Policy and Public Affairs Executive

  • Location: London w/hybrid working
  • Salary: £30,000 - £35,000
  • Ref: AN-2309-9251
  • 2023-12-05T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield
  • Permanent

Join a leading regulator in making a difference in Alcohol Industry Regulation

The Organisation:

This is a leading and trusted regulator with a focus social responsibility within the alcohol industry. Their mission has been to elevate industry standards, promote responsible drinking, and mitigate alcohol-related harms. They oversee the Code of Practice on the Naming, Packaging, and Promotion of Alcoholic Drinks, ensuring responsible marketing to those aged 18 and above. They are funded by 19 member and associate companies, the leading alcohol brands in the UK, who share our commitment to reducing alcohol-related harm.

The Opportunity:

You will be supporting with policy, research, and public affairs, and you'll report to the Director of External Affairs. Your role is vital in providing analysis and a strong platform to engage with governments across the UK. You'll collaborate with their External Affairs team to identify opportunities for the organisation and its mission to uphold high standards in alcohol marketing through self-regulation.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Monitor, evaluate, and inform senior colleagues on government announcements, political developments, academic research, and emerging issues at regional, national, EU, and global levels.
  • Maintain a comprehensive archive of statistics and assist the team in producing accurate and compelling information for both proactive and reactive communication.
  • Manage daily media monitoring and the weekly political monitoring service, providing relevant content updates to members.
  • Maintain a map of political stakeholders and help draft appropriate correspondence to Ministers, MPs, and civil servants.
  • Assist in developing consultation responses and evidence bases on local to international levels.
  • Contribute to original research initiatives and horizon-scan emerging trends and data related to alcohol in society.
  • Conduct in-depth research and analysis to support the creation of briefing papers, reports,

Experience required:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in critically evaluating complex statistical data and scientific information.
  • A keen interest in politics and a solid understanding of the UK Government's workings.
  • creating compelling and influential work.
  • Knowledge of FMCG, particularly the alcohol sector, and policies related to social and health aspects of alcohol.
  • Experience in engaging with Westminster or devolved assemblies.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position please submit a copy of your CV and supporting statment via  "Apply for this position" button.
For more information, please contact Alexandra Nchidwuor (Alexandra.n@ellwoodatfield.com). This position closes on 9th December 2023.

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