External Affairs Manager
Working with the External Affairs Manager and colleagues to promote and enhance the reputation with key stakeholders and policy-makers in the financial services industry, voluntary sector, in Parliament and Whitehall, and in local government. Coordinate external engagement with industry and consumer stakeholders and harness their expertise to help guide and shape engagement -this will involve effective and targeted external engagement activities. Responsibilities of the role: - * Working with the External Affairs Manager to help develop and execute the external engagement strategy. * Mapping and being aware of the stakeholder landscape regarding key influences - and forging relationships with external contacts to support the development and delivery of the national strategy and corporate plan.Supporting and working with others across the organisation to ensure quality and consistency of external engagement. * Building and maintaining effective working relationships with external stakeholders and supporting senior leaders in their external engagement with e.g. financial services firms, trade associations, partner organisations, industry commentators, advice charities, other voluntary and public-sector organisations and wider opinion formers. * * Working closely with the Commissioning & Partnerships team to promote awareness of the national strategy and corporate plan, among parliamentarians, and building relationships with legislators, regulators and local government across the UK * Supporting with the development of briefings, attending or coordinating external events, and representing the organisation at a range of external events * Working closely with the rest of the Corporate Affairs team and other colleagues to support the delivery of engaging, multi-channel and multi-stakeholder campaigns, focusing on consumer outcomes * Supporting other corporate communication efforts as appropriate. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the below: - * Solid understanding public affairs, parliamentary procedures, and experience of working in Westminster and/or local government * Strong networking and presentation, written and verbal communication skills * Expertise in developing and delivering successful public affairs and engagement strategies and plans * The ability to work cross-functionally with other teams and disciplines within and outside the organisation * Ability to work in fast-paced environments with a strong customer focus * An understanding of the financial services and/or third sector an advantage but not essential. If this role is of interest, please do apply with an up to date word version of your CV by the 30th of April 2019 highlighting all your relevant experience or do contact myself for further information.