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Senior Policy & Public Affairs Adviser Wales

Gesundheit & Wohlbefinden
Politik & Menschenrechte
Wirtschaft & Fundraising
Dienstort Llandaff North
Dienstverhältnis Vollzeit/ Teilzeit
Veröffentlicht am 11.03.2024

MND Association

Are you passionate about driving positive change and influencing policy decisions? Do you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills? We are looking for a Senior Policy & Public Affairs Adviser to join our dedicated Policy and Campaigns Team at the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association.

You will be working with the Public Affairs Manager, and Wales Delivery Team to deliver the MND Association’s influencing, campaigning, and lobbying priorities to improve care, services, and support for people with MND, their carers, and families.

Your role will involve analysing public policy with the Policy Manager to develop policy positions, recommendations and solutions aimed at positioning the MND Association effectively in key debates.

You will communicate the charity’s position on policy issues to the Welsh Assembly, Cross Party Groups and Government by writing and managing the production of policy papers, including briefings, submissions, speeches, and reports. Liaising with decision-makers and policymakers, you will develop and maintaining high-level relationships with stakeholders, allies, and partners.

Collaboration is key, and you’ll work alongside the Public Affairs Manager to implement public affairs and campaigns strategies throughout Wales. Additionally, you’ll ensure alignment with NHS Wales and local authorities to effect meaningful change at Assembly level.

As a representative of the MND Association, you’ll engage in meetings and media activities as required, advocating for our cause with professionalism and passion. You’ll have the opportunity to establish partnerships with other charities and stakeholders to amplify our collective voice.

Your responsibilities will also include coordinating communication efforts, keeping both internal and external stakeholders informed about policy developments. In collaboration with our Senior Campaign Advisors, you’ll drive impactful campaigning actions at both local and national levels, and provide vital support to our Campaign Volunteers, ensuring our advocacy efforts make a real impact.

This role is home-based with travel requirements across Wales.

What are we looking for?

Candidates who possess an excellent understanding of the political system in Wales, including knowledge of Assembly processes, legislation, and guidance development. You will have experience actively engaging in policy consultations and delivering impactful campaigns and public affairs initiatives.

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential. Strong interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills along with the ability to establish positive relationships at all levels and influence outcomes is crucial for success within this role.

Ability to communicate in Welsh, or a willingness to learn, is highly valued, as is experience in policy areas such as healthcare, social care, or welfare benefits. Additionally, familiarity with volunteer and supporter engagement in policy and public affairs activities is desirable.

Occasional evening/weekend work and travel to various meetings and events may be necessary.

For full role responsibilities please view the job description located within the Recruitment Pack.

Our Benefits

  • 28 days holiday, rising to 33 days after 5 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays
  • Access to UK Healthcare which includes reimbursement for dental appointments, eyecare, Health & Wellbeing screening and therapies
  • Access to a 24/7 phone and video GP Service
  • Life assurance
  • Confidential counselling helplines
  • Salary sacrifice schemes to include: Cycle to work & Buy and sell annual leave
  • BenefitHub which offers lifestyle discounts and offers on everyday shopping
  • Enhanced pension scheme
  • Opportunities for training and personal development

Alternative Applications

To provide an inclusive application process for all our opportunities, we are open to receiving alternative applications from candidates who may find it difficult to complete our online form. For example, if you would like to apply via video or audio format, please email your recorded application, ensuring you cover the supporting statement aspect.

About Us

Our vision is a world free from MND. Our mission is to improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers. We fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments and brings us closer to a cure for MND. The Association also campaigns and raises awareness so the needs of people with MND, and everyone who cares for them, are recognised, and addressed by wider society.

We are committed to equality and value diversity. We are working hard to remove perceived and actual barriers to participation for people with and affected by MND, current and future staff, volunteers, and stakeholders.

We guarantee interviews for disabled applicants that meet the requirements of the role as part of our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme. Reasonable adjustments can be made as required.

Important Information

Adverts may be closed before the deadline once sufficient applications are received. To avoid disappointment, please apply early.

We request that recruitment agencies do not contact us in relation to this role.



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