Closing date: 8th OctoberLocation: This role would be covering Wales. You will ideally be living in Wales OR be comfortable with travelling to Wales on frequent occasions.Application Process: Please ensure you apply with your most updated CV and a supporting statement on why you believe you would be the most suitable individual for this position.We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.Are you a policy or public affairs professional looking for a new opportunity? Would you like to play a key part in influencing national decision makers across Wales to drive major, positive change in the dementia policy space?Then this could be the role for you!Sitting within our National Influencing team, you will be part of a growing team, committed in bringing innovative, engaging, collaborative, and evidence-based influencing work.You’d be ensuring that political stakeholders are acting on the biggest issues affecting people living with dementia, working closely with other teams to ensure our work is integrated locally and nationally.While this role is predominantly focused on delivering national influencing activity in Wales through engagement with MSs and other significant national stakeholders, you’ll also be part of a fluid and flexible team that operates across boundaries and supports with our political work.Alzheimer's Society have recently been named on the Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023! We have achieved excellent scores for workplace happiness, pride, and job satisfaction. This is a fantastic achievement and we're incredibly proud as this is fantastic indication of how far we’ve travelled over the past few years. We would love to welcome more outstanding people to join our exciting journey to make the greatest difference for people affected by dementia.About youBe motivated, ambitious, curious and naturally collaborative person.Comfortable to challenge the status quo.Ideally have a keen interest in politics and campaigningExperience in working on the delivery of political or policy influencing strategies.Ability to engage others politically, sharing your analysis, opinions, evidence and insight to inspire national politicians and decisionmakers to take action and improve the lives of people affected by dementia.Able to identify the action that’s needed to prioritise dementia nationally, working with colleagues to plan, budget, and gather evidence to underpin all the work we do.This role will include working closely with teams across Alzheimer’s Society and ensuring that the insight of people living with and affected by dementia is at the heart of all our political and Parliamentary engagement.Person specificationExcellent communication skills, both verbal and written.Work collaboratively and be able to prioritise your workload effectively and remain solutions focussed.Strong interpersonal and interpretation skills.Excellent organisational and timekeeping skills.Excellent attention to detail.Be a team player, supporting colleagues when there are deadlines and know when to ask for help.Be a self-starter and incredibly motivated.About Alzheimer's SocietyAt Alzheimer's Society, we believe passionately that life doesn't end when dementia begins. We are here for anyone affected by dementia, and we do everything we can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most. Everything we do is shaped by people affected by dementia. Their knowledge and experience are critical to bringing about real-world solutions. From choosing the most promising research through to telling their stories to raise awareness; they are the heart of this organisation. Our Values We are Determined to make a difference when and where it matters most, by being passionate, focussed and making a lasting impact for people affected by dementia.Every one of us is a Trusted expert, listening, learning and using evidence and experience. We are Better together by being open, combining our strengths, helping us to achieve more together. We are Compassionate, we are kind and honest, and we don’t shy away from challenges.Through our values we will make the greatest difference for people affected by dementia.Equal Opportunities We want everyone we work with, as a colleague, volunteer, supporter, or someone we support, to feel included and that they belong at Alzheimer's Society.We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do. During your recruitment process we want to make sure that you bring your whole self and be at your best.