Public Affairs Executive (Parliamentary Affairs)

Reporting to (job title): Head of Public Affairs

Objective of role: To ensure that TheCityUK continues to be an influential voice for the financial and related professional services industry across the Westminster, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast parliaments by leading engagement with a wide variety of stakeholders. Taking a particular lead in TheCityUK’s engagement with backbenchers and our efforts to influence parliamentary debates and committees.

Key Activities & Responsibilities

  • Working with the wider Public Affairs (PA) team to deliver a proactive strategy of backbench engagement for TheCityUK – developing a clear picture of the personalities, motivations and priorities of this important cohort of stakeholders and identifying future leaders amongst them.
  • Overseeing engagement with parliamentary committees – in particular their clerks and chairs –and all-party groups to identify opportunities for TheCityUK to engage with key stakeholders.
  • Building strong networks across Parliament including with MPs, researchers and advisers.
  • Producing written briefings for MPs and peers ahead of debates in either chamber or Westminster Hall.
  • Ensuring that TheCityUK’s CRM database of political contacts is kept up to date at all times and can be used to communicate with stakeholders.
  • Work with the Regions and Nations manager to find opportunities to influence the devolved legislatures in Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast.
  • Supporting the Head of Public Affairs to engage with think tanks across the political spectrum and identify other influencers on our key stakeholders.

Other Duties

  • Supporting the team to deliver parliamentary receptions and events including identifying stakeholders for our roundtable series.
  • Support the wider PA team with engagements, conferences and events.

Key Relationships & Interfaces

Internal:

  • PA Team
  • Policy colleagues
  • Events team
  • Communications Team
  • International Team
  • Business Manager to the Chief Executive

External:

  • Backbench MPs, including:
    • Relevant select committee members
    • Relevant APPGs
    • MPs identified as “rising stars”
  • Researchers, advisers, clerks in the Houses of Parliament
  • MSPs, MSs and MLAs
  • Think Tanks

Person Specification

  • Thorough understanding of parliamentary procedures and processes, likely gained through direct experience of working in Westminster.
  • Excellent networking skills and evidence of existing networks.
  • Ability to produce succinct briefings for politicians ahead of debates.
  • Experience of delivering political or public affairs.

To apply for this role, please contact careers@thecityuk.com, alternately you can apply on LinkedIn here


Values at TheCityUK

These core set of values are essential for effective performance in our company and provides a common purpose as to how we deliver our work on a daily basis.

• Rigour
• Impact
• Agility
• Respect
• Teamwork

To find out more about our values and the standards of behaviour, please visit our webpage www.thecityuk.com

About TheCityUK

TheCityUK is the industry-led body representing UK-based financial and related professional services. We champion and support the success of the ecosystem, and thereby our members, promoting policies in the UK and internationally that drive competitiveness, support job creation and enable long- term economic growth. The industry contributes 12% of the UK’s total economic output and employs over 2.4 million people – with two thirds of these jobs outside London across the country’s regions and nations. It pays more corporation tax than any other sector and is the largest net exporting industry. The industry plays an important role in enabling the transition to net zero and driving economic growth across the wider economy through its provision of capital, investment, professional advice and insurance. It also makes a real difference to people in their daily lives, helping them save for the future, buy a home, invest in a business and manage risk.

Equal Opportunity

TheCityUK is committed to equal opportunities for all applicants regardless of race, gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or gender.

We are proud to be a disability confident committed employer and, as such, all disabled applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the job as set out in the job description and person specification will be guaranteed an interview. Please advise at application stage or discuss in more detail at careers@thecityuk.com.