The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is looking for a public affairs specialist who understands how to influence decision-makers to support us to continue to have a positive impact for the self-employed and small businesses.
We are in interesting political times, but FSB still manages to achieve change on behalf of small businesses and the self-employed. The public affairs team has had major successes this year from reversing the decision to increase National Insurance Contributions to achieving major successions on business rates.
This is an exciting opportunity to take a leading role in a busy, high-performing public affairs team. We work on a huge variety of areas across almost every area of Government policy. This role will be responsible for designing and delivering public affairs strategies that achieve public policy change for small businesses and the self-employed.
The ideal candidate will understand the Government and opposition parties’ priorities, be able to provide tactical insight on how government and parliament operates, and be acutely aware of the opportunities and risks the current political climate presents us with. You should also be a highly skilled communicator, with the ability to build productive working relationships and write persuasively for a variety of audiences.
As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services, including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Our aim is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.
Members get an exclusive package of great value business services including advice, financial products and support. These cover a wide range of benefits such as tax, legal and HR, local network groups, business banking and mentoring.
We don’t only provide fantastic membership benefits - FSB is also the UK’s leading business campaigner, focused on delivering change which supports smaller businesses to grow and succeed. Our lobbying arm starts with the work of our team in Westminster which focuses on UK and English policy issues. Further to this, our expert teams in Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast work with governments, elected members and decision-makers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
All applicants and employees will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, colour, race, ethnic origin, religious beliefs or disability. Neither will they be disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be relevant to the job.
For the full job description and further information on the FSB please visit our website at www.fsb.org.uk/about-us/careers/career-opportunities
If you wish to apply for this role please send your CV and covering letter to the FSB at HR.Recruitment@fsb.org.uk.