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Clayton Desant is currently partnered with a FTSE 250 firm who are recruiting for a Government Relations Manager.

The role

With business interests across a variety of industries and sectors, this is a role where the successful candidate will be responsible engaging with and lobbying MPs, civil servants and other external stakeholders whilst providing political counsel to the board. 

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and delivering a government relations strategy;
  • Managing and developing relationships with trade bodies, think tanks, industry organisations and other third party stakeholders;
  • Briefing the Executive Board on policy and legislative changes that could impact the business;
  • Leading external campaigns, developing parliamentary receptions, party conference events and closed door meetings with MPs.

Knowledge, skills and experience required

The business is looking for a highly intelligent and innovative public affairs/government relations practitioner who will thrive in an environment that encourages new ideas in government relations practice. 

Other essential requirements include:

  • A strong academic background to degree level or equivalent experience;
  • Demonstrable background in government relations/public affairs within a business environment (public affairs agency, in-house, etc.);
  • A strong political antenna with the ability to fuse political insight with commercial thinking;
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written) with demonstrable experience of working with senior stakeholders;
  • Proactive and curious with the confidence to suggest new ways of delivering government relations.

To Apply

This is an excellent opportunity to work with an innovative business. To apply, please email your CV to Nilesh Lad by clicking on the Apply button below. Please quote reference ‘338/17/PubAffairs’.

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 15th August 2017