Since its establishment in 1974, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has developed an enviable reputation as a highly effective pressure group, campaigning on a wide range of issues on behalf of its 200,000 members.
The FSB now offers two exciting opportunities to research, develop and communicate the policy work of the FSB in relation to a wide range of stakeholders to ensure the interests of FSB members is represented.
The two roles cover the following portfolios:
Consumer Affairs & Regulatory Reform:
This portfolio covers a range of issues including health and safety, competition law, company law, business crime and home affairs;
Enterprise & Innovation:
This portfolio covers a range of economic policy issues including start-ups, innovation, intellectual property, exporting and trade and industry.
- Identify the key policy issues potentially facing the FSB and undertake thorough research and analysis of the policy options relating to the specific brief;
- Promote the FSB’s policy position both to members and to external stakeholders through a variety of channels;
- Provide support to the FSB’s internal Policy Committee members and Chair and to the National Policy Chairman, also liaising closely with colleagues in the policy team and Media and Public Affairs teams.
- Educated to degree level, you will have proven policy experience relating to the post’s policy portfolio, with experience of small business issues and political campaigning work desirable;
- You will possess strong analytical, presentation and numerical skills along with sound writing skills to be able to prepare in house reports, briefings and publications;
- You should have a proven ability to plan, prioritise and organise work and resources to ensure deadlines are met;
- A flexible approach is essential due to the role requiring travel across the UK and the ability to work irregular hours when required.