About the job
We are seeking to recruit two exceptional individuals, to two new senior roles of Senior Public Affairs Manager within the newly-formed Public Affairs Team.
Public Affairs sits at the centre of the organisation, reporting directly to the Chief Executive, and tackles some of the biggest issues in housing by being an informed and credible stakeholder to government. The Public Affairs team represents our residents, builds understanding of our organisation, and communicates the frontline impact of policy. You will work with: Ministers; Special Advisors; senior civil servants; the leadership of local authorities in London, the East Midlands, the South East and East Anglia; and housing experts and think tanks.
The roles sits as part of a new Communications and Public Affairs Senior Leadership team presenting role holders with the opportunity to help determine strategy and direction. Working closely with the communications team, you will produce and distribute engaging content, such as case studies, data sets, blogs, consultation responses, new research, and visits plans.
These are intellectually demanding roles, working at the intersection of policy, delivery, and communications, and we are looking for two exceptional candidates who are excited by this prospect.
You will need strong conceptual analytical skills and be comfortable moving between the big picture and drilling down into the detail.
You will be data-driven, and communicate confidently and concisely. You will also be comfortable interacting with key housing think tanks and academics, and colleagues, to ensure recommendations are informed by robust evidence, latest insights and a strong appreciation of frontline impact.
You will have experience of working in complex policy areas, identifying the key issues, and the opportunities and risks within them, and successfully communicating with, and engaging, key audiences. You will be interested in public policy, economics, and social issues.
You will need strong relationship management skills, and an ability to collaborate with colleagues in communicating our priorities and driving forward progress against them across the organisation.You will be able to evidence that you have managed relationships with a range of stakeholders, internally and externally.