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Reference: 73352

Date Added: 6 November 2019
Closing Date: 18 November 2019

Job Title: Policy Adviser

Working For: North East England Chamber of Commerce

Location: Newcastle/Durham

Salary: c£18,000

Job Details

This is an excellent opportunity to join the Chamber team to campaign on behalf of members and further develop our position as a powerful and credible voice on business issues.

North East England Chamber of Commerce is the region’s largest membership organisation, representing 3,000 businesses. Our relationships with decision makers at local, regional and national levels allow the voice of our members to be heard in the right place at the right time

What you’ll be doing

• Developing and implementing innovative campaigns on a range of issues affecting businesses
• Providing regular policy updates for members via our website, publications and social media
• Provide policy-led PR opportunities to maximise the Chamber’s influence
• Working with members to respond to emerging policy issues and formulating our position
• Supporting colleagues in resolving representation queries

What we offer:

A healthy work life balance is important to us at the chamber! We believe providing the right foundations will enable our colleagues to feel energised to achieve their goals and be the best they can be. Colleagues are entitled to a number of benefits including:

• A motivating, encouraging work environment based in modern offices in the heart of Newcastle city centre and just outside of the city centre in Durham with free on site car parking
• Learning and development opportunities
• Flexible working
• An environment to which we promote a positive culture – enabling change, encouraging challenge and demonstrating commitment
• 25 days holiday plus 8 additional bank holidays per year
• Pension scheme, combined 8% contributions
• Health cash plan 

What we need to see

Our team is passionate about North East business and have the ability to work hard to achieve desired outcomes. Skills and experience are important but what is important above all else is character and willingness to learn and achieve. Some of the other things we are looking for include:

• Exceptional organisational and administrative skills
• Customer orientated and focused
• Ability to plan, organise and prioritise workload
• Well developed social, interpersonal, communication and people management skills
• Attention to detail
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office systems

Closing Date: 18 November 2019

Interview/Start Dates

First interviews to be held 26 November. This role will commence in January 2020

Application Details

If you feel you have the necessary skills, experience and personality to undertake this role, please forward your CV and cover letter to Martin Potts, People and Performance Manager: martin.potts@neechamber.co.uk 

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

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