Date Added: 7 September 2021
: 21 September 2021
Job Title: Parliamentary & Policy Advisor
Working For: EngineeringUK
Salary: £34,000 - £37,000 depending on Experience
Length of Contract: Full Time (35 hours/week) would consider 4 days per week
• Monitor, share intelligence of and respond to political developments in Westminster,
Whitehall and the regions.
• Write, and organise briefings and Parliamentary Questions for parliamentarians and for internal
• Together with the Head of Policy and Public Affairs build trusting and fruitful relationships
with political stakeholders and other key influencers and represent EngineeringUK at external meetings.
• Support the Education Sub-group of the National Engineering Policy Centre, by providing
policy input and public affairs expertise
• Work with the secretariats of a range of All-Party Parliamentary Groups to ensure that EngineeringUK’s views are heard in these settings and support any joint activities.
• Organise MP visits to local EngineeringUK-run projects. Work in line with EngineeringUK’s values, to be passionate, courageous, insightful and inclusive.
Essential experience and attributes
• Experience and a good understanding of working with policy makers and other political
stakeholders across different parties.
• A good understanding of politics and political processes in Westminster and Whitehall acquired through working in a similar role either within Westminster or in another organisation
• Experience of representing organisations externally.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including a proven ability to write confidently and concisely for a variety of audiences, including demonstrable experience in simplifying complex policy messages for awider audience.
• Proven ability to work independently and prioritise in response to many competing demands
and time, but also take direction, be flexible and work collaboratively with others, contributing
to team decisions and facilitating cross-organisational working.
• Proactive approach to working.
• Demonstrable commitment to promoting equality and diversity.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with a clear ability to build relationships
• Team player and happy to collaborate with others.
Desirable experiences and attributes
• Understanding and/ or experience of the politics and political processes in the devolved
Closing Date: 21 September 2021
Applications will be assessed against the requirements for the post as set out in the Role Profile and Person Specification.
We aim to notify candidates who have been shortlisted on 24th September.
First interviews will be held virtually week commencing 4th October.
Please send a CV and cover letter in support of your application that is no longer than two sides explaining how you fulfil the key criteria for the role by email to HR@engineeringuk.com, quoting the job title in the subject of your email. Please also tell us where you saw the job advertised in your email as we are currently tracking our applications.
The deadline for applications is before 12:00 noon on 21st September
You can download the full job description from our website: