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Senior Public Affairs Officer


  • £37000 per annum
  • London
  • Posted: 17/09/2019
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 176102490

Job Details

Senior Public Affairs Officer required by a leading UK wide membership body to assist the Head of Marketing and Communications in providing a public affairs service to the organisation.

This is a full time, permanent role (working 35 hours per week) - paying £37,000 per annum plus excellent benefits

Core duties:
" Monitor parliamentary statements and media coverage about planning related matters and circulate to colleagues as appropriate.
" Work closely with the Policy and Research team to agree key messages including statements and lines to take with key stakeholders.
" Draft and action stakeholder engagement and campaign strategies with guidance from the Head of Marketing and Communications, including gathering stakeholder intelligence and data for stakeholder mapping.
" As appropriate, support the UK Directors in devising engagement strategies for the devolved Assemblies and Parliaments.
" Broker meetings for with senior government advisors and officials, members of parliament and ministers to promote the policy aims and research of the organisation.
" Maintain the CRM as appropriate with details of stakeholder communications.
" Organise public affairs events including overseeing the organisation's presence at party conferences and the parliamentary reception.
" Source and edit content for and distribute the stakeholder briefing e-bulletin.

Key requirements:

" A good working knowledge of Whitehall, Westminster and the devolved governments
" Experience of executing stakeholder relationship and/or campaigns
" An enthusiasm for politics and an understanding of the role of professional institutes in influencing policy
" A keen appreciation of what politicians and advisors need from professional bodies
" An understanding of the workings of the devolved assemblies and the built environment
" Experience of using social media
" Knowledge and understanding of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how they apply to the role

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