A social enterprise, devoted to building competitive advantage for industry and the people who work in it.
This role is responsible for working collaboratively to develop and deliver the policy and engagement strategy on a range of skills issues from migration to housing, working with a team of researchers to develop policy solutions to support government and industry.
You will be:
- Work with in-house policy and research experts to develop an evidence base for public policy and influencing activities;
- Raise awareness of our client with key influencers, creating ‘Ambassadors’ for the organisation amongst political stakeholders;
- Work with the Partnerships teams in England to build relationships with local government, Metro Mayors and Local Economic Partnerships and developing a strategy for improving our political influence in the regions;
- Monitor and disseminate responses to key announcements on issues that impact the skills policy environment;
- Develop a range of influencing material including reports, papers, briefings, and updates;
- Deliver a robust Policy and Government Relations monitoring service of key political and policy developments;
- Respond to Government consultations ensuring organisational and industry engagement and support;
- Provide support to the External Relations Team and press office to help establish and communicate policy narrative.
- Experienced in policy formulation, development and impact;
- Excellent influencing skills and the ability to influence and persuade effectively;
- Experience of working with MPs, Ministers, AMs, civil servants and local government;
- Able to write engaging copy, which communicates key messages;
- Stakeholder management and demonstrable experience of working effectively with senior stakeholders;
- Good understanding of the political system and how the process works across the local area;
- Planning, managing, implementing and evaluating proactive political engagement campaigns, including policy development;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.