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Reference: 77643

Date Added: 9 March 2021
Closing Date: 23 March 2021

Job Title: Parliamentary and Research Manager

Working For: UK Music

Location: London

Salary: Competitive

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Reporting to the Deputy CEO and Director of Public Affairs:-


• Implement strategies to increase engagement in UK Music’s work with MPs, Peers, advisers, researchers and other relevant officials
• Develop original and robust research and data to support UK Music’s policy and campaigning work
• Support plans for UK Music’s party conference programme and other political events and roundtables
• Monitor and prepare reports on developments in Parliament relevant to public affairs strategy, as well as attend and contribute to Parliamentary events and meetings
• Help build political contacts, as well as in music and the wider creative industries

• Provide data and material to support responses to public consultations, ad hoc industry projects and UK Music’s regional development work
• Assist Director of Research and Analysis with data collection and compiling of statistics to enhance wider understanding of the music industry
• Conduct desk and primary research, in conjunction with other colleagues, with the direction of the Director of Research and Analysis
• Support Head of Diversity with research to promote greater equality and inclusion amongst under-represented groups

Skills required

• Excellent oral and written skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Highly numerate with strong analytical skills, must be comfortable with spreadsheets
• Strong analytical faculties and ability to make judgements based on competing evidence
• Confident in using a range of research materials and actively seeking new sources of information and data
• Ability to handle many different projects at the same time
• Must be able to meet deadlines
• Collegiate approach with an ability to muck-in
• Strong project management and organisational skills
• Ability to take initiative
• Ability to prioritise workloads

Experience and knowledge required

• At least two years’ experience of either working at a trade body, trade union, think tank, Parliament, Government (central, devolved, City Region or local authority) or other equivalent public policy environment
• Understanding of the importance of the political process to the music industry’s interests.
• Participation in the development of successful campaigns

Closing Date: 23 March 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Closing time: 5pm

We will conduct first interviews w/c 29th March and second interviews w/c 5th April

Application Details

To apply, please send a copy of your CV, covering letter (not more than two-pages) setting out how you meet the requirements within the job description and completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring form to tom.kiehl@ukmusic.org 

Please download the Equal Opportunities form here: https://www.ukmusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Equal-Opportunities-Monitoring-Form.doc

UK Music does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin or any other basis covered by law.

Website: http://ukmusic.org

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