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Reference: 84071

Date Added: 13 May 2022
Closing Date: 1 June 2022

Job Title: Public Affairs Advisor

Working For: ALCS

Location: London

Salary: £28,000

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

This role is to assist the Deputy CEO and Senior Policy and Public Affairs Advisor with advocacy activities concerning ALCS issues at UK and International level.

Main responsibilities

General advocacy work in the UK and EU. You’ll have primary responsibility to proactively provide intelligence on upcoming legislation, debates, PQs etc and other political developments from across the UK. To
Event management. You will use your excellent organisational skills to set up and attend political meetings/dinners/functions for advocacy purposes; writing up and following up on action points.
Raising ALCS’ profile externally. You’ll have an outgoing personality and be keen to arrange and attend meetings with MPs, Special Advisors and civil servants to discuss and further the aims of ALCS.
Committee management. Within ALCS you will organise and administer meetings of ALCS board sub-committees relevant to advocacy work including minute-taking.
Political communications. You’ll work with the communications team around campaigns and events to ensure messages reach a political audience including separate press releases where necessary. You’ll also promote ALCS to political journalists
All Party Writers Group (UK). Again, using your organisational skills you will administer the APWG including organising the AGM, meeting, events and dinners, writing up any meeting notes and following up on action points.
International (cover). When appropriate you will support the international policy lead with their work at the International Authors Forum (IAF) as well as relevant briefing notes.

Person specification:
UK parliamentary experience is essential for this role.
Outstanding communication skills.
Excellent organisational skills are paramount.
A genuine and demonstrable enthusiasm for working collaboratively in a small, busy but highly motivated team, working together to meet ALCS’ objectives.
A pro-active and positive approach to solving problems is needed, with energy and perseverance in the face of pressure.
A conscientious approach to all areas of work, particularly in completing projects,
meeting challenges and evaluating the outcomes is expected.

Please see the full job description here: https://d16dqzv7ay57st.cloudfront.net/uploads/2022/05/Public-Affairs-Advisor_web.pdf

Closing Date: 1 June 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be arranged in July with a view to the role starting in August or September.

Application Details

Review the full job description here: https://d16dqzv7ay57st.cloudfront.net/uploads/2022/05/Public-Affairs-Advisor_web.pdf

To apply for the role please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter explaining how you feel you meet the personal specification to jacqui.dalton@alcs.co.uk

Website: https://www.alcs.co.uk/

Additional Notes