Public Affairs Manager

  • Location: London (Flexible Working)
  • Salary: £49,284
  • Ref: OC-2110-8021
  • 2021-11-16T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield
  • Permanent

A fantastic Public Affairs opportunity with an independent political organisation

Job Title: Public Affairs Manager
Directorate: Communications, Policy and Research
Permanent, full time
Salary: £49,284
Location: London

Are you interested in bringing your communications and stakeholder engagement skills to an organisation that plays a vital role in the democratic process?
The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK. It works to promote public confidence in the democratic process and to ensure its integrity.

The role
We are looking for a proactive and engaged public affairs professional to lead on parliamentary engagement for the Electoral Commission.
This is a vital role within the Commission’s external communications team. You will oversee the work of a busy and responsive public affairs team, developing, managing and delivering the Commission’s public affairs strategy. You will have an excellent understanding of parliamentary process, experience leading a high performing team, and first class stakeholder engagement skills.

The successful candidate
You will work closely with the Head of External Communications and the wider external communications team, to provide expert advice and insight to senior colleagues on the Executive Team and Board, briefing them for engagement with external stakeholders. You will oversee the development of your team and ensure they deliver a high quality service, responding to stakeholder enquiries and correspondence, monitoring parliamentary activity, briefing colleagues and preparing for Select Committee and other scrutiny hearings.
You will be adept at building strong relationships and navigating complex stakeholder networks, and will work to ensure a wide range of stakeholders understand and value the work of the Electoral Commission. You will work closely with the Commission’s policy team, to ensure the UK’s governments and elected representatives understand the Commission’s recommendations for strengthening our democracy, bringing creativity and well-honed communications skills to our influencing and engagement work.

Working at the Electoral Commission
The Electoral Commission offers excellent terms and conditions, including flexible working hours and the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements (dependent on scheme rules) which include a valuable range of benefits.
We would like to continuously increase the diversity of our employees. Applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates are particularly welcomed.
Video conferencing tools will be available for the interviews and may be required. We will confirm details with shortlisted candidates.

To Apply:
The deadline for this position closes on the 23rd of November, with candidates expected to provide a brief cover letter along with their CV. The full job description can be viewed here


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