BIVDA - External Affairs Assistant
Closing Date: 5th May 2015
Salary: Dependent on experience
Location: BIVDA Headquarters, Central London
About the role
We are looking to recruit an External Affairs Assistant to support the External Affairs Manager and Chief Executive with BIVDA’s stakeholder engagement activity.
Applicants should be motivated, reliable and organised, with good communication skills and a strong, demonstrable interest in healthcare policy. The ability to work flexibly within this small but influential team is essential. Applicants will be educated to degree level in a relevant field, with a minimum 2.1 grade. For the right candidate this is a unique opportunity to grow and develop within the association.
The British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA), founded in 1992, is the national trade association for companies with major involvement and interest in the In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) industry.
The role of BIVDA is to support the activities in the UK of its members and to campaign for a wider understanding of the value of diagnostic testing in healthcare. The office works routinely with politicians, NGOs and the media as part of its external activities.
Role of the External Affairs Assistant
External Affairs Manager
Delivering communications, policy and public affairs support to BIVDA team
• Strengthen BIVDA external affairs activity
• Support the in vitro diagnostics sector
• Support the External Affairs Manager and Chief Executive across public affairs, policy and communications
• Contribute to the Website, Blog & Social Media Campaigns
• Building strong relationships with the BIVDA membership
• Maintaining a database of all potential partners and stakeholders
• Monitoring stakeholder activity for potential engagement
• Contributing to BIVDA’s weekly member newsletter
• Lead on parliamentary and media monitoring
• Support the effective running of Member Working Parties, including the External Affairs Working Party
• Arranging meetings, drafting letters and general support to the Chief Executive as required
• General Administrative support and other duties as required
• Educated to degree level, with a minimum 2:1 grade
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Interest and expertise in healthcare policy landscape
• Good interpersonal skills, able to work well with colleagues, members and stakeholders
• Positive and helpful attitude to work
• Attention to detail
• Good IT skills
• Willingness to work flexibly when required
How to apply
Please send your CV and brief Covering Letter by email to Rebecca Bellars at firstname.lastname@example.org
clearly marking ‘Application WEAA2015’ in title.
Closing Date: Tuesday 5th May 2015
Interviews: The two weeks following closing date
To start ASAP