Senior Campaigns and Public Affairs Officer

Location: London

Salary: £40,735 per annum

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Policy and External Affairs

Division: Policy and Campaigns

Hours per week: 35

About us 

Crisis is the national charity for people facing homelessness. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it. 

This is your opportunity to join an ambitious and high-performing Policy and Campaigns team. Our exciting programme of political campaigning builds on our wealth of in-depth evidence-based policy solutions on how to end homelessness for good. Our campaigning is centred around securing national policy change through mobilising parliamentarians at Westminster and creatively engaging our supporters in meaningful lobbying activity.  

This is your chance to be a part of the team and deliver campaigns that result in real and impactful policy change. 

Location: London office (remote-working up to 4 days a week is permitted) 

About the role 

As Senior Campaigns and Public Affairs officer, you will be responsible for ensuring political influencing is at the centre of the design and implementation of our public facing campaigns. You’ll be responsible for working across the policy and campaigns team to drive forward our engagement and successful lobbying of key decision-makers, parliamentarian supporters and other key political stakeholders. This role will work in partnership with campaign colleagues specialising in digital campaigning, supporter engagement and lived experience campaigning to bring about the bold policy changes needed to secure an end to all forms of homelessness. 

About you 

To be successful in this role you will be an experienced campaigner with excellent public affairs and parliamentary knowledge. You will have a strong track record of leading high profile policy campaigns to successfully influence policy change at a national government level. You will be acutely aware of the policy making process across government, understand the need for pragmatism and diplomacy in designing campaign strategies and tactics that engage all political parties to bring about policy change, and bring creativity and energy to planning parliamentary engagement campaign actions.  

We believe diversity is a strength, and our aim is to make sure that Crisis truly reflects the communities we serve. We are actively working towards our organisation being a place where everyone can thrive and make their best contribution to our mission of ending homelessness for good. We know that the more perspectives, voices, and experiences we can bring to this work, the better. We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of homelessness, and people from all marginalised groups, communities and backgrounds. 

Working at Crisis 

As a member of the team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including: 

  • Interest free loans for travel season ticket, cycle to work, and deposit to secure a tenancy 

  • Pension scheme with an employer contribution of 8.5% 

  • 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days and option to purchase up to 10 additional days leave 

  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, shared parental, and adoption pay 

  • Flexible working around the core hours 10am-4pm 

  • And more! (Full list of benefits available on website) 

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career. 

When you join us, you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.  

How to Apply  
If this sound likes the opportunity for you, please click on the 'Apply for Job' button below. 

Closing date:  Sunday 31st July 2022


We welcome applications from people who identify as neuro diverse and want our recruitment process to be as accessible as possible. If you need us to make an adjustment or provide additional support as you apply for a role, please email and our Recruitment team will contact you to discuss how we can help.  

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Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC040094 


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