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We’re the CIPD — the professional body for HR and people development.  We are the voice of a worldwide community of more than 145,000 members committed to championing better work and working lives.  We’ve been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years, helping members build their professional expertise and organisations build their HR and leadership capability.

We are looking for a Senior Public Affairs Officer to work with our Public Policy team and colleagues internally to develop and deliver ways to maximise the external profile of the CIPD amongst important stakeholders in the world of work, including policy makers, politicians, civil servants, business leaders, senior CIPD members, think tanks and other influencers.

We’re looking for a candidate with strong, demonstrable knowledge of UK politics and Parliament, and possessing an interest in the policy landscape affecting the world of work such as the ‘good work’ agenda, corporate governance, health and wellbeing, and diversity & inclusion. Experience of working in a political, parliamentary and/or public affairs environment, managing a diverse workload and completing projects to deadlines is essential. You’ll have excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to develop good working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, both internally and externally.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting the development and delivery of our overall public affairs stakeholder engagement strategy;
  • Sitting on internal cross-team working groups to formulate policy campaigns in line with strategic objectives;
  • Advocacy of the CIPD and HR/L&D profession to policy makers, politicians, civil servants and other audiences to inform and influence wider debate around the world of work;
  • Daily political horizon-scanning and parliamentary monitoring, identifying and tracking public policy developments to ensure CIPD capitalise on opportunities to further our public policy goals;
  • Project managing consultation and parliamentary inquiry responses with relevant policy advisers and seeking input from our members;
  • Managing and growing a network of key member and employer stakeholder contacts that we can specifically utilise to involve in collaborative policy and campaign activities.

There has never been a more interesting or important time to join us. We offer a friendly and stimulating culture and a wide range of professional development opportunities and benefits such as 28 days’ holiday, free two-course lunch and flexible working hours.

Permanent role - Happy to talk flexible working

To Apply

If this role describes you and your career aspirations, then click below for further details and to apply. Please state that you saw the role advertised through the PubAffairs network.

CIPD: valuing everyone as an individual!

The CIPD define diversity as valuing everyone as an individual – we value all our employees, customers and clients as people. Harnessing these differences creates a productive environment in which everybody feels valued, where their talents are fully utilised and organisational and personal goals are met.

We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment regardless of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief.

Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.

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  • Fill out the short form below and upload your CV.

Closing date

The closing date for applications for this post is 11:59pm on Wednesday 4th July 2018