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Our Client:

Business Services.

Job Description:

The Government Affairs Manager is required to provide Government relations support to our client’s UK and Group businesses.

You will be:

  • Maintaining up to date records of key political and civil service contacts across key UK government departments;
  • Tracking diplomatic movements of British Ambassadors and High Commissioners based overseas;
  • Monitoring UK Government policy and legislation affecting UK-domiciled corporations & sharing with key business unit leaders;
  • Reporting on key political commentary on factors affecting our client globally and locally (via various tools such as Yatterbox and media monitoring);
  • Monitoring speeches by MPs and Lords, written and oral parliamentary questions and consultations in relation to our client’s activities (currently using Parliament Today);
  • Receiving and handling all incoming political correspondence;
  • Researching and co-ordinating responses to issues raised in public forums or direct correspondence;
  • Providing advice and support to business unit leaders on engagement with political contacts on key issues;
  • External stakeholder management such as UK and International think tanks, trade associations, business lobbying groups;
  • Managing visits by MPs and other political contacts to G4S locations across the UK (Prisons, contact centres, etc);
  • Managing political events (as required) – party conference attendance, round-table events, select committee appearances.

Essential skills:

  • Strong understanding and experience of working in Westminster and Whitehall;
  • Previous experience of working for a senior politician or political party, think tank, major government department, public affairs agency or in house public affairs team;
  • Evidence of building relationships with key stakeholders, government ministries and external organisations to build, improve and maintain organisation reputation;
  • Credibility and confidence to be an external face, with an ability to engage appropriately with key audiences;
  • Experience of engaging with political audiences during times of crisis;
  • Good understanding of the media and its relationship with political relations.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Tuesday 8th October 2019