Policy and Communications Assistant

  • Location: Gloucester (hybrid)
  • Salary: £25,000
  • Ref: RK-2305-9017
  • 2023-06-02T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield
  • Permanent

Exciting opportunity to join BH&HPA as their Policy and Communications Assistant

The opportunity

Ellwood Atfield is delighted to partner with the British Holiday & Home Parks Association (BH&HPA). This is an excellent opportunity to join as their Policy and Communications Assistant. The Policy and Communications Assistant will contribute towards meeting the objectives of the Association through assisting and supporting the team in progressing the industry lobby to UK, National, and local government and communicating guidance to members on policy issues.

Main responsibilities

  • To contribute to BH&HPA's political engagement (Government and Parliament), monitor political outputs, map stakeholders, deliver events and support meetings
  • To assist in enhancing the profile of the industry amongst all audiences
  • To organise and provide secretariat for industry committees and working parties, formulating Association policy, including minuting of such meetings
  • To communicate (often technical) issues to the Association’s members through a variety of channels e.g, over the telephone, email, journal articles, via the BH&HPA website, and at conferences and events
  • To assist in producing responses to Government consultations
  • Editing and proofreading guidance documents
  • To support the organisation of seminars and other information/lobby events, from a small delegation to a large conference
  • To assist in the promotion and support the administration of BH&HPA Branch activities and membership information campaigns
  • To act as secretary to the Association’s committees as required: agenda, briefing notes, memoranda, minutes etc
  • To field regular member enquiries through the membership advice line
  • To travel nationally to affect the requirements of the appointment.

Key skills and experience required

  • Excellent written and spoken communications- attention to detail with excellent proofreading skills
  • Ability to produce reports, briefings and other written communications often dealing with complex technical information
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence internal and external stakeholders
  • Knowledge of the UK political landscape and a keen interest in current affairs
  • Ability to work flexibly, under pressure, and to short deadlines
  • Driving license essential, to visit members and events in remote and rural locations.

How to apply

To apply for this position please submit a copy of your CV via the “Apply for this position” button.

For more information, please contact Rebecca (Rebecca@ellwoodatfield.com). This position closes on Thursday 8th June at 5pm.

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