***THIS JOB VACANCY HAS NOW CLOSED***
Application closing date 11/10/2017
Salary£35,373.60 per annum £4,452 London Weighting
Package Benefits: Employee Assistance Helpline, Life Assurance. Voluntary Benefits: Childcare Vouchers, Group Pension Plan
Job category/type Management, Public Affairs & Policy
The Royal British Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community through thick and thin – ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten. Although best known for our Remembrance work and the iconic red poppy symbol, the Legion is also the largest welfare provider in the military charity sector, providing practical care, advice and assistance to serving personnel, veterans and their families. We have a long and proud campaigning history, having sought to further the interests, rights and welfare of the Armed Forces community since 1921, and we work tirelessly to safeguard the Armed Forces Covenant, which ensures that those who serve, have served and their families are not left disadvantaged by the unique nature of military life.
The Legion is seeking a talented, committed and enthusiastic public affairs and campaigns professional to join its highly effective Public Affairs and Public Policy team. You will help shape and carry out the Legion’s public affairs and campaigning activities at the national level, monitoring and advising senior colleagues on parliamentary developments, and identifying opportunities to influence in order to secure positive policy change. Leading a small team of campaign officers, and working closely with wider colleagues across the country, you will also grow the Legion’s campaign activities locally and aid in the establishment of a network of supporters who are willing to advocate on behalf of the Armed Forces community.
You will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of national, devolved and local politics, and be familiar with both traditional and digital campaigning techniques. You will be a strong team player, have a proven track record of delivering campaign outcomes, have excellent communication skills, and possess impeccable attention to detail.