January 11, 2021 3:34 PM

Stakeholder and External Affairs officer

  • Role: Stakeholder and External Affairs officer
  • Location: From home or Westminster, London
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 9am - 5.30pm
  • Start date: February 2021
  • Contract length: Three months, with the potential for renewal on a permanent basis
  • Reporting to: Head of External Affairs
  • Salary: Up to £25,500pa
  • Closing date: Midday Friday 22nd January

How to Apply

Please send a CV and cover letter to Cary Mitchell at jobs@bestforbritain.org

Include your reasons for applying, and explain how you meet the person specification, below.
Please also provide the names of two referees who we can approach.

Please put the job title in the subject of your email.

 

 

About Best for Britain

Best for Britain is working to keep the UK closely aligned to Europe and to provide scrutiny of Government and Parliament as the UK navigates its post-Brexit role in the world. Our team comprises people from all political parties and none. We take pride in our all-party approach to political campaigning and the leading market research and polling that we produce. Our work is more vital than ever before as the UK deals with the double challenges posed by Coronavirus and life outside the EU.

The Role

Working closely with the Head of External Affairs, you will support Best for Britain’s public affairs activity, including its role as an APPG (All-Party Parliamentary Group) secretariat. Your primary responsibilities will be helping to maintain effective communication with “mission critical” stakeholders - from politicians, interest groups and partners relevant to Best for Britain’s activity and the APPG’s work. 

This role involves stakeholder management, research and administrative responsibilities. 

The role is fast-paced, changeable and requires strong communication and interpersonal skills.  This role will suit someone who feels confident liaising with stakeholders of all levels and who is able to get involved with other aspects of a political campaigning organisation from time-to-time..


Core responsibilities 

Stakeholder relations

  • Developing relationships with politicians, interest groups, partners relevant to Best for Britain’s mission and APPG work 
  • Maintaining correspondence with APPG officers, stakeholders and contacts
  • Organising meetings with political stakeholders, interest groups, third sector organisations and partners
  • Identify and mapping “mission critical” stakeholders 

Research

  • Providing briefings and Parliamentary Questions for parliamentarians speaking in Parliament on topics related to Best for Britain’s work or ahead of parliamentary activity relevant to the APPG
  • Writing and researching to help deliver the APPG’s recommendations and reports 
  • Drafting letters on behalf of the APPG’s officers and members 
  • Undertaking ad hoc analysis of qualitative and quantitative data 

Administrative 

  • Managing enquires from parliamentarians, interest group stakeholders or members of the public, by phone, email
  • Keeping CRM software up to date 
  • Managing case studies and evidence submissions for the APPG 
  • Helping to deliver a programme of activities for the APPG in the current parliamentary session, including setting up, drafting agendas for, and minuting meetings 
  • Monitoring relevant debates, select committees, parliamentary business, legislation, parliamentary questions 
  • Drafting and sending out Best for Britain’s news bulletin and the APPG’s newsletter

Person specification 

Essential

  • Confident communicator, with ability to speak to external stakeholders of all levels 
  • Proven ability to prioritise your workload and work under own initiative, and within a small team
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven written ability for writing briefings etc
  • Highly organised with good attention to detail; strong analytical skills
  • Strong administrative and IT skills
  • Respect for sensitive and confidential information
  • Eligible to work in the UK

Desirable

  • Experience working in a political environment and/or understanding of how UK parliament works and its procedures
  • Understanding of and interest in UK politics

Application Details

To apply for this role, please send a CV and cover letter to Cary Mitchell at jobs@bestforbritain.org before midday Friday 22nd January 2021. Please include the job title you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Please include your reasons for applying, and explain how you meet the person specification. Please also provide the names of two referees who we can approach.

Interviews will take place during the week commencing Monday 25th January via Zoom. You will be asked to complete a task at the interview. 

Equal Opportunities

Best for Britain is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we believe that this makes us a dynamic and effective organisation. We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, class or any other protected characteristic.

Our roles and culture are inclusive and we can make reasonable adjustments throughout the application process and on the job. If you have any particular requirements, do get in touch.

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