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Our client is a leading trade association for its sector, recognised for its powerful campaigning and influence within government.

They are currently looking for an experienced policy professional to play a proactive part in influencing and shaping the trade association's position on education, employment and skills.

This is a new role, developed as the result of previous successes and demand from the industry for extended workstreams. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and delivery of policy projects and key strategic campaigns.

Campaigns and Policy

  • Responsibility for the development and delivery of trade policies built on sound evidence and analysis
  • Responsibility for the work programmes and through the development of detailed submissions responding to relevant public consultations and related external engagement
  • Liaise across with colleagues to ensure that policies are co-ordinated across the busines


  • Produce briefing papers, policy documents, newsletters and other written communications
  • Make presentations to industry and stakeholder conferences and meetings
  • Prepare responses with members to Government consultations

Stakeholder relations

  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships within the UK government, relevant regulatory authorities, other trade associations and commercial organisations
  • Work closely with the wider team to develop relationships with relevant political contacts


Candidate requirements:

  • An excellent communicator with a knowledge of or interest in current relevant policy and emerging legislation relating to education/ employment/ skills policy
  • Credibility to work alongside senior management and to build strong relationships
  • A trusted and pro-active team player, supporting team colleagues in driving a culture of constant improvement


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Lauren Maddocks

Lauren Maddocks

Associate Director - Policy & Public Affairs

01189 077 580
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