Head of Policy & Public Affairs

Location
London
Salary
£60000 per annum
Posted
12 May 2017
Closes
09 Jun 2017
Ref
00068565
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Public Sector
Function
Marketing
Contract Type
Interim
Hours
Full Time
Head of Policy & Public Affairs
Fixed Term (two years)
Department: Policy
Reporting To: Director of Communications
Salary: £60,000 per annum
Location: 8 Storey's Gate
Hours: 36.25 hours per week
Holiday: 25 days per year

The Organisation
This organisation is an international membership organisation that promotes and advances civil engineering around the world. They are a qualifying body, a centre for the exchange of specialist knowledge, and a provider of resources to encourage innovation and excellence in the profession worldwide.

The role
To establish the organisation as a leading source of insight, analysis and relevant opinion, creating and using multiple platforms to convey the key organisation messages. This role is critical to positioning them as thought leaders.

Duties and responsibilities
- Establish them as a leading source of insight, intelligent analysis and relevant opinion.
- Grow a network of members and other internal and external contacts and contributors to build a thought leadership programme and manage delivery of the programme.
- Manage and develop engagements with parliamentarians, senior officials and other opinion formers.
- Develop and implement a policy and publishing plan that maintains strong Government relations.
- Manage external stakeholders and maintain a database of stakeholders.
- Oversee and maintain a managed database of key thought leadership stakeholders.
- Lead, manage, develop, mentor and inspire the people within the department.
- Support Director of Communications in developing the annual divisional budget.

What are they looking for?
The successful applicant should be familiar with and comfortable working with senior figures in politics, the civil service and industry. A thorough understanding of public policy making processes in the Westminster government is essential. A good understanding of construction, civil engineering and economic infrastructure is desirable as is demonstrable experience in project management.

Closing Date: 26 May 2017
Interview Date: TBC

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