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Reference: 76496

Date Added: 15 November 2020
Closing Date: 4 December 2020

Job Title: Junior Public Affairs Consultant (Chemicals and Environment)

Working For: Central Lobby Consultants

Location: London

Salary: £20,000-£25,000

Job Details

Central Lobby Consultants (CLC) seeks a junior consultant with experience in chemicals and environmental science to join its small busy public affairs team working with a range of UK and European clients.

The role:

  • is full time, based in Westminster and will require travel outside the UK. However, under the current Covid-19 situation, work will be done remotely until further notice
  • will focus on advising clients on topics related to environmental issues such as waste management but would also require the ability to assess other policy areas 
  • would suit a recent graduate or a candidate with experience in environmental and/or chemicals policy, looking to develop a career in public affairs

The candidate must demonstrate an interest and understanding of key political issues, including EU/UK environmental and/or chemicals legislation and must be:

  • A pro-active self-starter, capable of managing their own workload
  • A team player willing to support colleagues 
  • Enthusiastic, flexible and keen to learn
  • Eligible to work in the UK

Job responsibilities

  • Monitoring EU/UK policy and legislative developments and reporting these to clients
  • Support for CLC's lobbying work, including preparation of consultation responses
  • Preparation of briefing notes, meeting agendas, minutes, newsletters and press releases
  • Provision of secretariat support for clients e.g. membership subscriptions, maintaining databases, group e-mail lists and websites
  • Co-ordinating client meetings and events

Skills/Experience required

  • Degree in a relevant science-based subject preferably environmental sciences, chemistry or chemical engineering
  • Understanding of EU and UK political processes
  • Interest in politics and public affairs and in key topics e.g. circular economy, waste management and climate change
  • Excellent spoken and written English, with ability to communicate with people at all levels
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise and accurate written material
  • Quick learner able to get up to speed with new policy areas and analyse their importance 
  • Good IT knowledge and experience using MS Office and virtual meeting software
  • Excellent time management and ability to work remotely

Desirable Skills/Experience

  • Co-ordinating meetings and events
  • Using social media and website management
  • Second European language, especially German and/or Spanish

Closing Date: 4 December 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis from December with the hope that the successful candidate can start as soon as possible.

Application Details

Please send a covering letter explaining your interest in the role and relevant experience (no more than one page) and CV to Bénédicte Petit at info@centrallobby.com

Please indicate in your e-mail subject line [Job application + your name].

Applicants should include information on their availability to start the role (including details of any notice period).

Website: http://www.centrallobby.com/home

Additional Notes