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Working in the Policy, Economics, Public Affairs and Media (PEPAM) team, the Public Affairs Adviser will support the delivery of ADS campaigns on industrial and political issues, and lead a number of specific projects and events in order to further the trade association’s political reputation and goals.

This role provides the ideal opportunity for someone with a good grounding in politics or public affairs to take the next step in their career as part of a dynamic team in an ever-changing political environment. The successful candidate will be working on high-profile projects with senior political and industry stakeholders.

The role reports directly to the Head of Public Affairs with no direct reports.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have experience working in public affairs, as an assistant or researcher in Parliament, or in a similar role. With a background and understanding of UK and EU political institutions/processes and high awareness of the current UK political landscape.

With proven professional experience with direct responsibility of managing engagement and building effective working relationships with political stakeholders.

We are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate an interest and understanding of key political issues affecting ADS’ sectors (aerospace, defence, security and space).

Additionally, we are looking for a candidate with knowledge of wider business or manufacturing issues.

Experience of managing multiple events to achieve ADS’ political objectives, dealing with political attendance at events and liaising with external stakeholders.

You will be a confident self-starter, have a clear and concise communication style, demonstrating the ability to influence through written and verbal communication.
Excellent organisational skills, effective time management, and the ability to multi-task and prioritise your own workload.

With a good eye for detail and the ability to consistently deliver high quality, accurate work to deadline.

We seek a pro-active candidate with the ability to work as part of a team, learn quickly, adapt to changing priorities and manage a busy workload.

As a results-driven and highly motivated individual, you can demonstrate initiative, have a proactive approach to problem solving and can communicate clearly to internal and external audiences.

Contract & Benefits

Contract: Permanent, fulltime role, Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week

Location: Hybrid role- working from the head office in London and home

Compensation: Circa £30,000 annually

Benefits: Bonus, pension, private health insurance, life insurance, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, 9-day fortnight, hybrid working, extended remote working, enhanced parental leave, 28 days annual leave, buy additional annual leave, long service additional annual leave

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Friday 29th December 2023