Senior Parliamentary and Public Affairs Adviser - Victoria, Gwent, United Kingdom,
Imagine not being able to move, sleep, or smile. Feeling anxious or depressed and struggling to think or remember. Your body not feeling like your own. This is what Parkinson's can feel like.
Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson's - a brain condition that turns lives upside down, leaving a future full of uncertainty.
Parkinson's UK is a people-powered movement. Together we will find the cure and improve life for everybody affected by Parkinson's. Join us!
About the role
This post is vital in raising the profile and understanding of the condition with decision makers following the recent launch of our first major brand campaign - Parkinson's Is.
The postholder will use creative ways to encourage parliamentarians to act on our behalf to improve the lives of people with Parkinson's and their carers and families.
What you'll do
The successful candidate will work closely with people affected by Parkinson's to get their issues in front of decision makers and engage them in our public affairs activities.
You will co-ordinate Parkinson's UK's parliamentary activities and events and provide secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Parkinson's.
What you'll bring
We are looking for someone with experience of developing successful relationships with decision makers and service users.
You should have significant experience of a parliamentary or lobbying role, with a track record of running effective political events.
You should be a strategic and tactical thinker and be able to execute innovative public affairs activities in a crowded health charity market.
You should have excellent written and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence at all levels and be highly organised.
Parkinson's UK promotes a healthy work life balance with generous holiday allowance, flexi-time and flexible working. Please visit our website for more information on our benefits.
For further details on how to apply, please click on the Apply button. Please note, supporting statements must demonstrate how you meet all the essential criteria of the person specification.
Please note, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.
Closing date: Tuesday 23 April 2019
Interview date: Friday 3 May 2019
Parkinson's UK is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from disabled persons, including those with Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson's UK is the operating name of the Parkinson's Disease Society of the United Kingdom. A charity registered in England and Wales (258197) and in Scotland (SC037554).