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Policy Advisor - Financial Services

Murray McIntosh Associates Ltd
London, UK
Closing date
18 Jan 2021

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This is an exciting opportunity for a junior Policy professional to expand their skillset in a fast-paced and close-knit team in the Financial Services sector.

Working closely with the wider Policy, Research and Communications team, this role is a unique opportunity to drive forward the organisation's aims and objectives whilst the issues they are working around, such as importance of ESG to the sector, good governance, general financial services review and access to investment and finance for SME's are at the forefront of the government agenda and political debate.

The successful candidate can expect to:

Support the Policy, Public Affairs and External affairs teams to create, implement and maintain a public affairs programme, in line with the organisation's policy aims and objectives
Identify key stakeholders through the development and use of a contact programme, including MPs, Ministers, other Membership Organisations and Key Policymakers
Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, both internally and externally
Monitor political developments from Parliament, Government and elsewhere
Produce briefing materials, speeches and articles for senior staff on key political developments
Regularly engage with the media and communications team to ensure that the organisation's Policy and Public Affairs work is effectively communicated
Support and occasionally lead on key elements of the organisations Public Affairs campaigns
Represent the organisation at internal and external events
Occasionally travel, and have involvement with, stakeholders in the EU and devolved nationsThe successful applicant will need to demonstrate:

Any prior exposure to a Public Affairs or Political environment is desirable - 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 campaigns
Any press or social media experience is desirable
Excellent communication skills - both written and oral
Ability to translate complex Policy articles into succinct and easy-to-read format
Ability to engage with stakeholders of all levels
Strong analytical and report writing skills
High attention to detail
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