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Reference: 59414

Date Added: 9 February 2017
Closing Date: 24 February 2017

Job Title: Parliamentary and Campaigns Assistant

Working For: British Retail Consortium

Location: London

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits

Job Details

The Parliamentary and Campaigns Assistant will provide support in a varied and busy role which will routinely deal with Westminster/Whitehall business and BRC campaign activity. The role will report to the External Affairs Adviser and will support the Corporate Affairs team as required.

The role holder will:
Support the External Affairs Adviser and other external affairs staff with parliamentary/campaigns/ media/PR work.
Provide verbal/written briefing on campaign issues, policy, and delivery issues which may impact on BRC campaigns.
Help to deliver strategic engagement programmes, which will include preparing political and stakeholder briefs.
Ensure efficient monitoring, analysis and internal dissemination of government and parliamentary information, in order that appropriate internal stakeholders are aware of developments in public policy, and contribute towards strategic advice on better engagement with BRC stakeholders.
Help formulate and implement the organisation's response to relevant emerging issues, including undertaking political and issue-led research.
Provide administration and organisation support with regard to political contact events, to include the All Party Parliamentary Group on Retail and representing the organisation at such external events to promote the BRC and its members’ priorities.
Take part in the External Affairs Team on-call rota for out of hours member, media and stakeholder contact. This means responding to media, and other calls, during evenings, weekends, bank holidays and when the office is closed for the Christmas and New Year holiday. (Anticipated to be ‘on-call’ no more than an average of one weekend per month).
Act as a trusted and pro-active External Affairs and BRC team member, supporting team colleagues in driving a culture of continuous improvement.

Ideally has two years’ experience of working in the UK Parliament, public affairs or a related role.
Excellent knowledge of the workings of the UK Parliament.
Interest in and awareness of current UK business policy areas.
Confident communicator with experience of developing and maintaining relationships with people in positions of authority.

Closing Date: 24 February 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Interview details to be confirmed.

Application Details

If you are interested in applying for the position please send your CV and covering letter giving current salary and notice period to Mina Kaur, BRC, 4th Floor, 2 London Bridge, London, SE1 9RA. Email: mina.kaur@brc.org.uk.

Website: http://brc.org.uk

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