Institute of Fundraising and Public Fundraising Regulatory Association recruit for head of media and public affairs

IoF and PFRA will jointly employ one person to monitor regulatory proposals and look out for media 'opportunities and threats'

IoF and PFRA recruit jointly for head of media
IoF and PFRA recruit jointly for head of media

The Institute of Fundraising and the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association are recruiting their first jointly-employed member of staff.

The new head of media and public affairs will report to both Ceri Edwards, director of policy and communications at the IoF, and Peter Hills-Jones, chief executive of the PFRA.

According to the job description, the position is part of the strategic partnership formed between the bodies last month, which is partly designed to help the IoF and PFRA collaborate on influencing government policy related to fundraising.

"This role will identify key influencers and decision makers in the media and in Westminster and Whitehall, then target them with carefully crafted messages on the importance of charitable fundraising," the statement says.

The bodies said when they announced their new partnership last month that the PFRA would take responsibility for engaging local government and the police, business improvement districts and community safety partnerships, while the IoF would take the lead on lobbying national government.

The position is being offered initially on a two-year contract and the responsibilities will include developing a two-year public affairs programme for the bodies, monitoring regulatory proposals that may have an impact on fundraising and identifying "media opportunities and threats".

Asked how the bodies planned to handle the challenge of jointly managing a staff member, Edwards said: "Both Peter and I will be discussing the practicalities of the role with the post-holder once appointed."

The deadline for applications is 5pm today and first-round interviews are due to take place on 18 August.

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