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Reference: 66531

Date Added: 21 June 2018
Closing Date: 12 July 2018

Job Title: Parliamentary and Public Affairs Manager

Working For: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Location: London

Salary: £37,000

Job Details

At RICS you’ll shape your world: enjoy your work, be given responsibility and build a rewarding career. The work of our professionals touches every aspect of life, and our international standards across land, real estate, construction and infrastructure are shaping the world itself. A global force for positive change, we are building consistency and confidence that help to protect the public and safeguard the environment.

We have a requirement for a Parliamentary and Public Affairs Manager, to join our Communications and Engagement team in central London. This is a permanent position paying up to £37,000, plus a comprehensive benefits package.

This is a key role, driving recognition for RICS standards by raising our profile, influence and reputation in Parliament, across Government departments and with the wider landscape of stakeholders relevant to our sectors. You will work closely with policy managers and the communications team to develop and manage relationships with government departments responsible for key policy areas in land, property and construction.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute to the development and manage the delivery of a programme of activity to deliver profile on RICS’ UK business plan key sectors
  • Contribute to UK Communications and Engagement strategy of building influence and credibility in order to gain recognition of RICS standards
  • Work with internal (RICS) and external (Westminster) audiences to devise and deliver strategies
  • Develop, nurture and extend existing influential relationships with key UK political stakeholders, especially Parliamentarians, Ministers and Special Advisers
  • Write concise, precise and personalised Parliamentary briefings
  • Build RICS profile by representing RICS at relevant events, contributing to the development of event programmes and organising stakeholder meetings on targeted issues

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Substantive public affairs experience, in-house or in a consultancy.
  • Direct knowledge of influencing politicians and other key stakeholders to achieve policy change and promote corporate reputation
  • Experience of organising and managing networking and influencing events.
  • The confidence and poise to represent RICS effectively and professionally with people at all levels
  • Experience of land, property and construction issues would be an advantage

Closing Date: 12 July 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place in our London office on 25th and 26th July

Application Details

Please email your CV and a short covering letter to Chris Salter, csalter@rics.org

Website: http://rics.org

Additional Notes