Marketing is an important part of any organisation, ensuring that the company effectively delivers their objectives through the use of messaging and manage their brand’s reputation. Over the last few years, TPP has recruited for an increasing number of Public Affairs Officer and Manager jobs.
Sometimes these roles are combined with Policy jobs.
The Public Affairs Manager/Officer’s job revolves around the political calendar. Public Affairs Officers and Managers will generally work alongside an External Relations Manager or team (depending on the size of the organisation.) Responsibilities include planning, implementing and delivering programmes to increase the organisation’s profile. This involves working with key stakeholders and identifying changes and gaps in how the organisation reaches these stakeholders.
To be effective in a Public Affairs Officer or Manager job, a candidate needs experience in lobbying or influencing government and other political stakeholders, as well as excellent project management, interpersonal and communication skills. There are opportunities to progress to more senior roles, such as Head of External Affairs.