Job Title: Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager
Responsible to: Director of Research, Education and Policy
Location: Sands Head Office, Victoria Charity Centre, 11 Belgrave Road, London, SW1V 1RB
Hours: Full Time – 35 Hours per Week (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm, with a 1 hour unpaid lunch break)
Sands is a well-respected national charity that:
• Supports anyone affected by the death of a baby
• Works in partnership with health professionals to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care.
• Promotes and funds research that could help to reduce loss of babies’ lives
About the role
Sands has a vacancy for a Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager to lead all our activity in these areas, in order to obtain widespread commitment to reducing the number of babies dying and to ensure the provision of excellent bereavement care after pregnancy or baby loss.
By leading on the delivery of impactful and integrated campaigns, the post-holder will build a core of committed campaign supporters. The post holder will lead the policy and campaigning elements of Baby Loss Awareness Week working two days a week to the Baby Loss Awareness Week Alliance
With a track record of successfully influencing public policy and political agendas, you will be able to demonstrate your ability in using a range of public affairs approaches. You will also have significant experience of delivering impactful policy change campaigns, building committed campaign supporter bases and establishing and maintaining productive relationships with senior politicians and influencers.
A high level of organisational and strategic planning skills is essential, as is the ability to create and maintain strategic alliances externally. You will need be able to absorb and understand complex issues and be able to communicate these effectively to high-profile external stakeholders, at the same time having a good understanding of relevant lobbying legislation and application across the devolved nations of the UK.
In addition to the above, you will understand and empathise with the needs of bereaved parents and have an excellent understanding of diversity issues.