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Tel: 01227 639768

Senior Public Affairs Officer

Location: Dual - London office & home

Salary expectation: £35,000 to £37,000

Application deadline: Mon 22nd August

This is a part-time role

The British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Policy and Public Affairs team exists to influence key decision makers so that we can beat heart disease for good. We develop the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) policy position and engage and influence stakeholders to help ensure the UK remains a global leader in heart and circulatory research.

As a Senior Public Affairs Officer, you’ll join our award-winning team and will develop and deliver key projects across the BHF’s political priorities and provide public affairs expertise to help influence UK Government policy, legislation and the health service in England.


You’ll have a detailed knowledge of the workings of government and parliamentary procedure as well as a working knowledge of the devolved administrations. With an understanding of the external political environment, you’ll have an understanding of the role of the BHF and other health charities in general and particularly in the political arena.

You’ll have experience of working in the UK Parliament, a public affairs consultancy, or an in-house public affairs role, and will have excellent communication skills. Having previously successfully influenced political stakeholders you’ll be able to build strong relationships with key internal and external colleagues.

Able to write clearly, concisely and persuasively for political audiences in a variety of formats, you’ll be able to summarise complex information swiftly and accurately for a variety of audiences.

With a commitment to high standards of relationship management in order to achieve the best outcome, you’ll be able to work using your own initiative, proactively seizing opportunities to benefit the BHF.

Deadline: Mon 22nd August