4 February 2020

Job alert: Communications Officer – Public Affairs

Organisation: British Paralympic Association

Contract: Full-time, permanent

Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 dependent upon experience

Location: British Paralympic Association (“BPA”) central London headquarters

Job description

Are you passionate about Paralympic sport?

Would you like to play a key role in demonstrating the social impact of Para sport to decision makers and inspiring children and families?

ParalympicsGB is recruiting a Communications Officer (Public Affairs) to support the delivery of our education programme Get Set in schools across the country and supporting influencing plans in the UK with Government and key stakeholders as well as internationally with the International Paralympic Committee. You will work with the Director of Communications to establish partnerships with leading stakeholders to support the BPA’s vision ‘Through sport, inspire a better world for disabled people’.

You will be experienced in public affairs and understand the UK policy landscape. You will have good political judgement and excel at working collaboratively with others. You will be organised and unflappable - you will be organising Ministerial and VIP programmes at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

You could be part of a world leading National Paralympic Committee that takes the best prepared ParalympicsGB team to each summer and winter Games. With Paralympic sport in the spotlight like never before, we believe we can build on that to deliver our vision ‘Through sport inspire a better world for disabled people’.


The BPA is fully committed to the principles of the equality of opportunity. It is responsible for ensuring that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment, on the grounds of age, gender reassignment, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, race, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, disability, or socio-economic background than any other.

Disabled applicants meeting the minimum requirement of the role will be offered an interview. Please indicate in your cover letter if this may be applicable to your application.

How to apply

For details of the person specification download the Job Description and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form below

Please send a role specific cover letter, completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, CV and indication of current salary to Eleanor Edson, Corporate Services Officer, at jobs@paralympics.org.uk

All enquiries are to be directed to the email listed and no phone enquiries will be taken.

Closing Date: Monday 24 February 2020

Interviews: Wednesday 4 March 2020

Candidates who have been shortlisted for interview will be notified by 26 February 2020.

Data Protection: The BPA will process and store and your personal information (this means any information that identifies or could identify you) for the purposes of recruitment, for a period of up to six months after the closing date, after which it will be securely disposed.

We are a disability confident committed employer

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