Reports to: Director of Public Affairs and Policy
Based: Hybrid – Westminster office & home-based
Hours: Monday to Friday inclusive, from 9.00am till 5.00pm
The RHA is a member-led trade association supporting people and businesses in the road transport industry.
We offer a voice for our members to work with governments, policy makers, and local authorities across the UK on the issues most important to them. We campaign on a breadth of priorities including changes to legislation, rising fuel costs, better roadside facilities, and the transition to a Net Zero transport system.
We champion the highest standards in our industry and work hard to be the go-to organisation for driving business on our roads.
In the role of Public Affairs Manager, you will work as part of a proactive, energetic, and fast-paced team, supporting the development and delivery of our public affairs campaigning to impact and influence RHA’s priorities in 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.
Proven experience of building and maintaining positive relationships with key political stakeholders is essential as is understanding of the policy making process and the workings of national/regional governments.
Key responsibilities and duties:
• Build and maintain strong networks of policymakers in regional combined authorities, Whitehall, and other organisations.
• To proactively engage with members, to ensure that the needs of all the RHA’s members are represented.
• Produce and deliver key materials for stakeholders, from private briefings to regular policy updates.
• Strong advocacy skills, representing RHA in meetings and key external events.