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Public Affairs Manager

Job Title: Public Affairs Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire
Salary: £60,000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: ASH17565JH_1548427018
Contact Name: Jessica Hawkins
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Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

A well established, multinational business based in the Bedford area is looking for an experienced Public Affairs Manager to join its growing team.

In this integral position you will develop and manage a programme of public affairs activity for the business. Your main responsibility will be to create a public understanding of the company's impact within the healthcare industry and position this global business as a critical stakeholder in the healthcare policy issues that are of strategic importance to them.

Day to day, your responsibilities will include:
*Building relationships with priority influencers in Parliament, local government, think tanks and other influencers to ensure that the business is 'at the table' for discussions on key healthcare policy within the industry.
*Creating an ongoing, high-level engagement programme for senior executives to meet and engage with senior decision makers.
*Developing briefing documents that highlight policy issues around each clinical area of concern and create consistent approved messaging when engaging with any external stakeholders.

To be suitable for this diverse and exciting opportunity it is essential that you have prior experience within a Public Affairs position for a HEALTH oriented organisation, either in the private, public or not- for profit sectors and MUST have an in depth knowledge of the UK healthcare political and policy landscape - with established relationships with key stakeholders in this area.

Further to the above it is essential you have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and have exemplary organisational skills allowing you to balance numerous complex and high impact projects at one time.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious and talented Public Affairs Manager to join a global business that offers a wide range of attractive benefits and genuine career progression..

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