Policy Officer BLUP42484
Our client is the world's largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership and their workforce are key to their continued success.
This exciting and newly created role will give you the opportunity to lead on policy engagement with parliamentarians, professional bodies and other external stakeholders in Wales.
Your key responsibilities will include developing and supporting research and campaign activity in Wales, and drafting written consultation responses to the Welsh Government on key strategic issues. You will represent the institute in the public domain with the aim of raising their profile in Wales and building relationships which facilitate the development of the institutes position within the Welsh Government, National Assembly for Wales and the construction industry in Wales.
You will also work closely with staff and Members both in Wales and at Head Office, providing advice and guidance, gathering intelligence, drafting briefings and press releases on relevant topics and reporting on activity where required.
You will bring to the role knowledge of the National Assembly for Wales and Welsh Government processes, along with the ability to cross-examine policy development. You will be confident and well-spoken, with the ability to communicate with colleagues, members, external stakeholders and political audiences at varying levels of seniority. You will also possess strong networking skills along with an enthusiastic and flexible approach.
Knowledge of the built environment and construction industry is desirable, as is the ability to understand the public interest position of a professional body. Ideally you will be qualified to degree level or equivalent, with excellent writing, research and presentation skills. Excellent IT skills are also a prerequisite.
No two days will be the same in this exciting position, so if you thrive in an ever changing environment and love to get your teeth into a real challenge then this could be just the role for you!
In return, they can offer you a fantastic range of benefits which include an excellent private medical insurance scheme and contributions to a group personal pension plan. They are also extremely proud to hold a Silver Investors in People award which demonstrates our commitment to your ongoing development.
This is a home based role (in Wales), fixed-term opportunity until July 2017, working 22 hours per week.
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