Job details

  • Organisation
    Hospice UK
  • Location
    England - London
  • Salary
    £21k - £30k
  • Contract type
  • Working hours
    Full Time

Job description

An exciting opportunity to join Hospice UK Policy and Public Affairs team as our Policy and Public Affairs Officer.


As Policy and Public Affairs Officer, you will advocate for better palliative and end of life care for all and support for over 200 charitable hospices across the UK.

In this role, you will develop a strong understanding of health policy and politics and use this to identify ways Hospice UK can influence the national debate on hospice and end of life care. With colleagues across the team, you will develop solutions that decision makers and hospices can implement to ensure that everyone receives the care and support they need at the end of their life.  

You will also play a leading role in developing Hospice UK’s relationships with stakeholders, including Members of Parliament, and contribute to the planning and delivery of political campaigns that build pressure on decision makers using parliamentary, public and media support.

We are looking for someone with enthusiasm, a willingness to learn and a commitment to achieving real impact and lasting change for people with palliative care needs and hospices. If this role interests you and you think you’d be good at it, please do not let a lack of policy or public affairs experience stop you from applying.  

Location: Hybrid Work Culture. We are proud to promote a truly hybrid work culture, recognising that every role is different and everyone has unique needs and preferences. This role is eligible for the Hospice UK Hybrid Working Arrangement from the start of employment.

Our team takes a flexible hybrid working approach. Staff plan their own time and office days with their line manager. England-based members of the policy and public affairs team typically come to the office two or three days a week.   

You may also find it useful to visit member hospices. You can work remotely for the rest of the time. Equally, you may prefer to work from the office full-time. 

Whilst we work flexibly, because we work with decision makers in Westminster, there will be an expectation that you can travel to central London at short notice if required.

Contractually this role is London-based. Our office is a short walk from King’s Cross station in London.

Contract: Permanent, full time (35 hours per week)


  • 25 days annual leave rising to 30 days after 2 years (+ an extra 10 days on each 5th year)

  • Matched pension scheme up to 7% of salary

  • Support for staff with caring responsibilities

  • Family-friendly culture

Closing date for applications: 23:59 on Sunday 3 December 2023. 

Interview dates: Interviews will take place on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 December 2023, with a possible follow up on Thursday 14 December 2023.

Interviews will take place in person at our offices in London. We’ll send questions to you in advance so that you can prepare. Let us know if you have any specific needs to be able to fully engage with the process.

This job expires on 03rd December 2023

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