Public Affairs Manager – 12 Month FTC

  • Location: Harlow, Essex - hybrid working model
  • Salary: £45,000
  • Ref: AN-2405-9462
  • 2024-05-30T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield

An exciting opportunity for a public affairs professional to make the next step to their career

The Organisation

Our client is a dedicated charity with the mission to enhance accessibility for disabled people by funding, supporting, and innovating in the transport sector. 

The Opportunity

They are looking for a  Public Affairs Manager to join our Communications Team and lead on their public affairs activities. This new role is critical in raising awareness of the organisation's work and influencing policy to benefit disabled people. The role involves managing political landscape monitoring, advising senior leadership on necessary actions, and preparing briefings for engagements with Parliamentarians and senior Ministers. The Public Affairs Manager will also assist developing and implementing their Public Affairs and Government Engagement Plan.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and manage the public affairs strategy aligned with the organisation's vision.
  • Amplify the organisation's voice in Parliament and political spheres, managing relationships with parliamentarians and stakeholders.
  • Monitor the political, legislative, and regulatory landscape, providing advice and briefings to senior management.
  • Manage a contact program for Parliamentarians, facilitating dialogue on issues relevant to the foundation's work.

Experience Required

  • Strong understanding of parliamentary processes in Westminster, Scotland, and other devolved nations.
  • Ability to manage projects independently and contribute effectively to team efforts.
  • Experience in proactively identifying opportunities to influence policy.
  • Ability to facilitate sensitive conversations to reach consensus.
  • Effective engagement with stakeholders in Government, industry, and other organisations.

How to Apply: 

To apply for this position please submit a copy of your CV and covering letter via the “Apply for this position” button.
For more information, please contact Alexandra Nchidwuor ( .
Application deadline is 31st May 2024.

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