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Reference: 71333

Date Added: 6 June 2019
Closing Date: 17 June 2019

Job Title: Public Affairs Lead

Working For: Surrey County Council

Location: Kingston (and other Surrey offices)

Salary: £39,438

Job Details

Surrey County Council has a high profile as one of the largest local authorities in England, but we currently have some tough challenges and have embarked on a programme of radical change. We are undertaking significant fast-paced improvements across the council to support the desired step change in both culture and modernising services to be a cost effective organisation that focuses on the best possible outcomes for the people of Surrey as outlined in our Community Vision 2030.

With our rapid improvement journey in full swing and a senior management team with an appetite to do things differently we need our Communications team to be the heartbeat of the council in supporting delivery of our Community Vision 2030. Andrea Newman, our newly appointed Director of Communications is looking to build a team that is agile and creative in its thinking and delivery. To support this we are looking to recruit a Public Affairs Lead.

In this role you will coordinate our key policy messages to partners and make sure our voice is heard nationally. You will understand how the British political system works, have a good grasp of parliamentary procedure, and have experience of delivering public affairs strategies that have real impact. In a key role, straddling communications and policy, you will also support in the delivery of wider communications strategies and lead on member engagement. To fulfil this role you will need strong writing and editing skills across a range of media, including digital and have a passion for making a difference.

Closing Date: 17 June 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews are likely to be held some time in the first 2 weeks of July.

Interviews will be competence based.

This is a new role and is available with an immediate start.

Application Details

For more information about this role please email Andrea Newman at andrea.newman@surreycc.gov.uk with your CV and a short covering letter (no more than 500 words) outlining your suitability for this role.

For an informal discussion, please contact Director of Communications Andrea Newman on 07817 244146

Website: http://www.surreycc.gov.uk

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