Policy Adviser (Political Finance and Regulation)

Recruiter
EASYWEB NFP RECRUITMENT
Location
London
Salary
30535.00 GBP Annual
Posted
17 Apr 2018
Closes
15 May 2018
Sectors
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Policy Adviser (Political Finance and Regulation)

Our client is the independent body that regulates party and election finance, sets standards for well-run elections and encourages people to register to vote. It has been a busy time at the Commission, with a number of significant elections and referendums having taken place. Looking ahead, there will be new opportunities for policy development in election law following the devolution of additional powers to the Scottish Parliament and National Assembly for Wales.

Position: Policy Adviser
Location: London
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: GBP30,535 per annum
Benefits: offer excellent terms and conditions, including flexible working hours and the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements (dependent on scheme rules) which include a valuable range of benefits.

Closing date: Sunday 29 April 2018 at 23:45.
Interviews will be held in the week commencing: 8 May 2018.

About the role:

The role of Policy Adviser is to provide a flexible policy analysis and development resource which supports projects required to develop expert policy advice by our clients administration or political finance issues.

Responsibilities:

- Carry out research and analysis to support agreed policy projects and workstreams to deliver the Policy Team's operational plan
- Coordinating consultation activities for policy projects, including logging, responding to and analysing consultation responses and views from external partners on policy issues
- Analysing draft legislation, to include providing drafting for briefings for legislators ahead of debates on relevant proposals
- Carrying out research and analysis to help maintain the Commission's policy framework and to monitor the status of Commission policy recommendations
- Drafting material required to support communication and advocacy plans to promote the Commission's policy agenda
- Coordinating and managing preparation for any meetings organised or hosted by the Policy Team

About you:

- Degree level education or equivalent relevant experience
- Experience of policy development and influencing decision-makers, ideally in a diverse and fast-moving policy environment
- Experience of working with government policy and legislative processes
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate content in a clear style
- Ability to work in an environment where close attention to detail and accuracy are critical
- Familiarity with UK political systems and structures, including devolution within the UK
- Good level of IT skills including MS Excel, Word, Project, databases and Outlook
- Familiarity with and ability to analyse and interpret primary and secondary legislation is desirable
- An understanding of, and interest in, democracy and the electoral processes in the UK is highly desirable

You may have experience of the following: Policy Adviser, Political Finance, Political Finance Regulation, Policy Officer, Regulatory Officer, Policy Executive, Policy Analyst, Policy Research, Senior Policy Adviser, Project Management, etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK's leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.

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