Pubic Affairs Officer

Recruiter
Talent Staffing Ltd
Location
London (East)
Posted
11 Apr 2019
Closes
06 May 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are looking for a confident Public Affairs Officer to join a well-known project at a busy and crucial time. We need someone confident and personable that would thrive in a busy environment.

To manage the public affairs activity in support of the overall communications and stakeholder strategy and lead on specific subject areas.

  • Build and maintaining the reputation and trust with political and business audiences.
  • Support the Public Affairs Manager, Head of External Affairs and Chief of Staff in the delivery of national, regional and London government, political and business liaison.
  • Implement a defined portfolio of key work streams and associated engagement programmes working closely with the Chairman, CEO and Executive team.
  • Monitor and research government, Parliamentary and other political activity, speeches, policy announcements and project related issues, and prepare briefings, presentations and responses for key individuals
  • Work closely with the Community Relations Manager to support the delivery of an engagement programme with Borough leaders and Officers, as well as support issues resolution with local communities
  • Deliver key stakeholder visits to worksites; including responding to all enquiries, checking for suitability; prioritising visits, and coordinating as required. Manage the logistics of site visits, ensuring health and safety is accounted for at every stage.
  • Source and brief spokespeople for public presentations and speeches ensuring presentation material is appropriate for the specific audience
  • Arrange and attend meetings with the CEO, Chairman and Executive members as appropriate
  • Keep an up to date record of engagement and issues log with key political stakeholders and draft letters and responses to enquiries
  • Manage engagement with other external audiences such as business groups and international audiences
  • Undertake out of hour’s on-call external affairs responsibilities.
  • Understanding and managing complex political and government stakeholder relationships and understand issues relating to relevant government and political audiences
  • Understanding of the wider strategic industry challenges and approaches including productivity, skills, innovation, procurement, sustainability and exports
  • Supporting the CEO, Chairman, Deputy Chairman and Executive Group in their engagement with key political stakeholders
  • Work to tight deadlines while continuing to provide a consistently high standard of work
  • Effectively communicating complex and detailed information in a clear, concise and compelling way, understanding the needs of different audiences
  • Able to communicate with people at all levels of the organisation and in all disciplines

Person Specification

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills.
  • Ability to produce written material to a high standard in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to brief stakeholders effectively on complex and technical issues.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of organisation and creativity.
  • Good IT skills - Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

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