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JDRF is undergoing a transformation.
We are becoming Breakthrough T1D in October.

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Closing date: Wednesday 31 July 2024

Senior Policy and Public Affairs Officer

£34,525 per annum
Content last reviewed and updated: 09.07.2024

Location: Hybrid working part London Office (Islington, London) part home work. The post holder will work a minimum of one day per week in the office.

Salary: £34,525 per annum

Hours: 35 hours per week


This is a full time permanent position.  


Interviews will be scheduled as and when applications are received. Please apply promptly as the vacancy will close once we have appointed a successful candidate.    

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a Senior Policy and Public Affairs Officer to join our ambitious and growing type 1 diabetes charity, JDRF, as part of the policy and public affairs team. You will work on projects with our corporate partners and high-level Parliamentarians, people with type 1 diabetes, policy makers and researchers. You will help to deliver JDRF’s influencing plans, improving access to and choice of type 1 diabetes treatments and technology.


This role will be fundamental in delivery of our advocacy mission: to reduce health inequalities in type 1 diabetes, to widen access to type 1 diabetes treatments and technologies and to ensure that people with type 1 get access to emerging new treatments and future cures.


An experienced public affairs professional, you may have worked for charities, in parliament or an organisation before in a similar role. You will have excellent written and communication skills, the ability to understand complex policy issues and communicate them effectively, as well as fantastic interpersonal skills.

Experience required

You’ll have previous experience of:

  • drafting briefings, reports and policy submissions
  • communicating across a range of parliamentary and professional stakeholders at all levels
  • working in a public affairs and/or policy-based environment
  • experience of leading public affairs delivery of a cross sector, multi stakeholder programme
  • conducting research and analysis, summarising findings clearly to a range of audiences

Find out more

For further information please view the Senior Policy and Public Affairs Officer JD.

To arrange an informal and confidential chat about the role please contact Melanie Pelletier at

About JDRF

JDRF is the world’s leading charitable research funder into type 1 diabetes, improving lives until we find the cure. We are dedicated to our 400,000 strong type 1 community in the UK and work closely with our international affiliates across the world, including the US, Canada and Australia.

You will find a vibrant atmosphere and spirited team at JDRF, always striving to make a difference to people living with type 1.

Employee benefits

As an employer we offer:

  • Hybrid working arrangements
  • Flexible working and will consider compressed hours
  • Generous annual leave entitlement – 25 days per year plus bank holidays for full-time staff with leave increasing after three and five years’ service
  • Health cash plan that allows you to claim for some treatments such as dental, optical and physiotherapy treatment
  • Season ticket and cycle loan
  • Pension scheme
  • Family-friendly policies – maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave at enhanced rates
  • Personalised training to suit your career aspirations and professional development


JDRF is an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all individuals regardless of race, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.

Apply now

To apply for the role of the Senior Policy and Public Affairs Officer, please complete the form below and upload your cover letter and CV.