New job! Policy and Advocacy Manager

  • Job Title: Policy and Advocacy Manager
  • Location: London and the South East, home working, with a requirement to regularly attend external meetings and events (mainly London but on occasions elsewhere in the UK)
  • Salary: £38,000 per year FTE
  • Hours: Full-time but will consider requests for part-time (4 days per week)

Job description

Alexandra Rose Charity’s policy and advocacy work should provide a route to achieving our mission and to solving the societal issues that we diagnose.  

In terms of objectives, that translates to:

  • Building political engagement with and support for (financial or otherwise) the ARC model, as a means of reducing health inequalities
  • Creating and supporting campaigns that move us towards our wider mission of everyone having access to healthy and affordable food in their communities

We’re looking for an experienced Policy and Advocacy Manager with the ability to deliver on our ambitious plans for influencing policy at a local and national level. Our work is already widely respected and there is growing awareness amongst local and national policy makers, think tanks, funders and campaigners of the efficacy of our approach.

Working closely with the Chief Executive the Policy and Advocacy Manager will lead our plans for influencing national policy developments with an eye on the opportunities provided by an approaching election. At the local level, the post will work with colleagues in the Operations Team to enhance our reputation amongst key project stakeholders and identify opportunities to influence policy making and funding. This will include engagement with councils, regional Mayor’s and Public Health teams. 

Key responsibilities

  • Leading the development of strategic advocacy and public affairs priorities and planning the organisation’s programme of public affairs activities.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with a network of MPs, Peers, MSPs, political advisors, committee clerks, parliamentary staff and civil servants in Westminster and across the devolved administrations.
  • Supporting the Operations Team to identify key relationships needed for successful local advocacy and public affairs work in the areas we currently work in with the aim of further embedding projects in the local landscape
  • Conducting political stakeholder mapping – nationally, regionally and locally.
  • Keeping abreast of Parliamentary activity and Government announcements, local authority and Mayoral developments to identify potential engagement opportunities.
  • Developing letters, evidence submissions and briefing papers for policy audiences, and ensuring that these reach relevant stakeholders.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the Charity’s advocacy & public affairs activities and using this information to refine our approach.

How to apply

Please apply via CharityJob with your CV which must be accompanied by a cover letter clearly demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the role as detailed in the job pack.

Closing date: 5th November 2023