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Job Description:

Looking for an ambitious candidate to join a growing Public Affairs team in the new role of Public Affairs Assistant. Looking for a motivated and enthusiastic candidate to support a busy public affairs team. The ideal candidate will be capable of taking on a wide-ranging policy brief and working in a fast-paced environment.

You will:

  • Monitoring outputs from Government departments, parliamentary developments and the national media in order to produce daily and weekly monitoring reports for internal and external audiences;
  • Researching policy issues to support the team in responding to Government consultations;
  • Drafting letters and briefings to key political audiences e.g. civil servants, MPs, Ministers about campaigning activity;
  • Providing administrative support for the All-Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group and the Cross Party Small Shops Group;
  • Supporting the Public Affairs team on the planning, preparation, and running of ACS policy events;
  • Attending internal and external meetings to brief ACS members and policy makers about ACS policy positions.

Essential skills:

  • excellent comprehension skills;
  • ability to summarise complex information accurately and quickly;
  • a demonstrable interest in the political process would be advantageous.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Friday 31st August 2018