External Affairs Manager (media and public affairs)

The Health Foundation External Affairs Manager
Location London, United Kingdom
Application deadline 3 July 2016
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Are you a skilled and creative strategic communicator? Want the chance to lead public affairs or media relations in an exciting, dynamic and increasingly influential health charity?

The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK. This is an exciting time to join its growing external affairs team and build on its excellent progress in raising The Health Foundation’s profile and influence in the media and among political, parliamentary and health system stakeholders.

The Health Foundation is looking for three (3) talented, insightful and instinctive strategic communications professionals to design and deliver media, public affairs and integrated communications across an exciting portfolio ranging from expert economic analysis to frontline health service improvement.

The Health Foundation is seeking:

  • Two media relations specialists with a good understanding of the UK health and political media, a strong news sense and a proven track record of generating coverage proactively and reactively using technical material and in a complex environment.
  • A public affairs specialist with a strong understanding of health policy, and significant experience of leading impactful public affairs activity aimed at influencing UK policymakers.

In addition to their area of specialism, all three post holders need demonstrable experience of developing and delivering successful integrated communications plans that blend the full range of communications disciplines.

Application deadline: Sunday, 11.59pm 3 July 2016 and Interview dates: 18, 19 & 20 July 2016

Salary: £40,931 – 44,250 per annum

Terms: Full time (37.5 hours per week)