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Public Affairs Officer

CPRE The countryside charity

Closing date: 2 June 2020


We are looking for an ambitious, energetic and dedicated individual with a passion for public affairs to join our team.  This is an exciting time to join CPRE, a small charity with a great heritage and big plans for its future. We have recently re-defined our organisation’s purpose and set a new, six-year strategy with a focus on creating a thriving and accessible countryside for all and one that makes a significant contribution to addressing the climate emergency.

Our Campaigns and Policy department is focussed on securing positive change through a programme of parliamentary engagement, policy reports and public-facing campaigns. We have a proud a track record of securing lasting positive change. Working with a variety of stakeholders, both internal and external, you will be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of public affairs plans, organising Westminster and party conference events programmes, monitoring legislation, influencing Bills and responding to government consultations. There will be opportunities to meet Parliamentarians and attend events representing CPRE, as well as working collaboratively with other charities and partners, including the wider CPRE network.

You will have some experience of devising and delivering political influencing and/or public affairs plans as well as political or public affairs experience. You will have good written and oral communication skills and strong administrative skills, including contact database management.

To apply, candidates should read the candidate information pack and job and person specification, then complete the application form (CVs will not be accepted). Please make sure you address the criteria outlined in the job and person specification; failing to do so will mean you will be unlikely to be shortlisted. Please send your completed application to [email protected] by the closing date.

CPRE is an equal opportunities employer.

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Job Details

Organisation: CPRE The countryside charity

Location: Southwark, London

Salary range: £20,000 - £30,000

Closing date: 2 June 2020

Contract type: Permanent

About the Organisation

CPRE is the countryside charity that campaigns to promote, enhance and protect the countryside for everyone’s benefit, wherever they live. With a local CPRE in every county, we work with communities, businesses and government to find positive and lasting ways to help the countryside thrive - today and for generations to come. What we do (in a nutshell) We connect people with the countryside so that everyone can benefit from and value it. We promote rural life to ensure the countryside and its communities can thrive. We empower communities to improve and protect their local environment. Through all our work we look at the role of our countryside in tackling the climate emergency, including seeking ways to increase resilience and reduce impact.

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