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Job Description

  • Lead the development of public policy and influencing projects to deliver strategic, high impact policy outcomes;
  • Deliver and develop strategies to build effective and influential regulatory liaison, including with Ofcom and the ICO;
  • Build excellent relationships with civil service, parliamentary, industry and civil society stakeholders, and leverage these to deliver high impact policy change;
  • Deliver persuasive, evidenced policy interventions to ensure child-centred decisions on regulatory design and delivery, and that supports our ambition to be a user advocate for children in online harms regulation;
  • Oversee high quality policy development on new and emerging policy issues, proactively identifying emerging concerns or policy risks;
  • Work closely with Press and Campaigns teams to deliver effective and authoritative external messaging, and manage cross-cutting projects across directorates;
  • Be a key point of contact for internal and external requests for information and advice about NSPCC's positions on complex technological and regulatory positions;
  • Use strong project management skills to plan the delivery of policy development and aligned public affairs work, planning both your and colleagues' time effectively.

The Successful Applicant

  • Demonstrable prior experience of working in regulated contexts or for a regulator;
  • Excellent understanding of online harms issues. A background in online harms or related public policy areas are strongly desirable;
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the clear ability to influence a wide range of audiences verbally and in writing, and to tailor information to different audiences;
  • Excellent policy development skills, being able to make evidence-based and credible positions on complex and highly nuanced subject matter;
  • Strong analytical skills, with a clear ability to understand the wider policy and legislative context, and turn problems into compelling policy solutions;
  • Show a good understanding of related public policy issues, with a demonstrable ability to design and deliver high-impact policy interventions;
  • Strong knowledge of policy and legislative processes, using sound political judgement to deliver meaningful policy and public affairs change;
  • Excellent stakeholder and persuasive skills, with evidence of delivering tangible change through influencing key relationships, forming tactical and strategic networks, and leveraging political and external dynamics;
  • Excellent negotiating skills, with demonstrable ability to persuade and build influence with regulators, government, and industry;
  • Strong programme management skills and experience of managing complex and competing priorities, with a track record for delivery at speed, under pressure, and in a fast-changing external context;
  • An inspiring team player, with a collaborative and flexible approach and the ability to work well across teams and directorates.

To Apply

Please apply by way of CV to Sarah Smith by clicking on the Apply button below. When applying please quote the reference ‘218/21/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.

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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 Monday 12th July 2021