Job Opportunity (London)
Closing Date: 31 March 2023
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Salary Range: £35,000 – £39,000 per annum (with 25 days holiday, Bupa health insurance, Employee Assistance Programme and Cycle to Work benefits)
Hours: 37.5 per week, Monday – Friday, with extended/ flexible hours at times to accommodate U.S. time and early morning/late evening events/meetings
Working Structure: Hybrid office/home working
Closing Date: 31st March 2023, applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.
Interviews: With applications accepted on a rolling basis we will offer first round interview timeslots on a rolling basis as well.
Work Authorization Details: As an equal opportunities employer, BAB is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.
We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join BAB.
Applicants will be asked to provide evidence of their right to work in the U.K. at interview stage.
What You Can Expect
In this key role of Policy Manager you will become part of the most prominent transatlantic trade organisation and a tight-knit team who are committed to BritishAmerican Business’s (BAB) mission, our work and colleagues. Your primary role is to support our Chief Trade and Policy Officer (based in the USA), and the wider policy & trade team and execute the wider policy portfolio; with you being the main local point of contact for BAB’s policy portfolio in the UK. This means you will:
- take a leading role in all UK-based policy workstreams and activities
- take a proactive role in managing key accounts of policy member companies;
- prepare briefing/white paper drafts, statements and other written materials.
- monitor relevant legislative developments on both sides of the Atlantic;
- help coordinate and prepare policy content for internal and external policy-focused briefs and updates;
- develop, prepare, deliver and host policy briefings, meetings -virtual and in-person-;
- help develop and deliver policy campaigns;
- oversee the accuracy of lists;
- support lead on specific projects;
- help expand our network of external stakeholders; and
- represent BAB at external events and working groups.
You will report into the Executive Director, London and Chief Trade and Policy Officer.
This role is ideally suited for a candidate who has some pre-existing experience in government and external relations and who has a vital interest in international trade, business, and the transatlantic corridor. You should bring a good understanding of the interplay between governments and key stakeholders; related prior experience such as in a government office, advisory firm, think tank, or a trade/business association would be a plus. Most importantly you should have a keen interest in transatlantic policy issues, be passionate about shaping policy, and be excited, curious, and proactive in helping us to make BAB a visible and relevant organisation in the field of policy and trade. To be successful in the role you should possess a variety of skills ranging from being able to conduct concise research independently, drafting policy texts in all forms, planning and delivering policy briefings and meetings, as well as liaising with internal colleagues and external stakeholders at all levels.
This role will provide a great opportunity to quickly become a key player in transatlantic policy making and our community. You will be able to grow and prove your skillset in areas such as policy writing, stakeholder management, project management, external affairs, and business development. There is great potential for progression within this role for a driven and enterprising post holder.
Apply with your resume, cover letter and a professional work sample, such as policy paper/brief or statement brief on a policy-related project you managed to firstname.lastname@example.org.