UK Major Ports Group are seeking a policy expert to lead on their policy engagement
Ellwood Atfield is pleased to be exclusively partnered with The UK Major Ports Group (“UKMPG”) who are seeking a new Policy Adviser to join their team. UKMPG is the UK’s trade body for the UK’s biggest ports operators. They represent 9 of the top 10 largest port operators in the UK, and are focused on helping grow the ports sector’s big contribution to the UK as the primary gateways for trade, boosting jobs and prosperity all around the coast of the UK and enabling a more sustainable world.
This exciting new role within the team has been created in direct response to the growing importance of engagement with policy makers has within the UK ports sector. The successful candidate will be taking the lead on one of UKMPG’s key policy areas - environment, transport infrastructure or land and property development – and be able to make important contributions in other policy areas.
As Policy Adviser you will be reporting directly into the CEO. UK Major Ports a small, agile trade association, so this position will suit anyone who is a go getter, confident, and happy to take real ownership of their work.
- Responsible for one of UKMPG’s core policy areas – environment, transport infrastructure or land and property development
- Researching and producing ‘thought leadership’ material in the Policy Advisor’s lead policy areas, e.g. media articles, priority position papers and briefings.
- Monitoring and analysing developments in transport and industrial policy, technology and global issues with a bearing on the current and future development.
- Researching policy related issues and drafting reports for internal, membership and external use.
- Leading or helping with the preparation of industry evidence to Parliamentary Committees and Government Consultations.
- Drafting correspondence with policy makers and relevant stakeholders.
Key skills and experience required
- Previous policy experience within at least of environment, transport infrastructure or land and property development areas
- Understanding of drivers of policy change, and familiarity with Government departments, local government, academia, think tanks, Parliament.
- Ability to develop good relationships within Government, Parliament, members and academia
- Strong project management skills and ability to work independently to tight deadlines
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
UK Major Ports are happy to consider candidates seeking a full time position or accommodate flexible, and part time working for experienced candidates who may be looking for a role accommodating 3 or 4 days per week. UKMPG has office space in London but, for the right candidate, would consider remote working arrangements.