Public Affairs / Policy Programme Manager (Health and Social Care/Technology) Trade Association. Central London. Up to £38k plus benefits. Full Time Permanent role.
A stunning opportunity for an experienced Policy/Public Affairs professional looking for the next step in their career. Our client is a highly influential and well respected Trade Association which focusses largely on the technology sector and this instance Health and Social Care. It is not necessary for candidates for be experts in either area but they would definitely need to have an interest to pursue learning in both areas.
- Support the Head of Programme in delivering the objectives of the new Health and Social Care Council, including the smooth running of board meetings, ensuring papers are sent out on time and delivering stakeholder engagement activities.
- Develop and implement a social media editorial calendar to promote the team’s events and positions on key policy areas. This includes managing the Linked-in group, using twitter and drafting blogs as relevant.
- Raise the profile of the programmes through using effective communications channels such as regular newsletters and ensuring regular content is available on the website.
- Successfully lead, manage and deliver the meetings programme.
- Manage a number of member accounts to help with retention and ensure members are maximising value from wider membership.
- Assist the Head of Programme and membership team in the finding and recruiting of new members through research and articulating, explaining and selling the benefits of membership.
- Work with the Head of Programme to implement the programmes stakeholder strategy and ensure the in-house CRM is used effectively.
- Produce summaries of key policy documents and support the preparation of public policy submissions to regulatory reviews or government consultations.
- Work with relevant teams across the organisation to ensure we support them in delivering their objectives and seek their input as necessary.
- Any other duties as required by the programme.
- A positive, can do attitude and approach.
- A self-motivated individual who is comfortable leading a project.
- A team player who is comfortable and able to work with relevant teams (membership, marketing and business services) across the organisation.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Highly effective communicator.
- Comfortable working in a fast paced environment with competing demands.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to get to grips with complex technical information and to communicate this effectively to a range of audiences (e.g. writing consultation responses, blogs, newsletters, letters and minute taking).
- Is able to articulate, explain and sell the benefits of the organisation to a range of audiences from government to potential new members.
Essential Knowledge and Experience
- Demonstrates a reasonable understanding of the Health and Social Care IT landscape and the positioning and role of trade bodies.
- Demonstrates knowledge of and a proven track record in using media tools (including social media) to influence an organisations point a view.
- Strong knowledge of public affairs, ideally able to demonstrate a successful public policy outcome through using public affairs strategy.
- Has an awareness of tech companies business models and drivers.
- Has a proven track record and experience of managing complex relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.
- Has a proven track record of successfully influencing public policy with a positive outcome.
- Has a strong grasp of the workings of Whitehall (public affairs experience preferred).
- Proven experience in public policy.
- Comfortable with and has experience of working with CEOs and board level executives.
Desired Knowledge and Experience
- Interest in technology and public policy.
- Strong interest in the UK tech sector and our mission to make the UK good for tech, make tech good for the UK and make tech good for people.
- Has a proven track record of managing events (dinners, breakfast briefings, seminars and so on) ensuring accuracy and attention to detail.
This role profile is a guide to the work that is required but does not form part of any contract of employment and may change from time to time to reflect changing circumstances.
The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK prior to the commencement of employment.
Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are only able to contact successful applicants. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks please deem your application as unsuccessful on this occasion.