Head of Policy and Public Affairs – London

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Ref: 521 Date Posted: Tuesday 28 Jun 2022
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Head of Policy and Public Affairs

Professional Membership Body

Hybrid (W1 London and Home)

Basic Salary: Up to £54,025 dependant on experience plus a generous benefits package

Full-time, Permanent

 

My client, a leading professional membership body based in Central London with over 19,000 members of all ages, stages or disciplines across the UK, is currently recruiting for a Head of Policy and Public Affairs.

 

The Role of Head of Policy and Public Affairs

 

We’re looking for someone to lead our policy and public affairs team to develop membership body policy on a range of issues and deliver a proactive public affairs strategy to achieve policy change.  

We’re looking for an individual with experience working in research and/or policy development and experience of campaigning for policy change. You will have excellent political judgement and knowledge and understanding of the UK political environment, parliamentary procedures, and public affairs processes.

 

Line management responsibility for four Policy and Public Affairs Officers and one Public Affairs Manager

 

Knowledge, skills, and expertise:

 

Policy making skills, including experience working in research and/or policy development

Experience of public affairs work, including lobbying and campaigning for policy change

Excellent political judgement

Stakeholder engagement and relationship management skills

Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills

Knowledge and understanding of the UK political environment, parliamentary procedures, and public affairs processes

Ability to lead, manage and motivate teams, including in a hybrid working model

Experience/understanding of membership or professional organisations (desirable)

 

To apply to this role please send your CV

 

Due to the volume of applications we are only able to contact successful applicants. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful on this occasion.

 

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