Campaigns and Public Affairs Manager

Up to £50000 per annum
11 Jun 2019
09 Jul 2019
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Public Sector
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
The Organisation
Established in 1818 and with over 93,000 members worldwide, the Institution of Civil Engineers policy and public affairs team exists to deliver insights on infrastructure for societal benefit, using the professional engineering knowledge of their global chartered membership.

The Role:
This campaigns and public affairs role would suit an experienced public affairs professional, with a start-up mentality, looking to embed new ways of working to help make the organisation the go to place for insights on infrastructure for political decision makers.

This is a fixed term maternity leave cover position for 10 months.

The Campaigns and Public Affairs Manager (Maternity Leave) will lead the development and delivery of Campaign Plans and associated activities for their influencing objectives at international and national level. The postholder will also be responsible for leading on the development and delivery of their Public Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement Strategy and support the development of these across their regions.

Key duties and responsibilities:
- Develop and execute forward looking campaign plans to deliver policy positions and insights to key decision makers and key opinion formers, in line with overall department objectives
- Support team effectiveness by identifying, piloting and embedding the use of the best platforms and approaches to get their policy messages across to target audiences
- Develop their Key Decision Makers and Key Opinion Formers engagement strategy for Westminster and International and support the creation of target audience strategies for their regions
- Oversee the delivery of the agreed Public Affairs Strategy; the provision of insight and analysis on political trends to inform the wider business; as well as corporate affairs objectives
- Ensure Senior figures, including the Director, General and President, are well briefed on all political issues as required.
- Manage, coach and develop the Public Affairs team to increase knowledge and ensure the use of best practice
- Monitor and manage the Public Affairs budget, as well as project specific budgets, to ensure projects are delivered on time and to budget.

What they are looking for:

To be successful in this role, you will need to have:
- Strong experience within a consultancy, political or in-house Public Affairs role
- Experience in strategy development for integrated communication campaigns
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Experience of building relationships with senior decision makers and their offices
- Strong line management experience
- Strong experience in project management and budgets; writing briefings and political monitoring
- Experience of working with Policy & Communications colleagues to develop effective campaign strategies