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Reference: 90225

Date Added: 13 September 2023
Closing Date: 27 September 2023

Job Title: Senior Public Affairs Adviser

Working For: CBI

Location: London

Salary: Competitive

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Senior Public Affairs Adviser - London 

Closing Date – 27th Sept

Process – Cover letter & C.V.

About the CBI

We serve as the catalyst between industry and government to drive positive change, speaking for businesses of all sizes and sectors across the whole economy, in every UK region and nation, ensuring sustainable growth for the benefit of society. Our voice represents 170,000 businesses. This includes over 1,100 corporate members, plus nearly 150 trade associations. Our corporate members alone employ over 2.3 million private sector workers.

Role Overview:

The Senior Public Affairs Adviser will help turn the CBI’s economic and policy vision into reality. Based at our London office (Cannon Place) and reporting to the Head of Public Affairs, the successful candidate must have a passion for politics, a proactive and confident attitude, and will be a natural organiser.

They will influence the CBI’s political and campaigning strategy at a critical time, as well as working alongside colleagues to download insight to firms, from FTSE-100 level to SMEs. The successful candidate will guide CBI policy teams through their own engagement with politicians and civil servants, and take the lead on engaging directly with their own political stakeholders. 

Key Responsibilities

Supporting policy teams to maximise their own political campaigning.

  • Working with the CBI’s policy teams to maximize their own campaigning effectiveness.
  • Advising policy teams on political campaign strategies to support their project objectives.
  • Monitoring developments in Parliament and alerting policy teams to relevant activity.
  • Using external resources to help teams keep up to date with the latest political activity in their area of work.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Minimum 2-year experience working within the field of political communications, policy or campaigning.
  • Knowledge of the policymaking process in the UK government, regional government, and Devolved Nations.
  • Understanding of the political or public policy environment and potential sensitivities that may impact the CBI’s decision making.
  • Familiarity with the workings of business and commercial pressures.

Diversity & Inclusion

At the CBI, we are committed to attracting diverse talent that represents the society we live in.

Closing Date: 27 September 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details


Website: https://www.cbi.org.uk/

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