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Reference: 83974

Date Added: 10 May 2022
Closing Date: 29 May 2022

Job Title: Public Affairs Manager

Working For: Drax Group

Location: Scotland

Salary: Competitive

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Career Level 4


This exciting opportunity will lead Drax’s public affairs activity in Scotland and play a vital role in enhancing our political reputation across the country.

We are looking for someone with a passion for helping the UK transition to a greener energy system, who can help to shape our engagement strategy; understand the evolving policy and regulatory regimes and build strong and dynamic external relationships to support our business.

About the role

Based out of our Glasgow office, this is an exciting and varied role where you will be responsible for delivering all facets of Drax’s government and public affairs activities in Scotland. This includes educating and engaging with policymakers and influencers, government officials, trade associations, advocacy organisations and other key stakeholders across the political and policy ecosystems in the country.

The postholder will be required to work with the Head of Public Affairs and Policy UK to develop and implement short and long term in-country government affairs strategies that will support Drax’s commercial and policy-oriented objectives; promote the company’s government affairs and business positions to relevant policymakers and policymaking bodies; provide counsel to, and work closely with, key business units and partners throughout the organisation; and lead engagement and liaise with external stakeholders relevant in the government, policy and public affairs arenas.

About you

You’ll need to have 5+ years of experience within government affairs, political or public policy-oriented activity. In depth knowledge of the Scottish political system with experience in public policy strategy, implementation and engagement (optimally with respect to energy); or significant experience in a similar corporate role.

You’ll also need great communication and influencing skills coupled with the ability to build and maintain a network of key stakeholders and represent Drax to external audiences. You’ll need to be a self-starter, highly motivated and happy to work individually as well as with the wider team.

Closing Date: 29 May 2022

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Website: http://www.drax.com

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