The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK.
The External Affairs Manager (Stakeholder Relations) will build strong and productive relationships with the wider communications directorate, colleagues across the Health Foundation, the chief executive and directors’ team and external stakeholders including arm’s-length bodies, parliamentarians’ staff and civil servants. You will lead and support the delivery of parliamentary and stakeholder engagement strategies, manage an effective, coordinated corporate approach to identifying policy influencing stakeholders and engaging with them, providing accurate and timely intelligence about and analysis of political, policy and stakeholder developments across the UK.
Leading on the development, delivery and evaluation of integrated communications plans the successful candidate will draw on expertise from across the communications team and blending communications disciplines as appropriate, contributing to the development of the Foundation’s overarching influencing and communications strategies, supporting strategy development in close collaboration with colleagues, as required.
The successful candidate will have demonstrable and significant experience of leading design and delivery of impactful and timely reactive and proactive stakeholder engagement activity and experience of developing, implementing and advising on integrated communications plans and strategies. You will also have a significant track record of working effectively with the media to achieve policy-influencing objectives. In addition, you will have the communications, engagement, writing and editing skills required to be a success in the role as well as the organisational and project management discipline necessary for effective delivery.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced communications professional with a passion for improving health outcomes who is committed to our core behaviours - Committed to Diversity and Inclusion, Achieving Impact, Working Together and Discovering and Learning. Read the job description to find out more.
Application deadline: 23:59. Sunday 29 November 2020
Interview date: TBC
To apply for this role please submit your CV and a supporting statement which addresses all the person specification criteria flagged as CV/SS (Essential), indicating which role or roles you wish to be considered for. More details can be found in our application pack. Applications without a supporting statement will not be considered.
The Health Foundation values diversity and champions inclusion and strongly encourages applications from all sections of the community.