Public Affairs Business Partner

Posted 05 January 2023
Salary to £47,000
LocationDurham
Job type Permanent
DisciplineUtilities

Job description

​​We’re looking to appoint an experienced Public Affairs Business Partner to join a leading utility business on a permanent basis. 

This is an externally facing role to build internal and external relationships and will require regular travel throughout the UK. You will live within commutable distance of either Chelmsford or Durham and receive a basic salary of up to £47,000 plus an attractive benefits package.

The role

  • Provide expert support on all other aspects of external affairs and how to deliver integrated campaigns

  • Supporting the delivery of the company’s vision and business plan objectives through your expert knowledge and strategic advice

  • Building and maintaining critical relationships and delivering creative communications on all aspects of Public Affairs for the company both nationally and regionally

  • Providing expert technical advice and creative solutions across all areas of Public Affairs to help influence key policy areas

  • Provide briefings, write letters and responses to consultations, and provide proactive advice to Executive Leadership Team and Leadership Group on key Public Affairs issues for the company, including guidance on emerging and developing areas of policy interest

  • You’ll plan, implement, and deliver the communications for allocated projects and events, including PR support for corporate marketing campaigns

  • Analysing evaluating, and reviewing the effectiveness of stakeholder engagement on a regular basis

About you

  • Proven experience of a public affairs role at a senior level in a large organisation

  • Experience managing strategic communications initiatives and managing multiple projects and competing demands along with the ability to build and manage relationships internally and externally.

  • CIPR Diploma or equivalent

  • Brilliant verbal, aural and written communications skills, along with great written communication skills so you can write in plain English for a variety of channels, with the ability to assimilate complex information and translate it into clear messages for a range of targeted audiences.

If you’re interested in this role of Public Affairs Business Partner, click ‘Apply Now’ and a member of our team will be in touch.