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My client is a 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 organisation’s 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:

  • Significant previous professional experience in public affairs or government affairs;
  • Strong analytical, presentation, people skills and written skills;
  • Proven project management experience in running multiple engagement programmes;
  • Proven strategy development and representation 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 judgment, diplomatic and loyal, able to gain full confidence of senior colleagues;
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of UK legislative processes.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Friday 2nd March 2018