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Senior Public Affairs Manager

Central London£60,000 + a good benefit package

You will know this high street brand from their food, banking and legal businesses, amongst others. They have asked Ellwood Atfield to recruit a Senior Public Affairs Manager. This is a new role, reporting to the Head of Public Affairs and managing a team of three. You will develop, protect and enhance the corporate reputation of company and its commercial and corporate interests.

You will:

  • Develop and implement a set of progressive and compelling proactive public affairs strategies tailored to a complex matrix of external stakeholders.
  • Manage the planning, development and implementation of the public affairs activities to ensure effective reputational management of reactive issues.
  • Build on a strong culture of business partner engagement to meet and exceed commercial and corporate priorities.
  • Horizon-scan the political environment to ensure the early identification of opportunities and threats to optimise reputational gain and to minimise risk.
  • Lead, coach and develop a team of public affairs professionals to ensure effective delivery of public affairs interventions, meeting the requirements of the relevant businesses.

You will have:

  • A thorough understanding of legislative processes at EU, UK, devolved and local level.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with ability to demonstrate persuasive influencing techniques.
  • A broad understanding of commercial drivers within consumer-facing industries.
  • Proven ability to network and develop relationships with a wide range of audiences, drawn from both the commercial and political communications world.
  • Line management experience ensuring that you can manage and develop your team.

Importantly you will have substantial public affairs experience, ideally with a background in financial services. You can find out more or apply by email sending your CV and quoting reference CPAM/NB. Please note that applications must be made by Monday 28 January 2013. 

18 January 2013
18 February 2013
Full Time