Policy & Public Affairs Advisor, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Date Added: 28th October 2021

Closing Date: 3rd December 2021

Job Title: Policy & Public Affairs Advisor, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Hours: Full-time or Part-time (we are flexible)

Location: Scotland (Flexible as home working supported. Office working available if required)

Salary: Circa £30,000 (pro-rata if part-time)

Reference: 021/05

Job Details

This role supports the UK Policy and Public Affairs Manager with the delivery of the organisation’s policy and public affairs work programme in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Duties include:

  • Contributing to the planning and delivery of influencing, engagement and campaigning activities in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • To monitor and horizon-scan the external policy and public affairs environment in relation to relevant policy areas.
  • To support engagement with relevant politicians, government departments, local government, and external organisations, including establishing, developing and maintaining effective relationships with key parliamentarians and civil servants.
  • Drafting a range of communications, including briefings, consultation responses, policy and research papers, for both internal and external use.
  • Undertaking desktop research to help shape policy development and positions.
  • Representing Electrical Safety First at external meetings, such as Cross-Party Groups, and helping to organise Charity events, including virtual, in parliament and engagement activities at party political conferences.

About You

  • Educated to degree level or relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced policy and public affairs environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - an articulate, confident, and effective communicator.
  • An analytical approach to problem solving, ability to develop arguments and think logically and analytically.
  • Ability to build effective stakeholder relationships.
  • Basic understanding and awareness of the Governments and Devolved Parliament and Assembly in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • Ability to analyse and present data to assist with the development of policy positions.
  • A team player – willing to help support colleagues within the organisation.
  • Highly organised and flexible.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Good IT skills.

Application Details

Please send your CV and a covering letter to catherine.roalfe@electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk

We are unable to respond to all applicants due to the high volumes of CVs we receive. Therefore, if you don’t hear from us, unfortunately this means you’ve been unsuccessful on this occasion.      

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