Together for Short Lives
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Public Affairs and Policy Officer

Disability Confident
Post date
31 October 2019
Closing date
24 November 2019
Location
Bristol (occasional travel to London)
Salary
£29 000 per annum
Hours
35 (will consider 30 hours)
Contact email
recruit@togetherforshortlives.org.uk

Do you have a keen interest in public affairs and policy? Are you passionate about making a difference to seriously ill children and young people and their families?

Together for Short Lives, the UK’s leading children’s palliative care charity, is offering an exciting opportunity to influence public policy to improve quality of life for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

Our Public Affairs and Policy Officer will work within our Communications and Public Affairs Team, reporting to our Head of Public Affairs and Policy. The post-holder will engage with politicians, officials and other policy makers at both national and local levels in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. They will also help keep young people, families and children’s palliative care providers abreast of latest developments in public policy. Collating, analysing and reporting evidence from families, services and public bodies will be an important part of the role.

Together for Short Lives is the UK charity that is here to make sure the 49,000 seriously ill children and their families can make the most of every moment they have together, whether that’s for years, months or only hours. Many of these children have complex conditions and need specialist care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We stand alongside families, supporting them to make sure they get the vital care and help that they need.

Applying for the role
Closing date for applications is at midnight on Sunday 24 November 2019. If you are interested in applying for this post, please complete the application form and the summary details form and email them back to us at recruit@togetherforshortlives.org.uk. Please do complete the equal opportunities monitoring form on the link below:

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. Please see Guaranteed Interview Scheme form for further details.

Interviews to take place on Friday 6 December 2019. If you have not heard from us by 12 December 2019 please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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