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Policy and Public Affairs Officer

Salary: £29, 286 (inclusive of London weighting)

Location: London

Number of positions: 1

Expiration date: 11 Sep 2022

Beat are looking for a highly organised, analytical and engaging individual to join the Policy and Campaigns Team in the role of Policy and Public Affairs Officer. They will have a real passion for policy work, including creating a strong evidence base to influence decision makers, will excel in relationship building with external stakeholders and have an interest in politics.

The successful candidate will support policy research, adding to our evidence base and enabling Beat to strengthen our influence across all four nations of the UK. They will provide political expertise across all parts of the UK, including through growing relationships with MPs and providing the Secretariat responsibilities for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on eating disorders.

Beat offers 5.25 weeks of annual leave + bank holidays which increases after 2 years, by a day a year to a maximum of 6 weeks. Additionally Beat provides membership of a Cash Plan Scheme to all employees and offers flexible working.

For more information about the role, please contact Katherine Pugh on

To apply, please download and complete the application form below. Completed application forms should be uploaded via the form on this page by 11.59pm on Sunday 11th September

If you have difficulty accessing or using this version of the application form or need to apply with a CV, please contact before applying. Please note we cannot accept CVs except by prior arrangement.

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by close of business on Thursday 15th September. If you have not heard from us by the 15th September, please assume that your application has not been successful.

Interviews will take place the week commencing Monday 19th September via Microsoft Teams.

(Please submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to change the closing date of our vacancies.)

Resilience Interview

Our work at Beat involves supporting vulnerable people who may be in distress, and all staff are likely to come across potentially upsetting content. This can be difficult for staff at times and for some it can have a negative impact on their health and wellbeing.

In order to best protect our team, and ensure all staff are able to thrive at Beat, we conduct a resilience interview as part of the recruitment process. This will help to ensure that applicants understand the pressures of the role and are able to meet them, and that we are aware of the support they may need from Beat to do so.

If you are successful at the first stage of interview you will be invited to a second stage interview, which will include a resilience interview. This will also take place during the week commencing 19th September.

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