Date Added: 18 November 2020
: 29 November 2020
Job Title: Public Policy Officer
Working For: National Trust
Working across much of the country and across many different issues, the National Trust is often affected by government policy. To meet and address these policies our Government Affairs team works alongside government departments to make sure that they are aware of the impact of their decisions on our properties and land.
What you'll be doing
As part of this dynamic team, you'll be responsible for developing relationships with governmental policy makers with the aim of developing the National Trust’s influence.
You'll brief staff on the potential risks and opportunities that government policies will create for the Trust. Supporting the Head of Government Affairs, you'll need to build and maintain relationships with ministers and officials, helping to identify who is key to support the National Trust’s agenda.
You’ll also be helping to develop the National Trust’s views on public policy, with a particular focus on planning and infrastructure. You'll be drawing evidence from the Trust’s own experiences and then putting forward practical proposals for policy change.
Who we're looking for
You’ll have experience of working on public policy issues, with good awareness of our political system, government policy making processes and how to influence policy outcomes. You’ll have exceptional communication skills (written and spoken), with experience of building internal and external relationships, and the ability to interpret complex information and then translate it into easily understandable briefs is essential. Experience and understanding of planning and infrastructure policy is desirable and broader knowledge of heritage and environmental issues would be beneficial.
Closing Date: 29 November 2020
Interviews: 9-11 December 2020
More information and apply here: https://careers.nationaltrust.org.uk/OA_HTML/a/?_ga=2.134545650.206486259.1605624892-124439068.1605624892#/vacancy-detail/92956