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We are currently working with an influential, international trade association who are seeking a Head of Policy & Public Affairs to lead and deliver the organisations UK regions and nations policy and public affairs strategy.


This is a high-profile role where you will be responsible for policy issues that fall within the UK government’s industrial strategy with a local focus. Supported by a small team of policy professionals, you will:

  • Develop and deliver a localised version of the government’s industrial strategy, engaging local and regional businesses;
  • Develop and deliver clear, high impact, political communications and campaigns strategies on local and regional business issues utilising the organisation’s regional presence and resources;
  • Ensure a motivated and effective team of policy professionals are contributing to the organisation’s regional policy development and engagement goals.

Required knowledge, skills and experience:

  • A strong background in UK policy and public affairs with a demonstrable understanding of the international and national developments in the political landscape and how they impact industry and commerce;
  • Demonstrable experience of policy development and public affairs at a regional and devolved nation level;
  • Knowledge of the UK policy development process;
  • Demonstrable experience of lobbying and campaigning using a variety of different tools;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with experience of engaging with senior political and business leaders.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Monday 21st May 2018