Go to website

Reference: 77885

Date Added: 27 March 2021
Closing Date: 12 April 2021

Job Title: Policy and Public Affairs Advisor (maternity cover)

Working For: HBF

Location: London

Salary: £33,000-£36,000

Length of Contract: Fixed term contract (12 month's maternity cover)

Job Details

The Home Builders Federation (HBF) is the representative body of the home building industry in England and Wales. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Policy and Public Affairs Advisor (maternity cover) to join HBF's policy team. 

Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties:
• Keep abreast of policy, legislative and media developments of relevance
• Monitor Parliamentary activity and proactively identify opportunities for HBF to engage with policymakers
• Identify external events, consultations and initiatives to which HBF might contribute, linked to our research, knowledge, publications, and policy positions
• Take the lead on the development and implementation of public affairs campaigns
• Assist with the development of credible policy positions that are informed through engagement with colleagues and members
• Develop responses to Government consultations on behalf of members
• Assist the Policy Director with the development of Budget and Spending Review submissions
• Draft speeches, articles and presentations on behalf of senior members of HBF’s management team
• Use existing and original data sources to present concise and compelling information to influence stakeholders and provide information to members
• Coordinate and take ownership of the production of briefings for a variety of audiences, including members and MPs
• Draft high-quality policy papers, reports and newsletters
• Assist with keeping the stakeholder lists and contact programme up to date
• Assist with the organisation of events (both virtual and in-person) including breakfast briefings, party conference fringes, roundtable discussions, webinars and member events
• Work with the Policy and Public Affairs Officer to source the latest data and statistics for use in HBF’s Key Messages and Home Building by Numbers documents to ensure they remain up to date
• Ensure policy content on the website is up to date and draft new copy where required

Skills and requirements:
• Ability to research and analyse complex policy areas
• Previous experience in a similar role
• Understanding of the role of a membership body
• Excellent communication skills
• Good attention to detail
• Strong IT skills
• Basic knowledge of the political environment affecting the home building industry

Closing Date: 12 April 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held remotely. Dates to be confirmed. Please note that an appointment may be made before the closing date.

Application Details

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter outlining your experience and interest in the role to Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Emma Ramell at emma.ramell@hbf.co.uk.

Website: https://www.hbf.co.uk/

Additional Notes