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Reference: 72934

Date Added: 1 October 2019
Closing Date: 27 October 2019

Job Title: Public Affairs Associate

Working For: Pennon Group

Location: Exeter

Salary: £21,000-£25,000

Job Details

Do you have proven political communications experienced with excellent knowledge of UK politics?

Pennon Group is one of the largest environmental infrastructure groups in the UK comprising both Viridor and South West Water. At the top end of the FTSE 250, the Group has a workforce of around 5,000 people nationwide. Together, our aim is to build the most trusted environmental solutions company in the UK providing infrastructure and services that enhance our customers' lives, protect the environment and deliver growth for our shareholders.

We now have an excellent opportunity for a Public Affairs Associate to join our team in Exeter.

What will you be doing?

The Public Affairs Associate will support Pennon's public affairs capabilities, providing a strategic public affairs function that supports and enhances the Group's brands and increases its influence on policy-making. Through a tailored public affairs programme, the Public Affairs team will work to enhance the value of Pennon's businesses making a direct contribution to Pennon's strategic business objectives.

You will support the Head of Public Affairs to establish regular contact with politicians, political advisers, civil servants, non-departmental public bodies, and others to keep them informed about the organisation's work and policy concerns.

The Public Affairs Associate will provide a key corporate service by monitoring proceedings of the UK Parliament and devolved institutions, and provide analysis for senior staff members, including identifying and mitigating against risks and outlining opportunities.

Closing Date: 27 October 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place in Exeter on a rolling basis.

Start dates for the role are flexible.

Application Details

Please read the full job advert and job description on our website before applying: https://www.southwestwater.co.uk/careers/vacancies/

Website: http://www.pennon-group.co.uk

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