Corporate Affairs Manager

Fircroft Engineering Serv Ltd
07 Aug 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Role:
Corporate Affairs Manager :
The decisions of governments and regulators can have a huge impact on our business, its value and ability to do business. The role of Government Affairs is to understand the economics, structures and processes and how these impact, as well as drive this understanding into business activities in collaboration with the business function. GA works to build internal and external advocates, to secure outcomes that create a positive trading environment for our business, educating and influencing the policymakers about our business, company purpose and values as well as overall contribution to local communities and UK plc.

Skills Required:
Excellent verbal and written presentation and communications skills. Detailed understanding of business. Creative thinker and problem solver, with willingness to question and challenge. Evidenced approach, able to persuade internal/external audiences of the merits of our approach/asks. Ability to analyse complex technical information and translate into simple and easy to understand messages for lay audiences. Research ability to create strong evidence in support of asks of government, reports, statistics, data, case studies. Ability to work collaboratively and on own initiative.

Experience Required: Understanding of and interest in government and current affairs. Project management experience including, including written materials and presentations. Exposure to regulatory/policy frameworks within the business. Experience of event planning

Experience Preferred: Manage key business portfolios within the team, collaborating with key stakeholders internally and externally to identify and leverage shared goals. Draft engagement strategies, create stakeholder maps, plans, briefing notes, articles, letters, presentations and digital content as appropriate to support business objectives. Create evidence to support approach, including written submissions, research, statistics, case studies. Evaluate results against clear objectives. Anticipate and manage crises in own areas, working with business and Head of UKGA. Feed into team planning: key issues document, timeline and grid and CRM to track activity, engagement and outcomes. Work actively with trade bodies SMMT/CBI/EEF to influence and agree sector positions in support of priorities. Work closely with internal stakeholders to educate and engage the business to open up opportunities and create content to support campaigns. Support visits and events planning and delivery for key external stakeholders as necessary. Work flexibly across wider PR `one team to lead/support shared projects in mission teams. Ensure receives maximum benefit and VFM from its membership of SMMT, CBI, EEF and other bodies, by tracking activity and achievements. Coach senior colleagues to engage effectively on key issues

Education Required: Degree preferable

Additional Information : A full driving license

The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.