Senior Public Affairs Officer – HMDT

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Senior Public Affairs Officer – HMDT

Contract Type



Part time


Central London


PR & Marketing


£19,900 (£33,167 FTE)

Closing date

22nd July at 09:00am

You will be expected in the office 50% of your working week, rising to 80% per week during the HMD period. HMDT seeks to work inclusively and with a diverse team. 

Job purpose and role:

To lead on Holocaust Memorial Day Trust’s (HMDT) strategic engagement with high profile stakeholders, increasing their understanding of and involvement in, Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) and HMDT. 

Main Responsibilities 

1. Working with the Head of Communications, create and deliver the programme of strategic engagement with opinion-formers and high profile stakeholders across the UK 

2. Develop and implement a programme for key stakeholders to engage with local HMD activities, working closely with the Outreach team 

3. Data capture of HMD activities held by MPs and other relevant stakeholders. 

4. Ensure key stakeholders are aware of HMDT and understand our work, brand, theme and key symbolism (e.g. the purple flame) 

5. Create meaningful relationships with key UK and devolved administration parliamentarians and their offices, including through relevant APPGs 

6. Be alert to relevant sensitive external issues and lead any HMDT responses. 

7. Support Parliamentarians to engage with annual HMD events, both national and constituency, and record their involvement 

8. Monitor relevant policy developments and political activity to ensure HMDT staff are kept updated and respond where appropriate.


  • Support the UK HMD Ceremony. 
  • Undertake any other duties which may reasonably be requested. 
  • Provide support and cover of duties across the wider 
  • Communications team where necessary. 
  • Work as part of the HMDT team to realise the charitable aims and 
  • Holocaust Memorial Day Trust organisational strategic plan. 

Personal Specification 

1. Strong knowledge and understanding of the workings of the UK government and parliamentary procedures in both Houses 

2. Strong experience in public and parliamentary affairs 

3. Excellent political awareness, including of issues that are potentially sensitive 

4. Strong communication skills, both in person and in writing 

5. Ability to create and nurture working relationships at all levels 

6. Track record of influencing stakeholders 

7. Sound analytical and fact-finding skills, with a strong ability to quickly identify and understand key issues 

8. Collaborative and team player. 

This job description is intended as a guide to the main responsibilities of the role, not as an exhaustive list of duties and tasks. The post holder may be required to undertake other duties appropriate to the grade that are not listed above. HMDT examines and updates job descriptions periodically to ensure they relate to the role being performed. 

All staff are required to support key activities such as attending HMD events therefore using annual leave in peak periods may be restricted. 

For more information and to be personally recommended for this role, please contact

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