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Reporting to the Head of External Affairs Team the post-holder will be responsible for helping develop and implement high-impact influencing campaigns to shape governmental, parliamentary and other key stakeholder audiences.

The post-holder will actively collaborate with LCCI colleagues and, in particular, act as a LCCI link with relevant stakeholders at City Hall, the London Assembly and London local government.

Main Tasks

  • Maintaining a programme of contact with relevant figures in government and parliament;
  • Maintaining a programme of contact with the Office of Mayor of London and the London Assembly;
  • On-going liaison with key stakeholders and maintaining a log of correspondence and meetings;
  • Liaising with LCCI members to manage and promote their policy issues in line with LCCI objectives and team priorities;
  • Preparing submissions and responses to relevant consultations and inquiries;
  • Identifying opportunities for, and/or threats to, the LCCI corporate agenda in the public policy area.


  • Liaising with other LCCI teams, especially Patron and Marketing to assist with maximum delivery of services to members as appropriate;
  • Playing an active part in team briefings, staff meetings and other internal communications;
  • Working with Chamber colleagues to organise launch events for team campaigns, publications and initiatives;
  • Contacting with the BCC to understand relevance of national network campaigns to LCCI and members;
  • Regular drafting of articles for external publication including London Business Matters;
  • Providing of material for LCCI Board and Council reports as required.

Additional Duties

  • Liaising with other Chamber teams, especially Membership, Marketing and Events, to assist with maximum delivery of services to members;
  • Drafting articles and letters for publication;
  • Presenting an efficient professional and positive image of the BCC approved Chamber network in London.

Skills and Aptitude


  • Strong networking skills;
  • Ability to communicate across all levels;
  • Excellent telephone manner;
  • Creativity and innovation;
  • Understanding of London governance;
  • Understanding of Westminster Parliament;
  • Ability to develop strong working partnerships;
  • Tact/diplomacy;
  • Drive and pro-activity;
  • Decision making;
  • Team working;
  • Autonomous working;
  • Ability to set targets;
  • Strong sense of perspective (realism/rationality);
  • Commercial awareness/acumen;
  • Strong negotiation skills;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office;
  • Attendance at some events therefore ability to work out of hours i.e. before 9 am and after 5 pm.


  • Knowledge of issues affecting business;
  • Strategic thinking;
  • Knowledge of transport related issues;     
  • Budget preparation;
  • Proficient with databases.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Monday 18th November 2013