Senior Policy Officer

Posted 6 April by Murray McIntosh Recruitment Consultancy Easy Apply

My client, a highly regarded professional body with a global reach, operating within the Infrastructure and Built Environment sectors, are looking to bring on board a Senior Policy Officer. At a time when these sectors are at the forefront of Government Policy, this is an exciting time to join the organisation as they seek to grow their involvement in the policy and political arenas.

The successful candidate can expect to:

  • Lead on the design and delivery of a Policy development programme, enabling the wider External Affairs team to achieve the organisations short and long-term strategic policy aims and objectives
  • Be the in-house policy expert on Housing, Planning or other Policy areas suitable to the organisation
  • Maintain strong relationships with and act as first port of call for key internal and external stakeholders
  • Closely monitor political developments from Parliament, Government and elsewhere
  • Commission and conduct new research and assist with the communication and production of material for publication, web and press articles
  • Produce policy content for briefing materials, speeches and articles for senior management team
  • Regularly engage with the media and communications team to ensure that the organisation's Policy and Public Affairs work is effectively communicated
  • Represent the organisation at internal and external events
  • Occasionally travel, and have involvement with, stakeholders in the EU and devolved nations

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate:

  • Significant experience in policy development and research - ideally gained within a membership organisation
  • Sound understanding of Policy and Political environment within industry-related fields
  • Experience of influencing policy-making through the use of high-quality written materials
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and oral
  • Ability to engage and negotiate with stakeholders of all levels
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills
  • High attention to detail

Required skills

  • Construction
  • Government
  • Housing
  • Infrastructure
  • Policy
  • Politics
  • Public Affairs
  • Built Environment
  • Planning
  • Government Affairs

Reference: 34844583

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