Date Added: 3 September 2021
: 17 September 2021
Job Title: Public Affairs Officer (12 Months)
Working For: Transport for Greater Manchester
Salary: £27,582.00 - £32,269.00 per Annum
Length of Contract: 12 months fixed term contract
Do you want to use your skills and experience to help deliver effective political stakeholder engagement strategies and support Greater Manchester’s objectives? Do you relish the challenge of working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and want to develop your public affairs skills? Are you interested in gaining valuable public affairs experience in one of the most high profile areas of local policy-making?
This is a fantastic opportunity to play a role in helping TfGM to manage our political relationships locally and nationally and contribute to a wide-ranging programme of political and public affairs activity in support of the wider work of TfGM and our Greater Manchester partners including the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Mayor.
TfGM’s small, dedicated Public Affairs team has a wide-ranging remit across public affairs and political communication, transport policy-making, strategic communications and stakeholder engagement, and governance and decision-making processes; and you will be a key member of it.
You will be focussed on designing, coordinating and delivering many of the public affairs services and processes which support the day-to-day activity of the team and help us to manage political relationships.
You will also have opportunities to stretch yourself by contributing to the development and delivery of public affairs strategy, by fostering your own relationships with partners internally and externally, and by developing your own subject specialisms in different areas of public transport.
Core responsibilities will include managing political correspondence and casework; political and parliamentary monitoring and intelligence-gathering; working with subject-specialists across the organisation to prepare high-quality written briefings for a variety of purposes and audiences including elected politicians; and to arrange, support and facilitate political engagement meetings and events.
To deliver, and help design, many of the essential public affairs functions upon which the team relies, you will need to be a confident self-starter with the ability to make considered recommendations to colleagues based on your experience and insight, and the professionalism and organisation skills necessary to manage, and take responsibility for, a range of time-sensitive and organisation-critical tasks.
Closing Date: 17 September 2021