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My client is a leading UK membership body, with Brexit firmly at the top of their priority list to safeguard the industry. They are currently looking for a Government Affairs Manager to coordinate and deliver their political engagement programme and support policy development. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • To manage all aspects of the development, planning, coordination and delivery of the organisations political/engagement communications programme and develop strategy;
  • To undertake and support lobbying activities and engagement with key political contacts, officials and stakeholders, as required;
  • To ensure delivery of key activities/events, the party conference programme, all Party Parliamentary Group secretariat and other projects as required;
  • Responsibility for political contact database and stakeholder mapping;
  • To deliver strategic parliamentary and stakeholder briefings;
  • To provide political/policy monitoring, analysis, opportunity identification and regular briefings on all relevant industry issues for members and across the organisation;
  • To support the development of policy positions, consultation responses and lobbying materials in liaison with members, key departments and other stakeholders;
  • To attend and support all relevant committees/sections on policy developments as required
  • Support and lead on ad hoc research projects and events.

Necessary skills and qualifications:

  • Graduate level with significant previous professional experience in a public affairs or government affairs;
  • Strong analytical, presentation, people skills and written skills;
  • Proven experience in running engagement programmes and developing strategy;
  • Proven representation experience;
  • Experienced in compiling accurate and reliable reports, position papers and presentations to deadlines;
  • Evidence of good time management, job prioritising skills and project management experience;
  • Highly motivated professional team player, eager to learn and contribute to policy development and relationship management in a small team context and with broader teams;
  • Sound political judgement, diplomatic and loyal, able to gain full confidence of senior colleagues;
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of UK legislative processes.

To Apply

Please apply by sending your CV to Jessica Kavanagh using the Apply button below. Please quote the reference ‘3790/17/PubAffairs’ and include a brief overview of your background and reason behind your interest in the role.

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

Closing date

The closing date for applications for this post is 11:59pm on Wednesday 6th September 2017