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Political Advisor


Murray McIntosh is pleased to share a brand-new opportunity to join an exciting role within a leading membership organisation, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).

This new Political Advisor role will lead the REC's public affairs engagement efforts and shape political messaging within the economic debate. This engagement will span Westminster and the devolved nations, working closely with the Campaigns team to build relationships with key stakeholders and build a strong position for the REC with policymakers and other government officials.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key government officials, policymakers, and influencers across all four UK nations.
  • Collaborate with industry partners to build coalitions that amplify the industry's voice.
  • Position the REC to relevant select committees and APPGs.
  • Produce stakeholder mappings and represent the REC at networking events and conferences.
  • Provide briefings and engage in advocacy efforts with the wider Campaigns team.
  • Mentor and develop public affairs skills within the team.

Personal specifications:

  • Demonstrable experience in public affairs within a political environment.
  • Experience working across Westminster and the devolved nations.
  • Parliamentary experience or sound knowledge of government workings.
  • Strong connections within government circles and industry stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Ability to think creatively and identify political stakeholders to support REC campaigns.

The REC has an excellent work culture, encouraging and valuing collaboration, openness, ownership, learning, and enjoyment. They are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion, and celebrate difference in our teams. For more information on this, visit their website.

The REC operates a hybrid working environment from their office in Central London, meeting as a team when required with a minimum of 2 days a week in the office. Additional days to travel around the UK may be required.

This is a full-time, permanent position and applicants must be eligible to work permanently in UK. Unfortunately, sponsorship cannot be offered.

Murray McIntosh are proud to be an equal opportunity agency on behalf of its clients. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.

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Anna Kelly

Senior Consultant – Policy, Public Affairs & Strategic Communications