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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced policy and public affairs manager to support the development of the Western Gateway partnership - an economic ‘powerhouse’ spanning Western England and South Wales. You will work closely with both the Chair and Director of the Western Gateway alongside political leaders, business and universities from across the region.

This post is one of five jobs which form the secretariat of the Western Gateway partnership, and the expectation is the post will be based within the Western Gateway area, spanning South Wales and Western England.

This is an agile post, with an expectation of travel (Covid-19 permitting) across the Western Gateway area. 

We welcome secondments for these roles.

What will I be doing?

You will lead on policy and public affairs. You will build the partnership’s profile and reputation with a wide range of Government, public and business stakeholders and produce robust research and evidence, focused on the tangible benefits of acceleration of this economic geography.

What do I need to have?

You will have worked extensively in a public affairs environment, able to operate confidently at a senior level and with excellent knowledge of the wider national and devolved political environment.

You have excellent project management skills, can attract inward investment and drive forward parallel activities in governance, policy, research and stakeholder management. You are a strong influencer and will be adept at providing strategic advice to senior leaders and politicians to inform priorities and policy development.

You will be able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and event management. You will have knowledge and experience of the research process including analysing economic information and data. You are able to work independently. You can coach others and you are excellent team builder.

Why join us?

You will be working on behalf of the Western Gateway and employed by Bristol City Council. We offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation.

Join us and you’ll receive a generous rewards package including flexible working and flexitime, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

Additional Information

This is a full-time role, 37 hours per week and is available as a 24 month secondment or fixed term contract. Your working days will be Monday to Friday.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Sunday 26th September 2021