Job Title: Policy and Research Officer
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, publish industry research and support education, skills and training.
Reporting to the Head of Parliamentary Affairs and Events, responsibilities as below:
• Support the Deputy CEO and Director of Public Affairs and Head of Parliamentary Affairs and Events on projects and events to ensure the best possible exposure of our work to political audiences.
• Monitor and prepare reports on developments in Government, devolved administrations relevant to public affairs strategy.
• Administrative and policy support to UK Music Policy and Public Affairs Committee, UK Music Rights and Legal Affairs Committee, UK Live Music Group and any ad-hoc policy focused committees involving UK Music membership including on fiscal incentives, high risk events and environmental issues.
• Draft publications, briefings and submissions for external audiences to support the public affairs strategy.
• Develop materials to support campaigns to achieve political objectives.
• Attend and contribute to external events and meetings relevant to public affairs strategy.
• Assist with data collection and compiling of statistics to enhance wider understanding of the music industry.
• Liaise with English City Regions, devolved administrations and local authorities to cement partnerships that develop the music industry in the areas that they represent.
• Help build contacts at UK Government official level, as well as devolved administrations.
• Excellent oral and written skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Strong analytical faculties and ability to make judgements based on competing evidence.
• Confident in using a range of research materials and actively seeking new sources of information and data.
• 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.
Experience and knowledge required
• At least two years’ experience of either working at a trade body, trade union, think tank, Parliament, Government (central, devolved, City Region or local authority) or other equivalent public policy environment.
• Understanding of the importance of the political process to the music industry’s interests.
• Participation in the development of successful campaigns.
How to apply
To apply, please send a copy of your CV, covering letter (not more than two-pages) setting out how you meet the requirements within the job description and and completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring form, found here, to firstname.lastname@example.org by midday Friday 10 January 2020.
This is a full time role. We are happy to consider applications from candidates seeking a role from on a three-day a week part time basis also.
UK Music does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.