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Reference: 83196

Date Added: 16 March 2022
Closing Date: 31 March 2022

Job Title: Public Affairs Manager

Working For: Road Haulage Association

Location: London

Salary: To be discussed

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Job Purpose: In the role of Public Affairs Manager, you will work as part of a proactive, energetic, and fast-paced team. Reporting to the Head of Public Affairs you will support development and delivery of our public affairs campaigning to impact and influence RHA’s priorities in the four nations of the UK. The role is crucial in the management of political relationships for the Association, working closely with parliamentarians and local government to promote the political status of the road transport industry. You will fulfil an essential role as an advocate for the industry, engaging on critical policy issues from labour shortages, skills policy, roads and infrastructure, and the industry’s move towards net zero. If you are an impact driven individual who wants to change and improve the policy landscape for road transport companies throughout the UK, this role could be for you. The role holder will have proven experience of working with national and/or devolved and local government and will be able to demonstrate delivery of impactful public affairs programmes and campaigns. Proven experience of building and maintaining positive relationships with key political stakeholders is essential as is excellent understanding of the policy making process and the workings of national and regional governments.

Key responsibilities and duties:

• Build and maintain a strong network of policymakers in regional combined authorities, devolved administrations, Whitehall, related agencies, and other organisations.
• To proactively engage with members, of varying profiles, to ensure that the needs of all the RHA’s members are represented.
• Produce and deliver key materials for stakeholders, ranging from private briefings to regular policy updates.
• Strong advocacy skills, representing RHA in meetings and at key external events.
• Contribute to RHA securing policy changes to enhance the position of the industry.
• Providing high-quality public affairs insight and support for colleagues
• Manage and deliver events throughout the year, including opportunities at Party Political Conferences, and in Parliament
• Deputising for the Head of Public Affairs as required and undertaking other duties or special projects.

Closing Date: 31 March 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Closing date 31st March. Interviews to be held w/c 11th April.

Application Details

Please submit CV & Covering Letter as to why you would be a suitable candidate for the role to careers@rha.uk.net

Website: http://rha.uk.net

Additional Notes