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About the Role

My client is a pre-eminent organisation in the UK and has a well-earned reputation and positive public image. It represents the views of its members to government, local authorities and the media. It aims to improve standards in one of the key areas of British economy by providing information and guidance to help their members thrive.

The Public Affairs Manager will advise and lead on policy and strategy formation, carrying responsibility for external promotion among key stakeholders in the media, civil servants, MPs and other key industry bodies. The successful candidate must be able to think on their feet and have a proven track record of shaping policy/strategy, whilst influencing key stakeholders such as the media and policy makers.

The role has arisen due to strong growth in this sector and a need for the sector to be properly understood with its messages conveyed. The issues surrounding this role will no doubt play a pivotal role in the outcome of the next general election.  

About You

  • Strong experience working in a Public Affairs environment either from In-House or Agency, building positioning statements and communicating to wider external stakeholders;

  • Ability to balance commercial understanding with effective industry advocacy;

  • Excellent communications and presentational skills: at all levels to a variety of audiences, competent in public speaking, including online (e-newsletters and social media);

  • Experience in dealing with government, lobbying to promote the clients agenda;

  • Experience in copywriting;

  • Flexible, able to work on their own initiative and as part of a team, managing multiple priorities against tight deadlines;

  • Proactive and self-prioritising within the scope of the post.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Friday 22nd November 2013