Policy and Public Affairs Assistant – London

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Ref: 517 Date Posted: Tuesday 28 Jun 2022
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Policy and Public Affairs Assistant

Professional Membership Body

Home Based Remote UK Wide with some infrequent travel to London office

Basic Salary £32,000-£36,000 dependant on location with excellent benefits Life assurance plan, Pension scheme with 8% employer’s contribution, 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, Private healthcare care (BUPA) option, Health screening, Interest free season ticket loan, Cycle to work scheme, Employee performance recognition

Full Time, Permanent

 

My client a reputable and established professional membership body is currently searching for a Policy and Public Affairs Assistant can be based from home remote with some infrequent travel to their London office.

 

The Role

 

To provide dedicated support across the Policy and Public Affairs function.

 

Principal Accountabilities

 

Work with the Head of Public Affairs and the Policy Team to develop and deliver high-quality public affairs campaigns for a range of stakeholders.

Provide co-ordination, briefing and organisational support to the institute’s external stakeholder engagement programme.

Monitor the political and parliamentary environment for relevant activity and provide input on relevant parliamentary processes and opportunities to influence.

Work with Policy team to write briefings and correspondence for parliamentarians on relevant topics.

Create content for and produce the team’s newsletter to institute’s members.

Create content for and actively update the Policy and Public Affairs pages of the institute’s website.

Support the co-ordination of the institute’s Honorary Fellowships and medals, using them as an opportunity to broaden the institute’s reputation and influence.

Take the administrative lead on the consultation response process

Assist in the preparation of reports, papers and presentations, including ad hoc policy research.

Support the team to organise meetings, take minutes and organise travel arrangements.

Maintain office systems, including data management and team processes.

Prepare papers for, attend, and take minutes of meeting as required.

Assist in the organisation of policy and thought leadership events in liaison with the Events and Policy teams.

Person Specification

 

an understanding of, and interest in, politics and the policymaking process. Knowledge of parliamentary process is desirable.

an interest in, understanding of or willingness to learn about some of the institute’s key social and policy issues, such as climate change, retirement savings, health and social care.

good verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

ability to set up and maintain administrative systems

strong organisational skills

ability to quickly get to grips with complex information

high degree of tact, diplomacy and discretion both operationally and personally

ability to remain calm and competent under pressure

ability to work as part of a team and independently, depending on the task

To apply to this role please send your CV

 

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