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Reference: 83942

Date Added: 7 May 2022
Closing Date: 18 May 2022

Job Title: Policy Adviser

Working For: Make UK

Location: Flexible, with some travel to London and elsewhere in the UK

Salary: c.£25,000

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Make UK is the UK's leading trade body for the manufacturing and engineering sector.

We have influential relationships at the highest levels of government, have a reputation for high quality policy analysis and campaigning, and represent blue chip global brands as well as innovative SMEs.

As a flexible Policy Adviser you will sit within the Policy Unit but be a key member of the multi-disciplinary Operations Directorate, working with our Public Affairs, Communications and Membership teams.

The Policy Unit drives forward Make UK's policy agenda on behalf of UK manufacturing. It works closely with government to deliver the change the sector needs. The Unit includes both subject matter specialists and policy generalists.

You will work on priority projects and campaigns to:

• undertake research and analysis;
• work with Policy Managers to develop policy positions; and
• work with the Head of Policy & Campaigns to amplify campaign messages

Your line management will be the Senior Policy Manager, and you will be expected to work across the Policy Unit and wider directorate.

Key responsibilities

• Work as part of the team to deliver priority policy campaigns.
• Develop research and analysis to support key policy projects and campaigns.
• Build relationships with key stakeholders, including government, to inform policy making.
• Develop policy outcomes which reflect a clear analysis and understanding of developments affecting manufacturing.
• Engage with Make UK members to understand and incorporate their perspectives into policy development, including some attendance at events.
• Deliver member-facing communications which support members to get maximum benefit from Make UK’s policy work.
• Work across the Operations Directorate to deliver impactful campaign outcomes.

Knowledge and experience

• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Knowledge of the current political agenda
• Experience in developing and influencing policy
• Knowledge of parliamentary and policy-making processes in the UK
• Ability to deliver to deadlines
• Excellent relationship-building skills
• Analysis and interpretation of data, with an ability to recognise the big picture
• Understanding of policy issues affecting the manufacturing sector and wider UK business environment (desirable)

Closing Date: 18 May 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place remotely via MS Teams and on a rolling basis, and we may appoint before the closing date.

Application Details

Please email your CV and a 400-word written piece on the topic below to jcater@makeuk.org 

What is the biggest challenge currently facing UK manufacturing? What actions could the Government take to address this challenge?

Website: http://makeuk.org

Additional Notes