Public Affairs Officer

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £30,000 - £37,000
  • Ref: CD-2404-9423
  • 2024-05-21T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield

Excellent opportunity to join a leading Membership Body as their Public Affairs Officer!

The Opportunity:

An exciting opportunity for a Public Affairs Officer to join a leading Trade Body!


  • Assisting the team in their public affairs activity on priority issues, including owning the forward look grid of activity and stakeholder lists
  • Coordinating relevant event planning activities, including administrative support as required to support the various expert member groups and committees
  • Representing the sector at relevant external stakeholder meetings, from All-Party Parliamentary Groups to our annual dinner
  • Working closely with body members to gather information and case studies to showcase the sector’s commitment to environmental leadership 
  • Identify opportunities to grow and expand your own political network in order to gather intelligence on issues relavant to the body.

Main Responsbilities:

  • Preparing reports, meeting papers and assisting with consultation responses
  • Attending meetings (including with external stakeholders), taking and circulating minutes/meeting notes as appropriate
  • Disseminating information to local authorities, police, regional Mayors, MPs, MSs and government departments as required
  • Monitoring parliamentary proceedings and maintaining a forward planner to identify parliamentary opportunities for influencing
  • Managing stakeholder lists including updating constituency data and using these to identify priority stakeholders relevant to different topical issues
  • Helping to develop social media asset and collateral from a Public Affairs  perspective.

Key Skills Required:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An understanding of and keen interest in policy development
  • A collaborative team player
  • Confident in building and maintaining effective relationships with members and external stakeholders

How to apply
To apply for this position please submit a copy of your CV via the “Apply for this position” button.
For more information, please contact Caitlin (

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