Policy, Public Affairs And Communications Officer
We have partnered with a leading non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing education and training to thousands of individuals each year, equipping them with skills that will benefit them in their daily lives.
As a Policy, Public Affairs and Communications Officer, your responsibilities will include:
- Staying updated on political announcements and disseminating this information to the organization, ensuring that the implications for the charity and its members are fully understood.
- Collaborating with the public relations team to develop compelling narratives that effectively showcase the charity's work to external audiences.
- Participating in external meetings with government officials to support the organization's overarching strategy of enhancing its external visibility and influence.
- Articulating the organization's viewpoints to Members of Parliament and providing briefings for political debates.
- Developing policy campaigns that deliver results, working closely with the marketing team and utilizing external communication channels for maximum impact.
- Partnering with external agencies for research projects aimed at gaining insight into the perspectives of members.
- Serving as an authoritative spokesperson for the organization and representing it to the media, or assisting in crafting statements for media outlets.
To be successful in this role, you should:
- Demonstrate a track record in policy and public affairs, showcasing instances where your experience has directly contributed to policy changes through effective advocacy and campaigning.
- Have a firm grasp of the inner workings of the Government and Parliament, including their processes and dynamics.
- Showcase experience in collaborating with stakeholders and establishing strong external relationships that are vital for the organization's objectives.
- Prior experience in media relations is advantageous, but not essential as training can be provided.
This role is commutable from various locations in Hertfordshire, including Letchworth, Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage, Hitchin, Hatfield, Hertford, St Albans, Harpenden, Luton, and Hemel Hempstead.
10 Interview Questions You Might Get Asked
These are questions that we think might come up at some point during the interview process. It's worth prepping answers for the questions below, as well as other key areas you think will be important to secure the role.
- Can you provide examples of instances where your experience in policy and public affairs has directly contributed to policy changes through effective advocacy and campaigning?
- Do you have a firm grasp of the inner workings of both the Government and Parliament, including their processes and dynamics?
- Can you showcase experience in collaborating with stakeholders and establishing strong external relationships that are vital for the organization's objectives?
- Have you had any prior experience in media relations?
- Are you familiar with political announcements and their implications for non-profit organizations?
- Can you give examples of how you have worked with the public relations team to craft compelling narratives showcasing the organization's work to external audiences?
- Have you participated in external meetings with government officials in order to enhance the organization's external visibility and influence?
- Are you comfortable articulating the organization's viewpoints to Members of Parliament and providing briefings for political debates?
- Can you give examples of policy campaigns that you have developed, and how they have had a positive impact?
- Are you able to serve as a spokesperson for the organization, representing it to the media?
5 Questions You Could Ask
Based on the job description above, here are 5 questions we think you could ask during your interview. Use them as a guide to help you write your own questions.
Remember: Always have at least 5 questions prepared for the interview. If you do not, you run the risk of looking unprepared.
- What are the key policy areas that the organization focuses on?
- How does the organization measure the impact of its policy campaigns?
- What are the main challenges facing the organization in terms of government relations?
- Can you provide examples of successful collaborations with external agencies for research projects?
- What training opportunities are available for media relations?
Company: Brand Recruitment
Location: Welwyn Garden City
Posted: 2023-11-02 00:00:00
Salary: £35000 - £40000/annum
Job Type: permanent
FT or PT: full_time
Category: Marketing / advertising / PR
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