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Would you like to join one of the UK’s leading development finance institutions with over 70 years of experience, supporting private sector growth and innovation around the world? 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a tenacious and commercially rigorous Global Affairs Adviser to join a diverse and thriving team of over 500, and work for a company that places innovation at the core of their ethos to drive real transformational impact. The business has already invested over £7 billion across 1,200 businesses over the last five years and has focused on supporting sustainable and long-term business growth globally.

In your role as Global Affairs Adviser, you will be joining the Global Affairs Team that crucially monitors and analyses external trends, manages shareholder and stakeholder relations and informs on decisions and policies that matter most to the company. The role spans across public affairs and investor relations and engages with the development finance industry on international policy issues.  

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Engagement and monitoring of parliamentary debates and committees – awareness of these developments and policy issues and provide briefings and internal updates for the company  
  • Always ensuring good positioning and that staff are briefed for engagement as well as the development and maintenance of lines to take to document  
  • Creation of regular external briefing materials in addition to responding to and tracking formal and informal information requests from civil society and parliamentary organisations 
  • Develop and maintain a strong network of relationships as well as hosting meetings, networking receptions and attending events 
  • Drive engagement and understanding through a series of set piece activities 

Key Requirements: 

  • An established background in public affairs with a history of successfully influencing outcomes and an understanding of the UK parliamentary system and the relevant impacting policy  
  • An understanding of development finance and the financial sector in general 
  • Skilful writer with the ability to break down key topics and issues into more manageable and understandable concepts 
  • Effective communicator who is able roll up their sleeves and can adapt to changing circumstances whilst remaining efficient and successful 
  • To be motivated by the same ethos and ideology of the company with a commitment to further enhancing development and social goals around the world

If you have the relevant experience and this opportunity sounds interesting, then please get in touch with a copy of your CV as soon as possible via the form below. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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