Public affairs manager (12 month contract)

Salary:  £50,000

Initial term:  12 month contract

Location:  London (Westminster)

Closing date for applications:  Closed

Interviews:  21 and 22 August


NHS Providers is the membership organisation and trade association for the NHS hospital, mental health, community and ambulance services that treat patients and service users in the NHS. We help those NHS foundation trusts and trusts to deliver high-quality, patient-focused care by enabling them to learn from each other, acting as their public voice and helping shape the system in which they operate.  NHS Providers has all trusts in membership, collectively accounting for £84bn of annual expenditure and employing more than one million staff.

We are looking to recruit someone who is passionate about parliament, public affairs and policy, with a keen interest in supporting and improving the NHS. The role will support the delivery of our ambitious three year organisational strategy and increase our parliamentary and stakeholder presence as the’ go to’ organisation on the key issues facing our membership.

The public affairs manager will help inform and develop NHS Providers’ position on key issues, and influence national policy-makers on behalf of trusts and in support of their objective to deliver high quality care for patients and service users. Developing a firm grasp of the policy issues facing the provider sector, and informed by a keen understanding of the political and stakeholder environment, the post-holder will develop high quality briefings and submissions for a range of audiences. 

The role will also help to ensure that our members are well briefed on key parliamentary, policy and government developments and where appropriate support them in developing their local stakeholder relationships.  

The postholder will work closely with the head of policy and public affairs, with the external affairs advisor and public affairs officer, with policy advisors across the policy and strategy directorate, as well as with colleagues across the wider communications directorate and wider organisation. 

Prior knowledge of the health sector and the NHS would be beneficial but is not essential. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate transferrable skills and understanding from working within a similarly complex stakeholder environment.


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Please send a CV and covering letter setting out why you are interested in the role and how you meet the person specification to  by 5pm on Thursday 8 August.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact NHS Providers head of policy and public affairs, Ferelith Gaze (

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