A newly refreshed role with a highly respected membership body, a leader in its field and representing a much-valued, long-standing industry.
Reporting to the Managing Director, you’ll create and implement a cohesive policy and engagement strategy to maximise the effectiveness and reach of the organisation’s messaging and issues across the UK, Ireland and the EU where appropriate. In addition to monitoring legislation and producing reports on policy priorities and submissions, you’ll build and maintain relations with political stakeholders, related trade associations, and peers across the industry, while providing intelligence and counsel to the SMT.
A proven track record in developing and delivering public affairs strategies is essential along with a keen understanding of the UK political landscape and policy development process, and existing networks across Westminster and Whitehall.
Both creative and strategic, with the presence and credibility to a provide senior level counsel internally and represent the organisation to external stakeholders, you’ll be skilled in engaging with, and influencing, political stakeholders, with strong writing skills and an eye for detail. Sector experience is of less importance although retail would be a plus.