Senior Government Affairs Manager, 12-month FTC

  • Location: LONDON
  • Salary: £60,000 - £65,000 PRO RATA
  • Ref: RS-1910-6909
  • 2019-10-09T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield
  • Interim

Exciting opportunity to join a high-performing Corporate Affairs team at a leading membership body

The opportunity
A high-profile trade association in the financial services sector is looking for an experienced government affairs practitioner to join its dynamic corporate affairs team.  The industry sector our client represents is gaining increasing public awareness and, against this background, the interim Senior Government Affairs Manager will work closely with the wider team to drive and implement the organisation’s political strategy and help protect, promote and enhance the reputation of the membership among decision makers and those who influence them.

Main responsibilities

  • Implement the association’s government affairs strategy, both in Whitehall and devolved administrations, ensuring the value of the industry is understood by key regulators and policymakers across all political parties
  • Support the Head of Government Affairs and Corporate Affairs Director in development of Government Affairs strategy
  • Help to shape the industry’s narrative and messaging for use with key stakeholders and produce advocacy materials that creatively and compellingly tell the story of the value of the industry for policymakers
  • Identify key policy issues for the association and its members and put in place strategies to ensure that the industry’s reputation and licence to operate are protected and enhanced
  • Build networks, gather intelligence and coordinate activity with a wide range of stakeholders that impact on the industry in order to keep colleagues and members informed of new policy developments and initiatives.

Key skills and experience required

  • Substantial proven track record of working in a government affairs role (for example, in a government affairs consultancy, an in-house team, or in a similar organisation) with a demonstrable ability to build and maintain a strong network of contacts
  • A clear understanding of current affairs and relevant financial services public policy issues
  • Excellent communicator: articulate and succinct, excellent command of written and spoken English, capable of acting as an ambassador and advocate with senior stakeholders
  • Good political awareness and business judgement
  • Proactive, determined, enthusiastic and ‘can do’ attitude who takes the initiative and works well under pressure.

This is a 12-month, fixed-term contract to start in January 2020, ideally with some handover during December 2019.  Please apply below or email for more information.



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