Bolt Burdon Kemp LLP is a leading London law firm representing individuals who have been seriously injured. Through litigation, we help our clients secure the compensation they need to live their best lives, however altered their circumstances. We put our clients at the centre of everything we do and help them fight for justice every step of the way. We are passionate about getting the best results, providing exemplary client care, whilst striving to change the law for the better with every case.
We are committed to making Bolt Burdon Kemp LLP the best place to work for everyone. Our people are extraordinary and we take great care to nurture and support their growth within a learning culture.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Public Affairs Executive to join our new Public Affairs team. The role will report directly to our Head of Public Affairs.
You will assist with:
- developing and delivering our public affairs strategy;
- scanning the political and parliamentary horizon for issues which are relevant to those with serious injury and proactively developing strategies to address them;
- identifying consultations and calls for evidence which our organisation should respond to and working with key stakeholders to identify grounds for response;
- drafting consultation responses, position statements and briefings, explaining complex issues in a straightforward manner;
- developing and maintaining excellent relationships with a wide range of parliamentarians across the party political spectrum, key government officials and policy stakeholders to ascertain and garner support for initiatives;
- running the firm’s Social Justice Group and engaging staff internally through this and other initiatives with regard to the importance of political engagement;
- taking a lead on political engagement whilst also having a wider public affairs remit, dealing with the media, PR and external communications, charitable partnerships, marketing and profile raising.
You will ideally:
- have experience gained within a policy or public affairs role in central or local government, the third sector or the private sector within the UK;
- have a strong grounding and keen interest in current and public affairs, with a passion for social justice and challenging inequality;
- have excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to develop positive relationships with colleagues at all levels internally and external stakeholders;
- have a good academic background, however an ability to demonstrate relevant experience will count for more than academics;
- be hardworking, creative, energetic, and sociable, with excellent organisational and administration skills.
In return, we give all our staff the opportunity to excel in their chosen field by providing training, support, supervision and responsibility to match experience. Our working environment is demanding but friendly and very flexible.