The National Trust is looking for a public policy officer to join their Government Affairs team.
As part of this dynamic team, you’ll be responsible for developing relationships with governmental policy makers with the aim of developing the National Trust’s influence. You’ll brief staff on the potential risks and opportunities that government policies will create for the Trust. Supporting the Head of Government Affairs, you’ll need to build and maintain relationships with ministers and officials, helping to identify who is key to support the National Trust’s agenda. You’ll also be helping to develop the National Trust’s views on public policy, with a particular focus on planning and infrastructure. You’ll be drawing evidence from the Trust’s own experiences and then putting forward practical proposals for policy change.
You’ll have experience of working on public policy issues, with good awareness of our political system, government policy making processes and how to influence policy outcomes. You’ll have exceptional communication skills (written and spoken), with experience of building internal and external relationships, and the ability to interpret complex information and then translate it into easily understandable briefs is essential. Experience and understanding of planning and infrastructure policy is desirable and broader knowledge of heritage and environmental issues would be beneficial.
For more information and to apply for this role please visit the National Trust jobs website.