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About Our Client

The representative body of the home building industry in England and Wales.

Job Description

Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties:

  • Keep abreast of policy, legislative and media developments of relevance;
  • Monitor Parliamentary activity and proactively identify opportunities to engage with policymakers;
  • Identify external events, consultations and initiatives to which HBF might contribute, linked to our research, knowledge, publications, and policy positions;
  • Take the lead on the development and implementation of public affairs campaigns;
  • Assist with the development of credible policy positions that are informed through engagement with colleagues and members;
  • Develop responses to Government consultations on behalf of HBF members;
  • Assist the Policy Director with the development of HBF's Budget and Spending Review submissions;
  • Draft speeches, articles and presentations on behalf of senior members of HBF's management team;
  • Use existing and original data sources to present concise and compelling information to influence stakeholders and provide information to HBF members;
  • Coordinate and take ownership of the production of briefings for a variety of audiences, including members and MPs;
  • Draft high-quality policy papers, reports and newsletters;
  • Ensure relevant policy and legislative updates are included in our Weekly News Summary for members;
  • Assist the Policy and Public Affairs Officer with keeping the stakeholder lists and contact programme up to date;
  • Assist with the organisation of events (both virtual and in-person) including breakfast briefings, party conference fringes, roundtable discussions, webinars and member events;
  • Work with the Policy and Public Affairs Officer to source the latest data and statistics for use in HBF's Key Messages and Home Building by Numbers documents to ensure they remain up to date;
  • Ensure policy content on the website is up to date and draft new copy where required;
  • Support the wider work of the Communications department where required.

The Successful Applicant

Skills and requirements:

  • Ability to research and analyse complex policy areas;
  • Previous experience in a similar role;
  • Understanding of the role of a membership body;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Good attention to detail;
  • Strong IT skills.

To Apply

Please apply by way of CV to Sarah Smith by clicking on the Apply button below. When applying please quote the reference ‘181/21/PubAffairs’.

Processes are ongoing, and appointments will be made as soon as suitable candidates are identified and interviewed. You are encouraged to get in touch ASAP.

Your application will be reviewed by Michael Page. Please be aware we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview.

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 Wednesday 26th May 2021