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Policy Officer – 9 Month Fixed Term Contract

10 March 2016 #SMMT News #Uncategorised

SMMT is recruiting for a Policy Officer for a 9 Month fixed term contract.

Purpose of the Post:

  • To monitor, analyse, report and identify suggestions on all policy issues relevant to the automotive industry.
  • To research and draft reports and consultation responses on current issues in support of SMMT policy development.
  • To support all aspects of SMMT’s UK and EU political communication and engagement programme
  • To deliver on SMMT Business Plan objectives and work programme in delegated PPVL team responsibilities

Qualifications/Skills/Attributes required:

  • Graduate level with previous experience in a public affairs or policy roles
  • Strong analytical, presentation and written skills
  • Experienced in compiling accurate and reliable briefings and reports as well as delivery of presentations
  • Evidence of good time management, job prioritising skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Highly motivated team player, self-starter, eager to learn and contribute to policy development and relationship management in a small team context
  • Knowledge (and ideally experience) of UK and/or European parliamentary and legislative processes

Main duties include:

Policy development and coordination

  • To monitor, analyse and provide regular briefings on all relevant political and industry issues for members and across the SMMT
  • To write regular policy newsletters and manage their internal and external dissemination
  • To support the development of SMMT policy positions, consultation responses and lobbying materials in liaison with members, key SMMT departments and other stakeholders (e.g. CBI, ACEA)
  • To attend and support all relevant SMMT committees/sections on policy developments as required
  • To assist and support the work and organisation of the Policy Co-ordination Committee
  • To support ad hoc research projects and events

Government relations

  • To support all aspects of the planning and delivery of SMMT’s UK and EU political communications programme
  • To develop, manage and update SMMT’s political contact database
  • To assist in delivering the SMMT party conference programme, All Party Parliamentary Motor Group secretariat and other projects, events and meetings as required
  • To liaise with key SMMT political contacts, officials and stakeholders as required  

Cross-departmental support

  • To support the work of other teams in the department and across SMMT as and when policy input is required

Salary and benefits package:

The package includes private medical insurance, company pension scheme, flexi time, 25 days annual leave, childcare vouchers, interest free season ticket loan (after six months).

Deadline for Applications:

24 March 2016

Method of Application:

Prospective candidates should e-mail with a CV and covering letter quoting your salary expectations.

Early applications are encouraged as interviews will take place and the position offered before this date if a suitable candidate is found.

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