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Our Client:

A social enterprise, devoted to building competitive advantage for industry and the people who work in it.

Job Description:

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.

Essential skills:

  • 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.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Thursday 11th April 2019