EU Exit Stakeholder Comms Manager

Location
England,London
Salary
£300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted
10 Jun 2019
Closes
08 Jul 2019
Ref
3611669
Contact
Verity Slade
Experience Level
Manager
Sectors
Public Sector
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time
We have a significant international and European agenda, with as much as 80% of our work impacting across borders. And, further to the vote to leave the EU, we will need to communicate with all our stakeholders, along with the wider public, to shape plans that will deliver genuine and lasting change for food, farming, fishing and the environment once we are outside the EU.

We are looking for a Stakeholder Communications Managerto join the Biosecurity and Food Projects Directorate working to develop integrated engagement strategies to deliver communications activity around EU Exit. This will include developing and delivering communications around primary and secondary legislation required ahead of our exit, utilising new partnerships to reach our target audiences. This is a strategic priority cutting across the whole of our organisation and our group organisations. Our team is ambitious about what communications can achieve and believe in its power to challenge perceptions, change behaviour, build partnerships and make a social and economic difference.

This role will require the candidate to work closely with communication leads in our main arms-length bodies plus press, internal and digital teams to drive and deliver the department's key priorities. Some UK travel will be required, with regular working days in London (approx. two-three days a week).

In this role you will:

* Help to develop External Affairs strategy to deliver the communications priorities across the EU Exit programme.
* Build effective and resilient relationships with businesses and industry and sector organisations which have the greatest reach and influence with our priority audiences.
* Contribute to the development and delivery of integrated communication and engagement strategies to deliver the department's policies.
* Activity management of an External Affairs Officer (IO)
* Build key relationships across the organisation (including policy teams, Ministers' private offices, press office and communications contacts across the department and in other government departments).
* Assess the effectiveness of our communications to key audiences, which will help to inform current and future engagement strategies.
* Establish and embed common engagement principles and best practice to improve the quality of stakeholder engagement across the department.

Personal qualities and skills required:

* A strong track record in external affairs, government relations and/or stakeholder engagement.
* Strong influencing skills, complemented by the ability to prioritise and manage competing demands.
* Proven experience in channel management and stakeholder engagement, including experience working across communication platforms such as digital, PR, marketing, partnerships and events.
* Experience of using analytics and digital insight to improve stakeholder engagement.
* A track record of working collaboratively with policy colleagues, other government departments and multiple external partners, at all levels, to deliver integrated communications.
* Excellent planning, management and organisational ability.
* The ability to work well, individually and with teams, under pressure to manage multiple priorities against tight deadlines.

If this role is of interest, please do apply ASAP with an up to date word version of your CV highlighting all your relevant experience -by Wednesday the 12th of June midday.

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