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ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is a trade association representing over 33,500 local shops across the UK. ACS provides industry leading advice, networking opportunities and lobbying to its members, underpinned by a strong presence in the trade and national media on key issues facing the convenience sector.

ACS is looking for an ambitious candidate to join a growing Public Affairs team in the role of Public Affairs Assistant. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic candidate to support a busy public affairs team. The ideal candidate will be capable of taking on a wide-ranging policy brief and working in a fast-paced environment. A demonstrable interest in the political and policy process would be advantageous.

Reporting to the Director of Government Relations, the Public Affairs Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Monitoring outputs from Government departments, parliamentary developments and the national media in order to produce daily and weekly monitoring reports for internal and external audiences;
  • Researching policy issues to support the team in responding to Government consultations;
  • Drafting letters and briefings to key political audiences e.g. government officials, MPs, Ministers about campaigning activity and policy developments;
  • Providing administrative support for industry and parliamentary working groups;
  • Supporting the Public Affairs team on the planning, preparation, and running of ACS policy events;
  • Attending internal and external meetings to brief ACS members and policy makers about ACS policy positions.

The successful candidate, educated to degree level or equivalent, will demonstrate excellent comprehension skills and the ability to summarise complex information accurately and quickly.

This role provides significant development opportunities, including training and qualifications for the right candidate looking to improve their skills in the field of public affairs and communications. 

To Apply

Please click on the Apply button below to send your CV and covering letter to Edward Woodall, and when applying clearly state that you saw the role through the PubAffairs network.

Interviews will be held online immediately on a rolling basis.

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 Friday 10th December 2021