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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.

To Apply

Please apply by way of CV to Sarah Smith by clicking on the Apply button below. When applying please quote the reference ‘70/19/PubAffairs’.

Processes are ongoing, and appointments will be made as soon as suitable candidates are identified and interviewed. You are encouraged to get in touch ASAP.

Your application will be reviewed by Michael Page. Please be aware we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview.

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 Thursday 11th April 2019