Date Added: 11 June 2022
: 21 July 2022
Job Title: Public Affairs Advisor
Working For: Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society
Length of Contract: Permanent
The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) is a not-for profit organisation that represents over 114,000 members, open to all types of writer and owned by the members. ALCS collects money owed to authors and campaigns on the matters most important to them.
This role is to work on the Advocacy to campaign on a wide range of authors issues in the UK.
Advocacy. You’ll have primary responsibility to proactively provide intelligence on upcoming legislation, debates, PQs etc and other political developments from across the UK. To
Event management. You will use your excellent organisational skills to set up and attend political meetings/dinners/functions for advocacy purposes; writing up and following up on action points.
Raising ALCS’ profile externally. You’ll have an outgoing personality and be keen to arrange and attend meetings with MPs, Special Advisors and civil servants to discuss and further the aims of ALCS.
Committee management. Within ALCS you will organise and administer meetings of ALCS board sub-committees relevant to advocacy work including minute-taking.
Political communications. You’ll work with the communications team around campaigns and events to ensure messages reach a political audience including separate press releases where necessary. You’ll also promote ALCS to political journalists
All Party Writers Group (UK). Again, using your organisational skills you will administer the APWG including organising the AGM, meeting, events and dinners, writing up any meeting notes and following up on action points.
International (cover). When appropriate you will support the international policy lead with their work at the International Authors Forum (IAF) as well as relevant briefing notes.
UK parliamentary experience is essential for this role.
Outstanding communication and organisational skills.
A genuine enthusiasm for working collaboratively in a team.
A pro-active and positive approach to solving problems is needed.
Please see the full job description here: https://d16dqzv7ay57st.cloudfront.net/uploads/2022/05/Public-Affairs-Advisor_web.pdf
Closing Date: 21 July 2022
Interviews will be arranged in July, and potentially before closing, with a view to the role starting in late August or September.
Review the full job description here: https://d16dqzv7ay57st.cloudfront.net/uploads/2022/05/Public-Affairs-Advisor_web.pdf
To apply for the role please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter explaining how you feel you meet the personal specification to email@example.com