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Reference: 73546

Date Added: 23 November 2019
Closing Date: 10 January 2020

Job Title: Policy and Research Officer

Working For: UK Music

Location: London

Salary: £32,000

Job Details

Reporting to the Head of Parliamentary Affairs & Events, responsibilities as below:

• Support the Deputy CEO & Director of Public Affairs and Head of Parliamentary Affairs & Events on projects and events to ensure the best possible exposure of our work to political audiences.
• Monitor and prepare reports on developments in Government, devolved administrations relevant to public affairs strategy.
• Administrative and policy support to UK Music Policy and Public Affairs Committee, UK Music Rights and Legal Affairs Committee, UK Live Music Group and any ad-hoc policy focused committees involving UK Music membership.
• Draft publications, briefings and submissions for external audiences to support the public affairs strategy.
• Develop materials to support campaigns to achieve political objectives.
• Attend and contribute to external events and meetings relevant to public affairs strategy.
• Assist with data collection and compiling of statistics to enhance wider understanding of the music industry.
• Liaise with English City Regions, devolved administrations and local authorities to cement partnerships that develop the music industry in the areas that they represent.
• Help build contacts at UK Government official level, as well as devolved administrations.

Skills required

• Excellent oral and written skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Strong analytical faculties and ability to make judgements based on competing evidence.
• Confident in using a range of research materials and actively seeking new sources of information and data.
• Ability to handle many different projects at the same time.
• Must be able to meet deadlines.
• Collegiate approach with an ability to muck-in.
• Strong project management and organisational skills.
• Ability to take initiative.
• Ability to prioritise workloads.
• Strong IT skills.

Experience and knowledge required

• At least two years’ experience of either working at a trade body, trade union, think tank, Parliament, Government (central, devolved, City Region or local authority) or other equivalent public policy environment.
• Understanding of the importance of the political process to the music industry’s interests.
• Participation in the development of successful campaigns.

Closing Date: 10 January 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Applications to be received by midday on the closing date.

Application Details

To apply, please send a copy of your CV, covering letter (not more than two-pages) setting out how you meet the requirements within the job description and completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring form to felicity.oliver@ukmusic.org 

This is a full time role. We are happy to consider applications from candidates seeking a role from on a three-day a week part time basis also.


Website: http://www.ukmusic.org/

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