About the roleSense has an exciting opportunity for someone to join our impactful Policy, Public Affairs and Research team as our Policy and Public Affairs Advisor. This full time position will initially be homeworking, but will be based at our head office in King’s Cross, London, post pandemic. Our Policy and Public Affairs Advisor will be responsible for influencing policy in the area of Adult Social Care and Welfare benefits in the interest of people with complex disabilities. This will include:Engaging with politicians, government departments, external partner organisations and campaign coalitions.Establishing, developing and maintaining effective relationships with key Parliamentarians.Seeking to influence relevant organisations and opinion-formers.Contributing to the planning and delivery of influencing, engagement and campaign activities.Key skills and experienceDemonstrable track record of successfully influencing the policy or practice of national organisations.The ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.An in-depth understanding of the way that decisions are made within policy and parliamentary processes.Significant evidence of working in partnership to effect change.It’s really important that you can demonstrate a commitment to people with complex disabilities and Sense’s vision and values; including a willingness to learn how to communicate with people with complex disabilities and identify the barriers to their participation in all aspects of the Sense’s work.About SenseFor everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.