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Reference: 66700

Date Added: 3 July 2018
Closing Date: 15 July 2018

Job Title: Head of Public Affairs Team

Working For: London Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Location: London

Salary: £42,000 - £44,000 per annum

Job Details

Key Responsibilities

  • Line managing public affairs activity within the PPA Directorate
  • Providing timely advice on political developments and recommendations on related LCCI lobbying tactics
  • Preparing submissions and responses to relevant consultations and inquiries
  • Identifying opportunities to maximise awareness of future-thinking/thought leadership activity to the benefit of members
  • Developing high-impact influencing initiatives to shape political and key stakeholder audiences.
  • Maintaining an active programme of government contact with Ministers, advisers and departmental officials
  • Maintaining an active programme of parliamentary contact with MPs, advisers and Westminster officials
  • Ensuring political balance is achieved in LCCI political activity
  • Liaising with LCCI member companies to promote their policy issues in line with LCCI objectives and team priorities
  • Identifying opportunities for, and/or threats to, the LCCI corporate agenda in the public policy area
  • Ensuring LCCI staff are informed on relevant political/public policy development
  • Ensuring research projects of relevance to London businesses are effectively communicated to LCCI members and other stakeholders


  • External/public/corporate affairs experience via in-house, consultancy or political party
  • Strong experience of Campaigning
  • Strong knowledge and experience of Westminster and Whitehall
  • Team management and collective target-setting
  • Clear understanding and experience of City Hall and London Assembly workings
  • Proven experience of influencing at a senior level internally and externally
  • Confidence to command respect of political and public policy figures
  • Aptitude for planning and prioritising work and meeting deadlines
  • Commercial awareness
  • Ability to communicate across all levels with strong networking skills
  • Creativity, innovation and strategic thinking
  • Proven experience of developing/utilising strong working partnerships
  • Drive, pro-activity & autonomous working
  • Decision making
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Attendance at out-of-hours meetings and events

Closing Date: 15 July 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Closing time for applications is midnight.

Application Details

If you wish to be considered for the role, please send your CV and covering letter, outlining how you meet the criteria for the vacancy to careers@londonchamber.co.uk.

You can see more about working at London Chamber of Commerce and Industry and download the full job description at https://www.londonchamber.co.uk/workforus

Website: http://www.londonchamber.co.uk

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