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Reference: 86929

Date Added: 3 December 2022
Closing Date: 12 December 2022

Job Title: Public Affairs & Engagement Assistant

Working For: Transport For The North

Location: Manchester

Salary: £31,676.00 - £36,634.00 Per Annum

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for someone from a public affairs background who is interested in politics and wants to be at the heart of devolution and ‘Levelling Up’ the North of England; to work with northern leaders to deliver transformational change for the region.

You’ll help TfN by providing external engagement and public affairs support to the Head of Communications and Engagement and the wider team. You’ll lead on organising TfN’s annual conference, representing the organisation at meeting in Whitehall and Westminster and at the annual political party conferences, and working with northern MPs by helping to manage the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Transport Across the North.

In addition, you’ll draft and research responses and reports and build relationships with sector bodies and stakeholders. You’ll play a central role in our approach to influencing, including how we strategically manage stakeholder relations. 

What we’re looking for

You will probably have an interest in UK politics and politics in the North of England, and a passion for infrastructure or transport policy. You will also have excellent written and oral communication skills for drafting briefings, reports, letters and other documents for internal and external use, and for internal and external events. Have experience in organising and managing events on behalf of TfN. Somone who is capable of balancing short and long term priorities effectively and systematically. The successful candidate will have an understanding of the current transport related policies environments, or experience of working in the political, infrastructure or transport sectors.

• 27 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays
• Access to the local government pension scheme
• Access to various salary sacrifice benefits, including Travel Pass purchase scheme.
• Access to TfN’s Flexi-Time Scheme, allowing accrual of up to 18 additional days leave per year

If you believe you have the skills and experience we’re looking for, please apply online, ensuring that in your application you provide evidence in the form of specific examples of how you meet the essential criteria in the role profile.

Closing Date: 12 December 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Potentially Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th December

Application Details


Website: http://transportforthenorth.com/

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