Senior External Relations Officer

  • Senior External Relations Officer (EU)
  • Salary: £38,771 p.a.
  • Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week)
  • Type of contract: Fixed-term 12 month contract
  • Location: Society Building, London N1 
  • Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 28 October 2016
  • Interviews: Tuesday 8 November 2016
As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, it is important that the views of voluntary organisations and the volunteering community are represented and heard by government. We are seeking an individual with solid experience of influencing government and policy development for this exciting new position within our external relations unit.
In this key role, you will lead our work with NCVO’s members to identify issues that emerge from the UK’s decision to leave the EU. You will work with our policy team to develop policy positions relating to the voluntary sector’s interests, and lead our influencing work around ‘Brexit, working with members and external stakeholders in government.
You are an excellent communicator and have the required research skills and knowledge to develop policy from research and stakeholder engagement.  You have the confidence to engage, influence and build strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including those at senior level.  With excellent project management skills, you work well both on your own initiative and as part of a wider team.
Job information
For further information on this role, please visit our website: https://www.ncvo.org.uk/about-us/work-for-us/job-ads 
How to apply
We cannot accept your CV but for further information on how to apply, visithttp://www.ncvo.org.uk/about-us/work-for-us 
Please complete both parts of the application, quoting the reference SERO EU, and email torecruitment@ncvo.org.uk
If you have any queries regarding our vacancies or experience any issues downloading or submitting your application form, please email HR or phone us on 020 7520 2537 (24 hour voicemail).
About NCVO
Each day, millions of people make a difference to the causes they believe in through voluntary organisations and volunteering.
This thriving voluntary sector and volunteer movement are essential for a better society – especially in times of challenge and change.
That’s why, inspired and empowered by our 12,000 members, NCVO champions the voluntary sector and volunteering. We do this by connecting, representing and supporting voluntary organisations, from the smallest community groups to the largest charities.
NCVO is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone. Charity No. 225922
Benefits for NCVO employees
NCVO offers attractive benefits including 25 days’ annual leave, subsidised gym membership, flexible working, generous contributions to a stakeholder pension scheme and training and development opportunities.