My client is a highly influential membership body at the heart of negotiations around the UK’s departure from the EU. They are looking for a Senior Policy Adviser who will play a key role in Brexit-related policy activities across the breadth of their policy areas.
The post holder will hold the following responsibilities:
- Working closely with member businesses of all sizes across the country to develop cross-cutting, whole-economy policy positions on the UK’s evolving relationship with the EU;
- Drafting of papers, reports, briefings and responses to political and policy developments;
- Regularly providing support to the Director and other colleagues, to ensure the organisation’s position on the UK’s relationship with the EU is unified and takes account of the political sensitivities involved;
- Participating in, and leading, collaborative project work across policy teams to continue developing a unified position on the UK’s relationship with the EU;
- Managing internal and external stakeholders to deliver these policy projects successfully, and ensuring proactive sharing of information to achieve that;
- Consulting with members for their views, both individually for in depth policy discussions, and in larger groups with broader discussion at roundtable events and committee meetings;
- Working with colleagues in the commercial team to build and maintain relationships with members interested in the UK’s relationship with the EU to support recruitment and retention activities;
- Sharing policy and political insights and analysis with members, both individually at member servicing meetings and at briefing events with larger audiences;
- Influencing policy decisions by lobbying UK MPs, civil servants, regulators and EU institutions, including through building and maintaining your own network of political and government contacts;
- Representing the organisation at conferences, external meetings and potentially through the media.
Successful applicants will need the following knowledge / experience:
- Knowledge of the policymaking process in the UK government and Brussels;
- Background in policy development and demonstrable interest in public policy;
- Understanding of the political sensitivities around the EU negotiations, both in the UK and the EU;
- Appreciation of the business community’s position on the EU negotiations;
- Familiarity with the workings of business and commercial pressures.