Policy Manager, 12-month FTC

  • Location: London/virtual working
  • Salary: c. £45,000 pro rata
  • Ref: RS-2008-7451
  • 2020-09-02T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield
  • Interim

Newly-created role for an experienced public policy professional in the environment/energy sector

The opportunity
Our client is a leading membership organisation and this is a broad and fast-moving policy role with regular, senior-level exposure to regulators, FTSE-100 companies, Government and European bodies.

Key responsibilities

  • Shape an agenda for working-level discussions with members on a key policy area, chairing discussions to agree and facilitate a small number of initiatives. This may include some horizon scanning and intelligence sharing; drafting position or decision papers; and (rarely) helping resolve differences of view between companies, or between industry and stakeholders.
  • Support the Chair of the Operations Strategy Group with regard to incidents and emergencies. Produce agendas, draft papers, and work with the Chair to prioritise and take forward issues. Current topics include EU Exit, leakage, chemical supply chain resilience, security of power supplies, and the future of incident management approaches.
  • Work with members to design and deliver a strategy for an urgent public health initiative and a complex policy problem, requiring work with a range of specialists and stakeholders. This will include close work with all members, collaboration with public affairs colleagues to secure helpful policy changes, and may include the commissioning and management of short pieces of analysis or advice.
  • Flexibly input into and support (or potentially lead parts of) other projects and initiatives as required.

Skills and experience required

  • Numeracy and analytical ability: experience of commissioning and/or interpreting analysis, and comfort with using data and other kinds of information to draw insights and make recommendations
  • A natural ability to communicate with clarity, brevity, fluency and impact, and to construct evidence-based arguments
  • Excellent organisation and an ability to juggle a broad range of tasks, projects and documents with limited oversight
  • A natural ability to build relationships and networks quickly, managing different stakeholders and empathising with their likely concerns and needs
  • Confidence to engage (and chair working-level meetings) on unfamiliar issues, but the judgment to know when experts or others need to be drawn in to help.

This is a renewable twelve-month contract, to start asap (maximum of one month’s notice).  Please apply below or contact rachel.s@ellwoodatfield.com for further details.

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