An exciting opportunity to join an independent, non-profit, government-backed energy organisation, who are looking for a Public Affairs Manager, in either London or Edinburgh.

Within the role, you will lead engagement efforts for the company’s smart meter rollout with political and professional stakeholders. Reporting to the Senior Public Affairs Manager, you'll devise and execute public affairs plans to influence stakeholders in Scotland, Wales, and local authorities across Great Britain. You'll contribute to a dynamic team, driving support and awareness for smart meters. Primarily focusing on Scotland, you'll also support Welsh and GB-wide initiatives. Providing strategic advice to senior leadership on political landscapes in Scotland and Wales is also key.

Key Responsibilities

Manage the public affairs activities in Scotland, including outreach and advocacy to opinion-forming audiences, events, and presence at external events held by third parties

  • Develop and deliver a programme of activity to advocate to stakeholders in the Scottish Parliament, Senedd, local authorities and the third sector across GB
  • Identify opportunities and produce written and other materials for external and internal publication, including stakeholder magazines (e.g. Holyrood Magazine), newsletters and website texts for third party organisations.
  • Support the delivery of the companies post-general election strategy to MPs and develop relationships with newly elected and returning Scottish and Welsh MPs
  • Develop and deliver resources for use by elected representatives and other opinion-formers across Great Britain.
  • Develop and deliver presentations and workshops
  • Keep abreast of relevant political and policy developments, alert colleagues and provide summaries and proactive responses as required
  • Draft content for senior management briefings and official correspondence
  • Ensure teams across the organisation are aware of public affairs activity in Scotland and Wales, and seek input from other departments as required to inform future plans
  • While this post can be based in either Edinburgh or London, it will involve travel across Great Britain and occasional evening and weekend working.

Key Requirements

  • Knowledge of the workings and dynamics of Scottish politics at all levels
  • Knowledge of third sector and business stakeholder organisations in Scotland and experience in influencing them
  • Ability to take on responsibility and use initiative to prioritise work and to work effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal/writing) with first-rate attention to detail
  • Creative thinking when it comes to developing outreach activity

If you have the relevant experience and this opportunity sounds interesting to you, please get in touch with our team including 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. You can access our Diversity and Inclusion Policy here.

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Researcher Arlena Butt

Arlena graduated from University of Stirling in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in criminology and social policy. She has an interest in Public Affairs and the Communications sector. Alongside this, Arlena is passionate about diversity and inclusion and is excited to work in the space.

Arlena supports the team across Public Affairs, Corporate Communications, Health and Digital sectors, both in the UK and internationally.

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