The Policy and Public Affairs Manager plays a key role influencing external policies which affect the council and its interests. It provides strategic analysis and insight of the local, regional and national policy environment.
Playing a line management and senior practitioner role in a busy policy and public affairs unit in one of the country’s most exciting and rapidly changing cities, you’ll be an experienced policy and communications professional who is capable balancing management duties and delivering practical outcomes in a complex, fast-moving environment.
As a specialist officer for policy and public affairs, you'll spend your time advising at the highest level and taking a hands-on role in developing a strategic programme of policy and public affairs work in support of the council’s corporate priorities and statutory/regulatory obligations. You'll also spend a significant proportion of your time in London, helping represent Bristol's interests in Westminster.
Acting ethically and honestly at all times, you will be adept at building and maintaining positive working relationships with partners and stakeholders, helping the council interface with local, regional and national organisations – including government relations – to ensure its voice is heard and has a meaningful influence.
Ideally you will be resilient and motivated, able to generate your own ideas, drive change and build good relationships across many different sectors.
This is a permanent position on a full time basis; job-share applicants are welcome.