Public Affairs and Communications Assistant

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25 January 2021
NCVO
Location: London
Salary: £28,406 per annum
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Job Description

Salary: £28,406 per annum, rising to £29,903 after 12 months in London or £24,795 per annum rising to £26,293 after 12 months outside of London.

Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week) job share or substantial part-time applications welcome 

Contract: Permanent

Location: Society Building, London N1, with flexibility to regularly work from home/home-based, with occasional travel to the office in line with NCVOs flexible working policy or home working policy if outside London.

Closing date:  Midday, Thursday 25th January 

Interviews: 26th, 27th or 28th January tbc

Are you looking to start a career in public affairs and/or communications in the voluntary sector?  Do you want a job that supports charities and volunteers to make the greatest possible impact for people and communities?

NCVO is transforming the way it works. With a new strategic direction and leadership team, we are determined to work with our members so that charities and volunteering can thrive. As the country recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic and renews itself, charities and volunteering arent just vital support systems for communities in need theyre at the heart of how people want to lead their lives. 

As Public Affairs and Communications Assistant you will work supporting our parliamentary and media work to make the case for charities and volunteering. You will support the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Charities and Volunteering, working with parliamentarians and their offices. You will also support with all aspects of our communications work, including media monitoring and liaison, as well as internal communications. Your organisational skills will ensure the smooth delivery of our public affairs and communications activities, enabling us to demonstrate a co-ordinated professional approach.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work at the heart of the voluntary sector.  Working with colleagues from across the organisation you will be contributing to NCVOs external work to influence a range of different audiences and seek policy change. You will use your strong interpersonal skills to ensure meetings are effectively organised, and that public affairs and communications resources are used efficiently where required across the organisation. 

Youll be excited by change and positive about being part of two newly created teams which brings together policy and research with a new networks function, and co-ordinate our communications and marketing to meet the needs of our members.  Trusted by staff at all levels, and from all backgrounds, you will contribute to developing a new collaborative and inclusive culture. Like many organisations, at present, that includes being able to work remotely, building relationships internally and externally.

NCVO is fully committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our sector.  We want this to be reflected in the diversity of the people who work for us and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and identities.  We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are under-represented in NCVO, particularly at senior level. As part of our commitment to employing disabled people, all disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirement for all competencies on the person specification, will be guaranteed an interview.

About NCVO

NCVO supports volunteering and charities. 

We believe that the work of volunteers and charities make our communities stronger and the world around us better, for everyone. 

Our members are at the heart of our mission. We work collaboratively with our 15,000-strong network of national and local charities and voluntary organisations. We share practical support and new insight so that people and organisations can focus on making a difference. And we work alongside our members to ensure that the essential role of volunteers and charities is widely recognised. 

NCVO is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone. Charity No. 225922

Benefits for NCVO employeesNCVO offers attractive benefits including: 25 days annual leave (for full time staff and pro-rata for part-time staff) and the option to purchase up to 5 more days each year, take 35 hours of volunteering leave per year, subsidised gym membership, season ticket loan, flexible working including opportunities to work from home/off-site, generous contributions to a stakeholder pension scheme and training and development opportunities. We are located a short walk from London Kings Cross station in a modern accessible building, overlooking Regents canal. 

Work Permit:

All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.