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Policy Officer

Policy Officer

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    Communications, MarComms & Digital, Policy

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    £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + flexible with additional benefits

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    Leighton Davy

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    4 months ago

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Calling All experienced Policy Officers!

An exciting opportunity has become available to join a newly merged organisation within the built environment sector.

The organisation has been formed from the merger between two of the largest and longest established organisations. With more than 2000 members, they are the largest, most comprehensive supply chain body in the UK, spanning from sawmill to specifier and all points in between.

This new aims will be capitalise on the growing interest in designing with timber and to act as a positive agent of change towards more sustainable, low carbon forms of construction.

They aim to provide their members and the wider market with the highest quality information, technical guidance and training to safely specify and design the timber structures of tomorrow, and create lower-carbon, higher quality, healthier and safer buildings.

As the Policy Officer, your role will be to undertake research and analysis of the sector, and to lead the development of the organisations policy position in priority such timber supply chain, importers, distributors, merchants, manufacturers and those involved in the design of products or buildings using timber and timber related products.

Your duties and responsibilities will include

  • As the Policy Officer, you will be required to ensure that the membership organisation is well positioned within national, international and regional Governments, and the wider policy sector, and to help effect regulation and policy change within the built environment sector

  • Work in collaboration with internal teams to agree and design policy positions for the organisation on various issues.

  • Attend public speaking engagements to promote the policy and research work

  • Work with departmental and regional colleagues to design and implement engagement strategies to raise the organisational profile and influence with the sector

  • Monitoring policy developments and identifying opportunities for influencing

  • Articulate complex issues. Explaining the changes on customs procedures due to Brexit clearly to members

Your experience will include

  • You will have previous experience in a policy that has consistently challenged thought-leadership, strategic analysis, writing, research, presentation and communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, a creative mindset, initiative, and the ability to work independently and autonomously

  • Ideally you will have knowledge sustainable building and construction, along with ability to assess and make recommendations for policy development.

  • Ability to manage groups and facilitate discussion, as well as networking skills.

  • Membership of a relevant professional body is desirable.

This is an exciting time for timber as it is now recognised as one of the key materials to move us towards a low carbon future in construction. We will be acting pro-actively as an agent of change to drive that transition and want to attract people who also buy into that vision.

The organisation has a good support package of pension/health care and try to foster a very inclusive team culture and ethos. Although some staff work alone in different parts of the country nobody should feel isolated or unsupported, they work as a team to solve any problems arising and to deliver their goals.

If you are interested in this role, please send a CV along with a 400-500 word supporting statement, ensuring that you highlight how your skills and experience relate to the responsibilities listed above and why you would like to work within the sustainable, built environment sector

Applications will close on the 11th of March and shortlisting will take place on the week commencing 7th of March. There will be a 2 stage interview process with the 1st interview being an informal chat with the line manager and if successful, you will be invited for a 2nd more formal interview where there will be a set task to complete prior to the interview.

We look forward to receiving your application.

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.