Public Affairs Officer

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary See description

Updated 6 days ago

Reference 1371512

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for Public Affairs Officer based in Belfast.

Public Affairs Officer

Salary Scale £31,892 – £38,870 per annum (w/e from 1.1.2019)

The post holder will be responsible for assisting with the implementation of the Church’s advocacy strategy, keeping up to date with political issues in NI and the Republic, analyzing public policy and legislation from a Christian perspective, and assisting in representing the Church’s position to policy makers and the media.

Essential Criteria:

  • Educated to degree level
  • A good knowledge of the political structures and processes in the NI Assembly and how they interact with those in the UK Parliament
  • A knowledge of the political structures and processes in the Oireachtas
  • Demonstrate a basic grasp of the major public policy issues in the UK and Republic of Ireland and an understanding of biblical teaching on at least some of these issues
  • Knowledge of the ethos, practice, structure and governance of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland
  • Direct experience of lobbying or working with political decision makers
  • Research experience including the analysis and production of complex written materials
  • Evidence of involvement in local church life

Evidence of a personal Christian faith is essential for the post (the essential nature of the post requires that the successful candidates be a Christian as provided for under excepted occupations in the Fair Employment Treatment (NI) Order 1998). 

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Recruitment information may be viewed at www.presbyterianireland.org 

Applications should be returned to the Personnel Department, not later than 4.00 p.m. on Friday 16 November 2018.

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