Policy and Technical Advisor Permanent

Policy and Technical Advisor

Trade Association

Berkshire or Home Based

Basic Salary £30,000-£35,000 dependant on experience plus benefits including 25 days plus 3 at Christmas, contributory pension and full travel expenses

Permanent, Full Time


At least 3 years’ experience working in a policy, compliance, advisory, committee or member liaison role is essential


My client a well-respected and reputable trade association – membership body based in Berkshire is currently looking for a Policy and Technical Advisor to work at least 1 day in the office a week so open to someone being remotely based. But working from the Berkshire office is also fine.


The Role


They are looking for someone that can take complex technical information and turn it into easy to understand and follow policies and guidance. They will work with the experts on our Technical and Safety Committee to tackle the main compliance challenges their industry faces. We need someone that will not only write the guidance but also get out and make sure people are aware of it and using it. This is also an opportunity to make a difference to how policy is made. Our adviser will support the Chief Executive in our work to influence national government and the key national regulators. We need someone that has experience of either implementing, enforcing or developing compliance policies.


Key Responsibilities


Member Advice & Liaison


Researching and writing technical advice guides on key issues

Handling member enquiries that arise from advice

Delivering effective communication strategy to promote awareness and use of Guidance by Federation Members

Management of Owned Accreditation and Compliance Schemes

Providing day-to-day management of Primary Authority Partnership

Handling all enquiries from members on issues of relevance to Primary Authority

Managing the relationship with the Climate Change Agreement Scheme

Working with Chief Executive to explore and establish new schemes where opportunities present

Managing any additional schemes that are added to the service package


Policy Development  


Support the Federation Chief Executive in seeking to influence regulatory policy

Undertake research into key policy issues related to temperature-controlled storage and distribution and produce papers and reports

Establish and manage a network of member contacts to undertake regular qualitative and quantitative research


Committee Administration  


Act as co-ordinator and secretary to the policy and technical committees

Work with Chief Executive and Committee Chairmen to set agenda and work schedule for committees, manage communication with committee members and produce minutes, action list and other outputs


Person Specification


Educated to degree level or equivalent professional qualifications

At least 3 years’ experience working in a policy, compliance, advisory, committee or member liaison role

Strong technical writing skills

Excellent communication and writing skills

Good team working skills


To apply to this role please send your CV


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Job Overview

  • Date Posted: Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Expiration date: December 31, 2018
  • Job Title: Policy and Technical Advisor
  • Salary: £30,000 - 35,000
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