External Affairs Officer

London (Central), London (Greater)
Very competitive salary + excellent benefits
15 Aug 2014
10 Sep 2014
Full Time
Permanent

Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry with offices in London and Aberdeen. Its 470 members are companies active in the UK province, and include the major and independent oil and gas companies, as well as contractors and suppliers from across the full breadth of the industry’s supply chain.

We seek an exceptional political and public affairs professional to fulfil the role of External Affairs Officer in our London office reporting to the External Affairs Manager.  The successful candidate will work in conjunction with the Oil & Gas UK directorates to take an active role in technical policy development and provide leadership on policy communication strategy and delivery. Working closely with the Press and PR teams they will deliver consolidated and powerful political and stakeholder communication in both a proactive and responsive manner across the range of directorate policy areas, covering the local, regional, national and particularly European spectrums. 

Candidates should have a degree from a significant and recognised university (minimum 2.1) and have solid government public affairs experience with a proven track record of successful advocacy.  Current contact with relevant officials, government agency officials and policymakers would be an advantage.

All candidates should have excellent communication skills, both oral and written, strong interpersonal skills and be an effective team player and networker.  They must also be able to think clearly, critically and decisively and be able to provide strong analytical insight. In return for hard work and commitment, the organisation offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

If you are interested in the above vacancy, please apply by sending a detailed CV and a personal statement to the HR Manager at recruitment@oilandgasuk.co.uk . A full job description can be found at http://www.oilandgasuk.co.uk/aboutus/careers.cfm                                                                                             

Closing Date:  10 September 2014