Public Affairs Executive

Job title: Public Affairs Executive
Reporting to (job title): Head of Public Affairs
Objective of role: Deliver TheCityUK’s policy and political engagement programme, in support of TheCityUK’s objective to promote the competitiveness of UK financial and related professional services. 

Key Activities & Responsibilities

  • Manage TheCityUK’s programme of roundtable engagement, aligned to organisational and political priorities.
  • Deliver a programme of senior-level engagement ensuring a regular pipeline of events and meetings to deliver key messages on behalf of the industry.
  • Provide briefings for TheCityUK CEO and senior team in advance of meetings with politicians.
  • Work with teams across the organisation to advise on political engagement on policy priorities.
  • Provide public affairs and parliamentary updates to relevant colleagues, highlighting key announcements and opportunities for TheCityUK to influence.
  • Advise and update on parliamentary business.
  • Oversee and monitor TheCityUK’s outreach with policymakers across all activity.
  • Support the public affairs team in distributing reports and key messages to policymakers, including through mailings and briefings.
  • Prepare agendas and papers for internal public affairs team meetings as required.
  • Support the secretariat of key committees such as the Public Affairs Group.
  • Liaise with teams across the organisation to update on public affairs team activity and key external dates (liaising with internal teams and TheCityUK’s public affairs agency).
  • Lead on taking notes and minutes at meetings and events and arrange follow-up actions, including drafting blogs, newsletters and thank you letters.
  • Oversee the maintenance of key PA contacts on TheCityUK’s CRM system.
  • Perform any other duties as required to fulfil the role and objectives of the PA team.

Key Relationships & Interfaces

Internal

  • TheCityUK Public Affairs team
  • TheCityUK ExCo, Policy team, Events team and Member Insight team and other colleagues
  • Chairs and members of key committees

External

  • Policymakers, MPs, Lords, civil servants
  • Advisers, civil servants and offices of key policymakers
  • Public affairs agency as required
  • Key contacts within other member organisations and representatives
  • Key industry bodies and individuals

Person Specification

  • Experience of a public affairs environment
  • Understanding of and interest in Westminster and UK politics, including an interest in UK parliament
  • “Self-starting”/prioritising tasks/attention to detail/conscientious/takes responsibility and ownership
  • Excellent influencing and communications skills
  • A collaborative and collegiate style
  • Experience of a client and/or member service environment
  • Ability to network, develop relationships and work with senior individuals across a range of organisations
  • Analytical and writing skills of a high calibre
  • Ability to develop and learn as policy areas develop
  • Good understanding of broader communications and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Academic or career experience in relevant public policy areas
  • Educated to Degree level/or equivalent experience

This role is based in London but may involve travel elsewhere in the UK as required. TheCityUK office is a small and close-knit team with a flexible approach to tasks and responsibilities. It is essential that the candidate appreciates and can work within these conditions.

To apply for this role, please contact careers@thecityuk.com.
Alternatively, to apply on LinkedIn, please click 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 About us page.

About TheCityUK

TheCityUK is the industry-led body representing UK-based financial and related professional services. In our 10th anniversary year, we continue to champion and support the success of the ecosystem, and thereby our members, promoting policies in the UK, across Europe and internationally that drive competitiveness, support job creation and ensure long-term economic growth. The industry contributes over 10% of the UK’s total economic output and employs more than 2.3 million people, with two thirds of these jobs outside London. It is the largest tax payer, the biggest exporting industry, generates a trade surplus almost equivalent to all other net exporting industries combined. 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 protect and manage risk. www.thecityuk.com @TheCityUK.