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Public Affairs Officer

£27,000-£38,000 per annumLondon

Overview

Murray McIntosh is looking for a Public Affairs Executive to join Energy UK. As they are the "Voice of the Energy Industry", the post holder will have an incredible opportunity to be involved in issues at the top of the political agenda at a very key time.

This is a full-time, permanent role, offering a competitive salary and benefits alongside the opportunity to work in the energy industry as the sector experiences a general election.

Energy UK is an equal opportunities employer. They strive to create a diverse and inclusive work culture that reflects society, embraces different perspectives, and attracts top talent. They value transferable skills and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply, even if you don't meet all criteria. Their inclusive, friendly, and supportive environment welcomes discussions on any additional support needed during the recruitment process.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain relationships with political parties, governments, regulators, businesses, and NGOs across the UK.
  • Represent and communicate the organisation's views to stakeholders.
  • Organise and support meetings with key stakeholders, including Parliamentarians.
  • Produce briefing materials and manage correspondence with parliamentary stakeholders.
  • Coordinate political events, including the annual parliamentary reception and party conferences.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrable experience in public affairs and a solid understanding of parliamentary procedures.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks to deadline.
  • Adaptability to respond quickly to political events and changes.
  • Energy industry knowledge, or experience in another highly-regulated sector is important.
  • An interest in environmental/climate change issues are beneficial.

Benefits:

  • 25 days of annual holiday plus statutory holidays, with the benefit of buying an extra 5 days a year
  • Birthday Leave and extra day at Easter
  • Extra leave for Christmas
  • Extra leave for length of service if you have been with the company for over 5 years.
  • Energy UK is a member of Climate Perks allowing employees to claim up to two days for staff who travel on holiday by train, coach, or boat instead of flying.
  • Annual season ticket loan
  • An employer's pension contribution of 5%
  • AXA Health insurance
  • Leave for Charitable work
  • Loan for Tenancy Deposit
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Rail cards for 16-25- and 26-30-year-olds
  • Access to an employee assistance programme
  • Training and Development

Energy UK operates a hybrid and agile working environment, combining home working with time spent meeting as a team in the office 3 days a week. They have an arrangement of core hours (10am-4pm) for everyone, from the day you join.

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

Murray McIntosh is 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