Graduate Policy Executive

Membership Body

Office Based – Huntingdon

Basic Salary £30,000 plus benefits

Permanent, Full Time

Our client a reputable and well-established membership body – trade association based in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire working in the environmental and sustainability sector is currently recruiting for a Graduate Policy Executive.

If you are a recent graduate or equivalent with experience through internships, work experience or studies in environmental, environment, sustainability, energy, natural resources, waste management climate change or similar we would love to hear from you.

The Role of Graduate Policy Executive

The Association is looking for a highly organised, process-driven Policy Executive to assist our Policy and Technical team on key tasks, projects and activities.

Reporting to the Head of Policy and Public Affairs, you will work with them to raise the profile of association and influence policy debates, by monitoring policy developments and parliamentary debates, drafting briefing papers on key external announcements and building relationships with parliamentarians and civil servants.

You will work closely with the team to ensure the Association always provides considered, well-supported arguments to proposed changes in Legislation and Regulations and responds to Government Consultations in a timely manner.

A key part of the role will be data gathering from numerous sources , which will be used in shaping the Industry’s environmental credentials and make robust recommendations to Government. You will help the team to support and respond to the Association’s membership with the view to taking a greater role in policy support in due course. This will entail maintaining and deepening relationships with members. The role will require a willingness to travel, including outside of office hours and occasional overnight stays in the UK.

The Person

This role will suit individuals who are confident, extremely organised, methodical, able to prioritise, plan and juggle competing priorities to ensure workload and key activities are delivered on time. You will be a competent writer and also enjoy researching and gathering data to create spreadsheets, reports, etc. to support positions being developed by the Association.

You will be eager to learn about the industry and have an interest in environmental issues. Above all you must be comfortable being part of a small, informal team. Successful applicants will be enthusiastic, able to work on their own initiative, flexible, a great team player and well organised. Ideally you will hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in a related subject.

Requisite Skills:

The ability to digest complex documents

A strong attention to detail with a strong focus on outputs

Good listening skills

A curious nature combined with desire to learn

Strong writing skills.

An interest in environmental and legislative issues.

The ability to maintain accurate database records and track engagement, policy developments and issues of interest to members.

Knowledge and interest in business affairs, national and regional policy.

Experience working with external stakeholders is desirable.

To apply please send your CV.

Due to the volume of applications we are only able to contact successful applicants. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful on this occasion.

membershipbespoke is acting as recruitment business in relation to this role. membershipbespoke positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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