Royal Society of Chemistry
Parliamentary Affairs Manager
The Royal Society of Chemistry is the leading scientific society in building bridges between the scientific community and Parliament.
We are looking to recruit a Parliamentary Affairs Manager to form, maintain and improve effective links between the RSC and stakeholders in the UK and EU parliamentary systems. You will also be responsible for providing colleagues with strategic and tactical advice and intelligence on political issues and policies, and help coordinate other community stakeholders to further the goals of the RSC. Line managing a small team, you will develop the RSC’s Parliamentary Affairs strategy in support of our policy aims. The Parliamentary Affairs Manager will be responsible for proactively shaping future government policy agendas and promoting the RSC as an objective, trusted and open source of information for policy makers.
?? Degree or equivalent relevant experience.
?? Proven experience of delivering public affairs programmes and issues-led campaigns at a senior level.
?? Expert knowledge of the UK and EU political system, Government and Parliamentary processes and how to use external partners, trade associations and consultants to promote message/policy positions.
?? Extensive contact network among relevant political stakeholders, including politicians, party staff and officials.
?? Demonstrable ability to design and deliver a public affairs campaign by coordinating diverse teams or working on own initiative, and creating clear and measurable objectives, delivering against budgets.
?? Excellent verbal and written communications skills, critical judgement, resilience, and composure under pressure.
?? A proven ability to successfully manage internal and external relationships and people.
?? The ability to be both an ambassador for the RSC and treat colleagues with tact and diplomacy is essential.
?? Be able to understand a complex brief quickly, assess priorities, and communicate realistic action points.
?? A keen appreciation of the impact of science on social, political and economic issues, together with a determination to promote scientists’ best interests.
Based in London, UK. Salary circa ??53,000 + London weighting allowance (??3000). Closing date 14 January 2012. Vacancy reference no. 11-109