Policy Manager

Bloomsbury, London (Greater)
£30000 - £34000 per annum
04 Jul 2018
20 Aug 2018
Sue Arnold
Public Sector
Contract Type
Part Time

Policy Manager

Job Type Four days a week (flexible), 12 Month Fixed-term Maternity Cover
Location Central London (Bloomsbury)

Salary Up to £34,000

Start August 2018

Our Client is looking to recruit a Policy Manager to support the Competitiveness Director in strategic planning, policy development and engagement to deliver the effective contribution to political developments impacting on the competitive position of the UK food and drink manufacturing industry.

This will involve monitoring policy developments; drafting concise and informative briefings for members; formulating company policy on the back of member consultations; lobbying decision-makers; and working with key partners to ensure that the delivery of projects meet the business plan objectives.

The Policy Manager Principal Accountabilities


  • Effectively manage the Graduate Excellence Industry Group and Employment, Skills and Safety industry fora to deliver the companies’ overarching vision and operating plan.


  • Manage the secretariat for the Food and Drink Supply Chain Workforce Group.
  • Monitor regulatory and policy developments regarding employment and access to labour for the UK food and drink manufacturing industry and wider supply chain, including EU migration, changes to immigration and employment policy.
  • Monitor regulatory and policy developments regarding skills policy for the UK food and drink manufacturing industry and wider supply chain.
  • Deliver on skills projects and policy insight/evidence into the Food and Drink Sector Council and its Workforce workstream.
  • Formulate company policy and prepare concise, informative and insightful briefings in relevant competitiveness areas
  • Communicate policy internally and externally. This will include producing position papers; presentations; newsletter articles; media responses; and briefings for members, industry representative bodies and colleagues.
  • Give clear direction regarding the development economic data analysis to develop the evidence base underpinning policy positions on skills and access to labour.
  • Build and maintain links with key stakeholders and lobby decision-makers on position in the UK (officials and politicians).
  • Represent members on various national forums (Defra, BEIS, Home Office, LPC, HSE, EEF and CBI) to ensure their position is coordinated and / or aligned with UK and EU positions.
  • Deploy Executive and Administrative resource to enable delivery of work program.

The Policy Manager Skills, Knowledge and Experience:



  • Graduate degree in politics, international relations, economics or other relevant disciplines
  • Strong knowledge of UK Immigration, Employment and Skills policy.
  • Proven professional experience in policy development and project management, gained in a corporate, political, trade association, consultancy environment or government department
  • Foundation knowledge of political processes (UK/EU), and awareness of the domestic and international political context affecting UK industry
  • Strong analytical, organisational, presentational and written skills (incl. word processing package)
  • Excellent communicator with proven ability to write influential documents, command authority in group settings and communicate effectively to diverse audiences
  • Ability to learn quickly and think strategically across changing priorities and expanding subject fields
  • Highly motivated team player with a hands-on attitude, ability to lead and develop creative and evidence-based approaches to policy issues, industry positions and their communication
  • Proven experience in planning and project management.  Ability to multi-task, respond flexibly to needs of business and members, and self-organise work effectively on different projects and issues

Main Challenges

To develop a management strategy for delivery of the company work regarding immigration, skills policy and project management to effectively deploy limited resources; engage the wider membership and key stakeholders; and ensure the effective contribution of the company to relevant policy discussion and strategic plans.

The Company:

This company is the voice of the UK food and drink industry - the largest manufacturing sector in the country. they help their members operate in an appropriately regulated marketplace to maximise their competitiveness. They communicate their industry's values and concerns to Government, regulators, consumers and the media.

How to Apply:

Job Type Four days a week (flexible), 12 Month Fixed-term Maternity Cover
Location Central London (Bloomsbury)

Salary Up to £34,000

Start August 2018

If you would like to be considered for the position, please click on the link and send your CV, covering letter and salary expectations, illustrating why you are best-placed to take on the role TODAY!!

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Closing Date


5.30pm 20th July 2018




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