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BIVDA External Affairs Assistant

Reference No: EAA17

The British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA) is the national industry association for manufacturers and distributors of in vitro diagnostic tests. 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 activity.  You can read more about who we are here

We are looking for a skilled and motivated individual to join us as External Affairs Assistant. You will work closely with the External Affairs Manager and the Chief Executive to support the goals of BIVDA. We have a bright, modern office in a convenient location and you would be an important  part of a small, friendly team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the External Affairs Manager and Chief Executive across public affairs, policy and communications
  • Support the effective running of Member Working Parties, including the External Affairs Working Party
  • Building strong relationships with the BIVDA membership and stakeholders
  • Contribute to the website and social media campaigns
  • Assisting with stakeholder mapping and maintaining a database of stakeholder engagement
  • Contributing to BIVDA’s publications including the weekly members’ newsletter and stakeholder newsletter
  • Lead on parliamentary and media monitoring
  • Arranging meetings, drafting letters and general support to the Chief Executive as required
  • General administrative support and other duties as required

Person Specification

  • Educated to degree level, with a minimum 2:1 grade
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrable interest 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

Location: BIVDA Headquarters, 299 Oxford Street (5th Floor), London, W1C 2DZ

To Apply

To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter to quoting the reference Application EAA17 in the subject line.

Closing date 11th August 2017

Posted 28/07/2017


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