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Our Client:

Business Services.

Job Description:

The Government Affairs Manager is required to provide Government relations support to our client’s UK and Group businesses.

You will be:

  • Maintaining up to date records of key political and civil service contacts across key UK government departments;
  • Tracking diplomatic movements of British Ambassadors and High Commissioners based overseas;
  • Monitoring UK Government policy and legislation affecting UK-domiciled corporations & sharing with key business unit leaders;
  • Reporting on key political commentary on factors affecting our client globally and locally (via various tools such as Yatterbox and media monitoring);
  • Monitoring speeches by MPs and Lords, written and oral parliamentary questions and consultations in relation to our client’s activities (currently using Parliament Today);
  • Receiving and handling all incoming political correspondence;
  • Researching and co-ordinating responses to issues raised in public forums or direct correspondence;
  • Providing advice and support to business unit leaders on engagement with political contacts on key issues;
  • External stakeholder management such as UK and International think tanks, trade associations, business lobbying groups;
  • Managing visits by MPs and other political contacts to G4S locations across the UK (Prisons, contact centres, etc);
  • Managing political events (as required) – party conference attendance, round-table events, select committee appearances.

Essential skills:

  • Strong understanding and experience of working in Westminster and Whitehall;
  • Previous experience of working for a senior politician or political party, think tank, major government department, public affairs agency or in house public affairs team;
  • Evidence of building relationships with key stakeholders, government ministries and external organisations to build, improve and maintain organisation reputation;
  • Credibility and confidence to be an external face, with an ability to engage appropriately with key audiences;
  • Experience of engaging with political audiences during times of crisis;
  • Good understanding of the media and its relationship with political relations.

To Apply

Please apply by way of CV to Sarah Smith by clicking on the Apply button below. When applying please quote the reference ‘246/19/PubAffairs’.

Processes are ongoing, and appointments will be made as soon as suitable candidates are identified and interviewed. You are encouraged to get in touch ASAP.

Your application will be reviewed by Michael Page. Please be aware we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview.

Apply online

  • Fill out the short form below and upload your CV.

Closing date

The closing date for applications for this post is 11:59pm on Tuesday 8th October 2019