Date Added: 11 August 2017
: 11 September 2017
Job Title: Public Affairs Manager
Working For: Electoral Commission
We are currently seeking an outstanding professional communicator to join our team as Public Affairs Manager, a broad and challenging role which is central to the successful delivery of the Commission’s objectives. This is a new position which is being created in order to drive a more positive, proactive, energetic and campaigning approach to our public affairs activity.
The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK. We work to promote public confidence in the democratic process and to ensure its integrity.
A modern regulator, operating within a unique and changing political environment, the Commission has a broad and challenging remit to improve fairness, transparency and efficiency in the UK’s democratic processes. In this context, the Public Affairs Manager will oversee the delivery of the full range of the Commission’s public affairs functions including stakeholder management, government relations and parliamentary engagement. They will work with the Head of External Communications to develop and manage the Commission’s public affairs strategy and projects, taking an innovative approach to strengthening links with a range of stakeholders in order to raise the profile of our work.
Reacting to fast-moving issues – such as political finance investigations or electoral administration matters – will be combined with a need to develop long-term plans to build relationships and protect and enhance the Commission’s reputation. The person in this role will need to use their initiative and excellent judgement to solve problems and achieve outcomes that meet the Commission’s objectives.
The successful candidate will manage and develop a team of two but work closely and flexibly with the wider External Communications team which includes media relations and public information functions. As part of the management team, they will also contribute to the direction of the Commission as a whole, with significant exposure to the Commission’s chairman, board members and senior leaders.
The role will be based in London but requires a strong understanding of how devolution is changing politics across the UK.
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Closing Date: 11 September 2017
Closing at 23:45pm.
Interviews for successful applicants are likely to be held on 21 or 22 September.