Job Title: Public Affairs Officer
Salary: Dependent on experience
UK Music is a campaigning and lobbying body that represents the collective interests of the UK music industry.
We promote the cultural and economic worth of music, the development of public policy to support that worth, the publication of industry research and education, skills and training.
Reporting to the Director of Government and Public Affairs, responsibilities as below:
• Support the Director of Government and Public Affairs on projects and events to ensure the best possible exposure of our work to political audiences
• Monitor and prepare reports on developments in Parliament, Government and devolved administrations relevant to public affairs strategy
• Provide depth to secretariat of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Music, maintaining regular communication with members and executing initiatives to grow membership
• Administrative support to UK Music Rights Committee, UK Live Music Group and any ad-hoc policy focused committees involving UK Music membership
• Draft briefings for external audiences to support the public affairs strategy
• Develop materials to support campaigns to achieve political objectives
• Support Director of Government and Public Affairs with developing a political outreach programme outside Westminster and Whitehall
• Help build political contacts, as well as in music and the wider creative industries
• Assist with planning party conference activities, annual summer reception, political dinners and other events
• Attend and contribute to external events and meetings relevant to public affairs strategy
• Excellent oral and written skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to handle many different projects at the same time
• Must be able to meet deadlines
• Collegiate approach with an ability to muck-in
• Strong project management and organisational skills
• Ability to take initiative
• Ability to prioritise workloads
• Strong IT skills
• Keen to develop new skills, make new contacts and develop the public affairs brief
Experience and knowledge required
• At least two years working in Parliament, Government or equivalent political environment
• Understanding of the importance of the political process to the music industry’s interests
Closing Date: 5 October 2017
Applications should be received no later than 18.00.
Shortlisted candidates should be available for interview w/c 9 and 16 October.
To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter setting out how you meet the requirements within the job description to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information please contact Tom Kiehl on 07720 496 555.