Head of Policy and External Relations

Michael Page Policy
23 Mar 2018
19 Apr 2018
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is seeking a Head of Policy and External Relations who will be the policy lead for the organisation covering England, Scotland and Wales; managing the external relationships with strategic Government contacts, policy advisors, wider membership and the media Client DetailsA national charity and membership association.DescriptionYou will be responsible for:Developing and delivering effective policy and public affairs and media relations strategy, ensuring consistency across the three nations whilst accounting for local variationsInternal and external communications relating to policy, monitoring Board and member feedback to improve membership support internally and externallyWorking closely with membership and marketing teams to ensure effective communication of policy workEffectively monitoring the policy developments in all three nations ensuring consistency across the three nations while accounting for national variationsAdvising the Chief Executive on regional and national developments, policies and strategies relating to the childcare sector; and relevant legislative and regulatory changesProfileEssential skills:Knowledge of Health, Children or Education policy.Excellent written and oral communication skills, including good presentation skillsPublic affairs and media skillsStrong organisational skills, with the ability to lead a small team to deliver quality customer serviceAble to build relationships at all levels and within a range of settingsThorough understanding of the public policy environment and education policyKnowledge of communication and public relations processesPolicy formulationLiaison with government bodies and other agenciesJob OfferGBP40,000 - GBP45, 000

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