Role: Parliamentary Affairs Manager
Contract Length: Permanent
Location: Brighton (Hybrid)
Maintain and develop parliamentary engagement strategy to raise the business' profile and maintain and develop new relationships with parliamentary stakeholders, including MPs, Peers, relevant select committees and All-Party Parliamentary Groups.
Use our engagement strategy to position as a thought leader in our field, and achieve buy in for the work we do, via parliamentary events and briefings.
Working with staff across, manage the production of high-quality responses to select committee correspondence, MPs' constituency correspondence, parliamentary questions and other requests from DWP.
Grip the production of high-quality written and oral briefings for our Chair, Chief Executive and other directors so that they are well prepared for meetings, including select committee hearings.
Manage the day-today relationship with our parliamentary monitoring agency, ensuring that parliamentary stakeholders' perceptions and attitudes towards, and positions on key matters, plus relevant topics, Bills and inquiries are being tracked; identify and report risks.
Build and maintain information sharing with key parliamentary contacts, including at DWP, FCA, MaPS, TPO, PPF, PRA and the Bank of England.
Contribute to relevant strategy and communication working groups and provide parliamentary advice where applicable to our planning processes.
Manage the production of our weekly Parliamentary update to staff.
Work closely with the Senior Media and Parliamentary Manager (line manager), Stakeholder Affairs Manager and Head of Public Affairs and to support the delivery of corporate strategic objectives
Manage, develop and support direct reports; encourage a culture of learning and development, in line with values and objectives.Essential:
A proven track record in engaging with parliamentarians and government staff, and an ability to develop our engagement strategy
Ability to produce high quality written correspondence; ability to prepare our executive team for high profile parliamentary meetings via written and oral briefings
An excellent understanding of how parliament and government work, including select committees
A strong knowledge of parliamentary and current affairsDesirable
Existing contacts within relevant areas of government and parliament
A good knowledge of role, corporate priorities and values, and of our stakeholders and the organisations we work with
Knowledge of regulation principles and best practice
Data Protection Act/Freedom of Information principles
Standard Office IT software applications