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11 Dec 2023

Full-Time Policy and Public Affairs Advisor

FJWilson Talent – Posted by FJWilson Talent Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Are you an experienced policy and public affairs professional?

Our client, an internationally acclaimed professional membership association, is now hiring for an experienced Policy and Public Affairs Advisor to join their growing team.

This role offers:

– Permanent/full time contract

– Hybrid working pattern – home-based combined with at least 4 times a month in beautiful HQ offices in Buckinghamshire

– Starting salary up to £37,000/annum

– Benefits:

  • Up to 8% employers pension contribution
  • Life assurance cover at 4x annual salary
  • 25 days holiday
  • Employee assistance scheme
  •  TOIL/overtime scheme for travel

Note: It is essential that the person is able to travel within the UK on occasion.

Our client

We are working with a prestigious professional membership organisation, one of its kind in the world. Our client has an amazing community of volunteers, and they are actively involved in organising events and activities at a regional level, to champion and foster the advancement of the profession.

Established in 1970s, and a registered charity, they develop qualifications and deliver learning opportunities, conduct research, and provide knowledge and resources for their members and professional community.

This client’s membership base is growing year on year and is likely to grow to a size of around 40k in the short term. Membership is comprised of individual members and corporate partners, both of which are spanned through 128 countries around the globe.

Their community of members and volunteers is highly engaged and actively involved in various parts of the organisation.

The Role

The main purpose of this role is to support and advise the Head of Policy and Public Affairs in ensuring the project profession builds its voice and influence across governments, parliaments, and wider stakeholders.

Responsibilities include:

Public Affairs

• Help raise the profile, credibility & influence of our client with key individuals & audiences across the public, private & voluntary sectors (including other professional bodies) and within government.

• Gather political intelligence and engage in regular horizon scanning to identify areas of government and public concern that are relevant to our client’s policy priorities and to raise with the Head of Policy

and Public Affairs.

• Monitor and report on government, parliamentary and political party activity related to our client’s key issues and offer advice to internal colleagues on political issues.

• Support dissemination of our client’s research reports through public affairs plans.

• Lead creation of policy priorities and positions.


• Work with members, political stakeholders and academia to research, develop and write effective evidence-based policy products, including consultations, briefings, reports, presentations,
blogs, and media statements.

• Work with the Research and Impact Advisor to bring academic research into the heart of policy development.

• Support delivery of profile raising policy events in Parliament and elsewhere (e.g. roundtables, panel events, APPGs) to bring our policy messages directly to policy makers.

The Person

The ideal candidate will:

• Be educated to degree level.

• Have a good track record of stakeholder management and building partnerships across the public, private and voluntary sectors

• Have demonstrable experience of working in public policy, public affairs, public relations, or political work

Have knowledge of:

  • Public affairs theory.
  • Policy development including research methodologies.
  • Delivering impact.

• Have effective influencing and networking skills with the ability to maintain and extend stakeholder and customer relationships and to analyse and provide advice on complex issues.

• Have outstanding communication skills, both in terms of written and oral work, with experience of communicating effectively with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.


For a confidential conversation with FJWilson Talent, please contact Maria McNiven on 0203 195 3600 or email us at re************@fj******.com

Our privacy policy is available on our website: https://www.fjwilson.com/privacy/

The services advertised by FJWilson Talent Services are those of a recruitment business.

We encourage applications from all sections of the community. Furthermore, qualifications and/or experience identified are indicative. We will consider applications from candidates who have comparable qualifications and/or experience for role advertised.

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Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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