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Established in January 2002, PubAffairs is the premier network and leading resource for the public affairs, government relations, policy and communications industry.

The PubAffairs network numbers over 4,000 members and is free to join. PubAffairs operates a general e-Newsletter, as well as a number of other specific group e-Newsletters which are also available to join by completing our registration form.

The PubAffairs e-Newsletters are used to keep members informed about upcoming PubAffairs events and networking opportunities, job vacancies, public affairs news, training courses, stakeholder events, publications, discount offers and other pieces of useful information related to the public affairs and communications industry.

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Our Client:

Newly established membership and campaigns body.  Our clients members include legal services providers, insurers, brokers, charities, MGAs, representative groups and others.

Job Description:

You will help shape policies and campaigns and provide hands-on support to the directors managing the business, particularly with regard to key external stakeholder relations, including with the membership.

You will:

  • Need to identify priority political and Whitehall stakeholders and manage relationships with them in order to achieve policy objectives;
  • Undertake research on issues relevant to our client’s campaigns, including attending relevant external industry events and drafting briefings;
  • Draft responses to consultations;
  • Engage with politicians, policymakers, regulators and industry figures to represent the interests of our client’s members and those they support;
  • Work with third parties such as research companies and others to provide collateral for  campaigns;
  • Maintain engagement with the membership, including supporting engagement with potential new members;
  • Assist with social and other media relations, including monitoring and providing regular insights to the membership;
  • Events management;
  • Write briefings and position statements and papers on issues of importance;
  • Keeping key stakeholders up to date as needed.

Essential skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills with a wide range of people and audiences;
  • You will have experience of Policy and Public Affairs;
  • A good understanding of the political landscape and the structure of national and local government;
  • Is a proven self-starter who takes the initiative, brings drive and ambition to the role and is able to multi-task;
  • Has excellent research skills and the ability to distil and summarise complex topics into easy-to-understand formats for a variety of audiences;
  • Has grit, determination and a willingness to stretch themselves at all times in order to learn and develop;
  • Is comfortable engaging with potential new members to grow the association;
  • Ideally has direct experience working with government departments, regulators, politicians and other policymakers.

To Apply

Please apply by way of CV to Sarah Smith by clicking on the Apply button below. When applying please quote the reference ‘318/19/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 Friday 20th December 2019