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Reference: 88143

Date Added: 19 March 2023
Closing Date: 2 April 2023

Job Title: Public Affairs Officer

Working For: Islington Council

Location: London

Salary: £38,934 - £40,503 per annum

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Job overview:

The award-winning Communications and Campaigns team is key to achieving the council’s ambitions – telling the story of its priorities, campaigning on behalf of residents and businesses, and supporting the transformation of services for the people who use them.

In the new post of Public Affairs Officer, you’ll lead public affairs campaigns that aim to bring real change for our residents. You’ll make sure Islington’s voices on the issues that matter most – like building new council homes, creating safer communities, and tackling the climate emergency – are heard by those who design national and regional policies that affect lives in our borough.

Main duties of the job:

You’ll build new relationships with key influencers and stakeholders across London and beyond, and develop our existing strong networks with elected representatives, London boroughs and policy organisations. You’ll track policymaking, prepare councillors and officers to give oral evidence to Select Committees, and oversee responses to government consultations.

You’ll come with good experience of delivering public affairs work, perhaps in local government or Westminster, with a clear understanding of the legislative process, and how to turn complex information into compelling stories.

Working for our organisation:

In our recently refreshed team, you’ll work alongside campaigns and external communications officers, and digital and engagement specialists, in an exciting new post that will make a real difference to local lives.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing Date: 2 April 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Closing time: 23:59

Interviews: Tuesday 18th April 2023

Application Details

To apply for the job, please follow this link and complete an online application form: https://www.islington.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/all-jobs#!/job/UK/London/London/Islington_Council/Public_Affairs/Public_Affairs-v5060617?_ts=326

Please demonstrate on your application form how you meet the essential criteria in the Person Specification. Please ensure you address each of the criteria as this will be assessed to determine your suitability for the post.

Website: https://www.islington.gov.uk/

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