Public Affairs Lead

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £Competitive + benefits
  • Ref: AZ-2208-8535
  • 2022-08-05T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield
  • Permanent

Work with IAB UK to build a sustainable future for digital advertising

The organisation

IAB UK is the not-for-profit trade body for the digital advertising industry with members from some of the biggest companies in the world including Google, Meta and Twitter. Its mission is to build a sustainable future for digital advertising. The IAB does this through a range of activities including events, training, research, setting standards, helping the industry to remain self-regulated and more.

You can find out about the IAB’s culture, the ways the company support new joiners, their wellbeing offering, company benefits and commitments to sustainability and inclusion here: Careers at the IAB.

The opportunity

This new role will be critical in ensuring that the IAB’s policy work has the maximum influence and shaping the future of policy and regulation for digital advertising so that outcomes are evidence-based and proportionate.

You will own key relationships for the IAB across government, Parliament and with other key external stakeholders and will work with the Policy & Regulatory Affairs team and the wider IAB to raise the IAB’s profile, status and credibility through external engagement and lobbying activity.

Main responsibilities

  • Proactively build and maintain relationships with senior decision-makers to increase understanding of and support for industry/the IAB and our policy positions in government and Parliament
  • Be an authoritative representative of the IAB with external decision-makers in Whitehall and Parliament
  • Design and deliver a plan to deliver against the IAB’s 2025 strategy objectives, including identifying success criteria
  • Design and deliver an annual advocacy and engagement plan that encompasses all key policy and regulatory decision-makers
  • Work with the other members of the Policy and Regulatory Affairs team to design specific engagement plans/activities to advocate for particular policy/regulatory outcomes.

Key skills and experience required

  • Knowledge of the UK government policy-making process and how to influence it effectively and appropriately
  • Experience of influencing regulation and policy in a relevant role (such as public affairs, government affairs or a political role)
  • Experience of designing and delivering advocacy and engagement strategies that deliver impact and outcomes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and comfortable speaking to groups and in public forums
  • Commercial awareness to be able to identify and communicate business needs and concerns to policy-makers.

For more information, or to apply for the Public Affairs Lead position, please forward a copy of your CV by clicking on the 'Apply' button quoting the reference number AZ-2208-8535.

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