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Reference: 77469

Date Added: 21 February 2021
Closing Date: 7 March 2021

Job Title: External Affairs Advisor

Working For: Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

Location: Glasgow

Salary: £25,575 plus competitive benefits

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

FSB is seeking an External Affairs Advisor to join its Scotland based policy and public affairs team. We’re looking for someone with experience in a campaigns-oriented environment who’s eager to develop their skills in a diverse and varied role.

In this role, you will support and assist in coordinating the FSB Scotland Team in three key areas; Campaigns, Communications and Policy Development. We’re looking for someone with experience of working in a small and fast paced team, with the ability to work across and support the whole of the Scotland team on multiple projects. Good organisational and co-ordination skills with the ability to work with stakeholders at all levels is essential.

Your work will include developing and producing campaigns material and social media content, responding to media enquiries and drafting press releases and articles for publications.

Therefore, excellent written skills and experience of multi-media communications are very important. You may also be required to undertake broadcast media appearances.

You will also be required to support on policy and public affairs work. This will involve undertaking research, developing surveys, collating statistics, drafting consultation responses and providing briefings to colleagues and members. 

About Us

We offer our members a wide range of vital business services, including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Our aim is to help smaller businesses survive through these difficult times and ultimately achieve their ambitions.

Established over 45 years ago to help our members succeed in business, we are a non-profit making organisation that’s run by members, for members.

FSB is one of Scotland’s most respected and influential campaigning organisations, focused on delivering change which supports smaller businesses to grow and succeed. Our team works with governments, elected members and decision makers in Scotland.

FSB is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusion across gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, colour, race, ethnic origin, religious beliefs and disability. We believe that diversity and inclusion in our team is integral to our success in supporting the UK’s vast array of small businesses.

Closing Date: 7 March 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Applicants are advised to apply early, we reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date.

Application Details

To apply for this role please email your CV and covering letter to HR.Recruitment@fsb.org.uk. Find out more about FSB and this role here: https://www.fsb.org.uk/careers/employed-career-opportunities/external-affairs-advisor-scotland.html 

Website: http://fsb.org.uk

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