Public Affairs Manager

Recruiter
Ellwood Atfield
Location
Amersham
Posted
12 Feb 2018
Closes
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client’s members own and operate the largest, cleanest and most technologically advanced vehicle fleets in the UK. The association is looking for an experienced policy communications strategist that can create a compelling narrative for the association and its members in a heavily regulated and issues-rich environment that covers air quality, connected and autonomous vehicles, consumer finance, road safety, terrorism and motoring taxation. The Opportunity A newly created role, the Public Affairs Manager will be responsible for creating and implementing a suite of powerful and persuasive policy messages and materials, including position papers, manifestos, blogs, articles, presentations and speeches. In doing so, they will reinforce the organisation’s position as a thought-leader and source of authoritative commentary on the rapidly evolving world of road transport and mobility services. Main responsibilities Crafting and implementing a set of policy messages to be used across all communications channels Supporting the association’s advocacy and campaign work with a suite of policy and thought-leadership materials, including white papers, position papers, research papers, speeches, presentations, infographics, webinars and manifestos Ensuring that members are kept up to date on policy issues via newsletters, policy briefings, web content and social media Supervising and coordinating external agency support (PR or public affairs) Working with colleagues to coordinate the production of a flow of policy research and data analysis that underpins core policy messages and campaigns Developing a stakeholder communications strategy across key policy priorities. Working with external stakeholders to explore opportunities for joint events, including workshops, roundtables, panel sessions and conferences Main Skills and experience required Experience of working in a policy or issues-based communications environment Experience of working with data and using it to support policy or issues-based communications The ability to write clearly, concisely and quickly on a range of different topics in a variety of formats Experience in distilling complex policy or technology issues into plain language

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