Public Policy Officer

London Temporary £32,000 - £32,000 per year
  • Work closely with the Head of Public Policy to build effective relationships
  • Support on strategic advocacy programmes

About Our Client

A non-departmental public body ( NDPB ) of the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.

Job Description

The key responsibilities for the Public Policy Officer, based in London, will be to:

  • Support the pursuit of the strategic purposes
  • Provide support to key strategic programmes, such as St Pancras Transformed and the Business & IP Centre network.
  • Produce advocacy materials appropriate to the audience.
  • Devise and maintain effective and up to date stakeholder lists.
  • Manage the stakeholder database to ensure that it remains accurate, and work with other key departments in the organisation to develop an up to date stakeholder database that can be used for large-scale contact.
  • Support the Head of Public Policy and Head of Governance in the execution of the agreed influencing programme, including: undertaking research from a variety of information sources; briefing and co-ordinating influencer meetings for senior colleagues including members of the Leadership Team; building of relationships with peer contacts; organising and management of events, private views, tours, visits etc for key stakeholders.
  • Support the Head of Public Policy, Head of Governance and other senior colleagues in liaising with DCMS and other government departments, supplying information as requested in a timely, accurate and professional manner.
  • Drafting of timely, accurate and appropriate briefing packs and speeches for senior staff members to prepare for meetings, events etc.
  • Attend meetings with senior colleagues within government and the civil service.
  • Monitor and escalate key legislative and sector issues to colleagues as required.
  • Liaison with the colleagues on specific projects as directed by the Head of Public Policy to ensure that advocacy and media relations campaigns are integrated.
  • Attend relevant programme board meetings (i.e. St Pancras Transformed and Save our Sounds) and report to SROs as necessary.

The Successful Applicant

The successful Public Policy Officer will have:

  • Professional experience in an advocacy or stakeholder relations role either with a private or public sector organisation, public affairs agency or MP.
  • Demonstrable understanding and experience of government and parliamentary protocol, systems and procedures. Good political awareness and understanding of the sensitivities of working in a public sector environment.
  • Excellent written skills in a range of styles and for various purposes (correspondence, briefings, articles, etc.); excellent grasp of grammar and punctuation.
  • Good networking, influencing and interpersonal skills.
  • Maturity and gravitas and the ability to manage relationships with senior people both at the Library and externally.
  • Use and management of electronic databases and resources.
  • A proactive and enthusiastic approach, with the ability to problem-solve and think creatively.
  • Good organisation skills, including time management.

What's on Offer

The successful Public Policy Officer will work at a non-departmental public body ( NDPB ) of the Department for Culture, Media & Sport where you can gain good access and knowledge of Government Departments and build your networks there.

Amy Cox
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Phone number
+44 207 269 2214

Job summary

Job function
Public Sector
Contract type
Consultant name
Amy Cox
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 2214
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