Senior Policy and Campaigns Officer

Hiring Organisation: 
Epilepsy Action

Qualifications and Experience Essential

  • Educated to at least first degree standard in a relevant field or experience that demonstrates an equivalent knowledge and ability
  • An understanding of the structure and workings of the NHS and the political processes that affect it throughout the UK
  • At least 18 months experience working in a similar policy/campaigns/public affairs role
  • Proven experience of conducting or contributing to public policy and change campaigns
  • Proven experience of drafting policy analyses, briefings and consultation responses
  • Proven experience of working with officials from government bodies


  • Experience of public policy monitoring and research
  • Experience of co-production and engagement with people with lived experience
  • Experience of working with officials from government bodies
  • Experience of relationship building and working in partnership with other organisations
  • Experience of working for a voluntary organisation

Skills and Abilities Essential

  • Excellent written, verbal, presentation and listening communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills including the ability to work effectively to strict deadlines, to function well under pressure and to prioritise work effectively in a busy environment
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to rapidly understand and communicate complex technical information effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with colleagues and others from diverse backgrounds and political perspectives
  • Efficient administration skills and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Additional Criteria Essential

  • A demonstrable understanding of and a commitment to equal opportunities, including the needs of different social, cultural and disability groups
  • Able to work evenings and occasional weekends as required – the job will entail travelling all over the UK and working some unsociable hours

Epilepsy Action is committed to the Positive about Disabled People scheme. All disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria in the person specification will be guaranteed an interview. Please ensure that you demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria in the supporting information section.

experienced practitioner (an expert or specialist or a junior manager managing a few people)
Job type: 
paid job within an organisation
Contract type: 
full time
Org Type: 
Job Location: 
Leeds, UK
Location type: 
Closing date for applications: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 12:00

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