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Head of Public Affairs and Advocacy

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Starting Salary: £40,560 - £45,000

Office based with hybrid working (Two days a week in our Birmingham office; Three days working from home)

We are looking for a Head of Public Affairs and Advocacy to join our Policy and Advice directorate. The ideal candidate will have considerable experience of developing an external affairs programme and leading on parliamentary work. Excellent project management and communications skills and the ability to work to strict deadlines are essential.

Benefits of working for NGA:

  • Competitive starting salary of £40,560 - £45,000 per annum.
  • Annual leave entitlement of 25 days (FTE) increasing to 27 with continuous service, 8 days bank holiday and 3 days Christmas closure, with the ability to buy and sell annual leave
  • Employer contribution pension scheme at 7%
  • Hybrid working (between our Birmingham office and home working) and other flexible working arrangements on request
  • Wellbeing support through our employee assistance programme
  • A healthy training and development budget (CPD) with a wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • A commitment to environmental sustainability includes a cycle to work scheme and encouragement to use public transport, including railcards

Recruitment Timetable



Closing date for applications:

Wednesday 24 April at 9am

NGA are actively recruiting for this position and may contact shortlisted candidates prior to the published closing date so early applications are encouraged.

Interview Date:

Wednesday 8 May

We will aim to offer alternative dates if shortlisted candidates are unavailable on this date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.

How to Apply: 

Please submit a current CV, accompanied by a personal statement setting out why you wish to be considered for this role, linking to the essential criteria in the person specification.

Our equality and diversity monitoring form (Annex 1) is optional and will not be used as part of the application process. This information is used for internal monitoring purposes only and is confidential.

If you have any questions about the role, please email with “Head of Public Affairs and Advocacy” in the subject line.

Please submit your application by email to: with “Head of Public Affairs and Advocacy” in the subject line by 9am on Wednesday 24 April 2024.  Early applications are encouraged.

If you have not been contacted by Wednesday 8 May 2024, please assume that you have not been successful.