Interim Public Affairs Advisor, 12-month FTC

  • Location: London/hybrid
  • Salary: Up to £65,000
  • Ref: RS-2111-8075
  • 2021-11-23T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield
  • Interim

A dynamic, issues-rich organisation in the transport sector seeks a public affairs expert

The opportunity
Our client is a leading organisation in the travel and transport sector.  In this role you will provide essential public affairs advice and insight to senior-level colleagues and lead on stakeholder engagement across a wide range of political and industry stakeholders.

Main responsibilities

  • Owning and developing the organisation’s relationships with political stakeholders, including in Government and Westminster
  • Overseeing communications strategies around complex policy issues
  • Working closely with the Chair and Chief Executive on their communications priorities, including events, speeches and political outreach
  • Providing strategic counsel to ExCo and the Communications Director on relevant issues 
  • Preventing and managing emerging issues to protect the reputation of the organisation
  • Working with teams across the organisation to develop communications strategies in complex stakeholder landscapes.

Key skills and experience required

  • Significant experience working in stakeholder-facing roles at a senior level within large public or private sector organisations with multi-faceted stakeholder relationships
  • Wide experience engaging and securing buy-in from senior stakeholders internally and externally
  • Experienced communicator with a practiced knowledge of developing audience analyses, communications channels and engagement tactics across a complex landscape with multiple interfaces at various levels of seniority and types of relationship
  • Capable of working autonomously to a large degree – ability to take on problems, develop and enact solutions, understanding when senior oversight is required, but able to operate independently in general
  • Experience of the transport sector desirable.

This is a 12-month, fixed-term contract to start by the beginning of February 2022 at the latest.  Please apply below or contact for more information.

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