
7 October 2021
Closing date
1 November 2021
Together for Short Lives’ offices in Bristol, or home-based in a location from which the ability to travel to Bristol and central London if required.
£30 000 per annum
Full-time (35hrs per week) with option for part-time (30hrs per week)
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Are you passionate about transforming the lives of seriously ill babies, children and young people across the UK? Join us and use your influencing skills to help children and their families access the best possible palliative care.

About us

Together for Short Lives is here to help families caring for a seriously ill child make the most of every moment together. We are the leading charity for the 99,000 babies, children, and young people in the UK with a life-limiting or terminal condition. We champion, improve and support children’s palliative care services, professionals, and children’s hospices to help families get the very best care and support they can.

About you

As our Public Affairs and Policy Officer, you will engage with politicians, officials and other policy makers at national, regional and local levels across the UK. You will bring the voices of young people, families and children’s palliative care services to the UK’s governments, parliaments and to the NHS. You will collate, analyse and report evidence from families, services and public bodies to make a stronger case for action. Your knowledge and expertise in politics and the way governments work will help families and services understand what new policy developments mean for them.

What we offer

We offer a great reward package, which includes generous annual leave entitlement, pension scheme and a staff assistance programme. Our offices are in central Bristol with easy access to public transport, shopping and gyms.

We are always looking for talented people and welcome people regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief and sexual orientation. However, we particularly encourage applications from those with disabilities or from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are underrepresented throughout the charity sector.

Applying for the role
Closing date for applications is at 9am on Monday 1 November 2021:

Together for Short Lives is a Disability Confident Employer. We also offer a guaranteed interview to all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job. If you qualify do complete this form and return with your application.

Interviews will be held via Zoom on Wednesday 10 November 2021.

No agencies or media sales enquiries please.

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