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Powerful trade association seeking a Senior Policy & Public Affairs Adviser to take responsibility for their construction sector portfolio with a view to influencing government policy on issues of concern for the sector.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing policy positions that reflect the challenges and opportunities facing the industry;
  • Ensuring cross-cutting policy issues such as the apprenticeship levy, capital spending, housing and industrial strategy are manifested in the policy work of other teams;
  • Taking responsibility of policy outputs (briefs, reports, consultation responses etc.), ensuring they support government relations efforts;
  • Managing Member relationships, taking responsibility for driving value and advocating policy priorities;
  • Managing relationships with government ministers, Whitehall officials and other external audiences to drive forward the sector policy agenda and seek to influence positive outcomes.

Required knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Strong background in policy and public affairs;
  • Knowledge and/or interest in construction sector or related policy issues:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the gravitas and credibility to engage/ present to senior audiences:
  • Demonstrable experience of influencing policy outcomes.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Tuesday 9th January 2018