The Public Affairs Volunteer role will help the CEO identify and contacting civic leaders across our catchment area to inform and engage them in our work and to facilitate their ability to be advocates on our behalf within  statutory organisations and amongst the general public.

The ability to communicate (written and verbal) in a clear, accurate and convincing way for a range of audiences is essential for this role.   Experience of public affairs/public relations is desirable.   This is an exciting new role and if you are passionate about our cause,  believe you have the skills for this role, then we’d love to meet you.

Location: Shooting Star House, Hampton, TW12 3RA or home working could be considered

Times:  1 day per week (flexible)

Duties and key responsibilities of Public Affairs Volunteer

  • Identifying and researching potential key contacts amongst MPs, local authorities, local NHS leaders, religious groups, other charity leaders and other opinion formers, not including the media.
  • To work with the CEO and his PA to prepare tailored communications and set up meetings and visits so we can share our work and the impact of the services we offer on children and families.

Skills and Experience

  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to influence others in written and verbal communications
  • Ability to do some basic research on potential contacts using public information e.g. Google, LinkedIn
  • Ability to pull together information for several source and prepare a short summary for distribution to key contacts
  • Ability to gather, manage and update spreadsheets and a database (with training) in order to capture the contact with the individual over time
  • Some experience of public affairs/public relations work would be desirable