Head of The Broadband Stakeholder Group
Basic Salary £45,000-£55,000 dependant on experience plus a range of excellent benefits including bonus
Farringdon, Central London
Full Time, Permanent
My client a leading and reputable UK trade association within the technology sector is currently recruiting for a Head of The Broadband Stakeholder Group.
The role of the Head is to lead and manage the work of the Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG), the UK’s leading advisory body on broadband policy. It provides a neutral forum for organisations across the converging broadband value-chain to discuss and resolve key policy, regulatory and commercial issues, with the ultimate aim of helping to create a strong and competitive UK knowledge economy. The ideal candidate will have experience in leading a team and will have an excellent understanding of policy development, public affairs, stakeholder management and regulatory affairs. Knowledge and experience of broadband and the wider technology, media and telecommunications brief, whilst not essential, is highly desirable.
The person appointed will show capability and potential to build strong member engagement, creating good external reputation and stakeholder relationships. They will need to have, or a propensity to develop quickly, a good understanding of the opportunities and challenges in the use of digital communications and data analytics, identifying how to engage members in the trade association’s activity and show the ROI of this engagement to them.
Develop the BSG work programme, including initiating projects and work-streams and preparing and writing BSG reports, articles and letters on broadband policy
Full operational responsibility of the BSG, responsible for sponsor relations and ensuring financial support for the BSG on a not-for-profit basis
Engage with BSG stakeholders, including DCMS, Ofcom and industry on the development of policy positions and the ongoing development of the BSG work programme
Represent the BSG in a multitude of fora, including conferences, Parliamentary committees and in front of trade and national media
Lead on all communication of BSG reports and output
Line manager for BSG Policy Manager and Team Assistant (shared), and responsible for briefing and engaging the non-Executive Chair in the work of the BSG
Any other duties that might from time to time be required by BSG
Knowledge and Experience:
Excellent understanding and experience of the UK political system and policy formulation processes
Experience and/or demonstrable insight into the regulation of this sector or another highly regulated industry
Experience of managing multiple projects with excellent organisational skills; experience of dealing with consultants
First-class verbal and written communication skills
Proven ability in stakeholder management including client/relationship management and management of budgets
A sales and marketing/promotional ability to gain new sponsors as required and to keep existing sponsors who fund the BSG on an annual basis
Demonstrable management expertise and ability to work with small but dedicated team
Ability and experience of leading a team and representing it effectively
Comfortable in senior-level engagement, able to represent the body in front of senior figures up to Secretary of State level
A doer as well as a leader
Comfortable in representing the organisation at all levels, from trade and national media relations to parliamentary forums and conferences and events
Ability to use the tools and technologies: including but not limited to Microsoft Office, including Dynamics or other CRM systems, mobile and home working software as appropriate, and web tools
Experience of working in, or knowledge of broadband the technology, media and telecommunications sectors is highly desirable
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