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The RIBA is a global professional membership body, and a cultural organisation, driving excellence in architecture.
Salary: up to c£40,000 per annum based upon experience and location
Location: London/home-based (hybrid - currently two days at the London office)
Hours: 35 hours per week, full-time, permanent
Why Join us?
The RIBA offers an amazing employee benefits package which includes (a) a generous pension scheme with employer contributions (up to 12%), (b) life assurance, (c) annual leave of 27 days plus bank holidays and paid closure of 3 discretionary days between Christmas and New Year. For more details on our benefits click here
We offer a flexible working arrangement with hybrid working between home and or London office, with 2 days in the office per week and flexibility regarding the rest of the week.
About the Role
We’re seeking an organised, proactive Public Affairs Advisor to join our policy and public affairs team. The Public Affairs Advisor will be responsible for driving forward a targeted public affairs strategy that ensures the RIBA is well positioned to respond to and influence current political developments.
No two days will be the same in this role with the post holder being involved in organising and delivering successful political events including parliamentary receptions, party conferences, roundtables and site visits to RIBA award winning buildings, as well as securing meetings with MPs, civil servants and politicians that helps promote our political objectives.
In addition the role holder will support with facilitating an outreach programme with key political stakeholders for RIBA and help with the monitoring and identifying of relevant political issues, suggesting actions that could be taken to address them.
What are we looking for?
- If you have demonstrable knowledge and experience of Parliamentary and political processes, strong communication and influencing skills, and knowledge of central and local Government structures – this role is for you.
- A good understanding of policy processes and how bodies like the RIBA can influence the policy making process will also be essential for success in this role. Experience or an interest in built environment policy.
- A proven track record of communicating key messages to different stakeholders in a commercial environment.
- Experience of working in a fast-paced environment leading on complex, challenging and sensitive issues, to deadlines.
- Strong written and spoken communication skills, including good influencing and negotiation skills.
If you would like to apply for the position, please view the full job description below (found at 'supporting documents') and submit your CV and covering letter using the form below. Additionally, please ensure that you complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which will be submitted separate from your application.
Closing date: 19 February 2024
Interview dates: 1st stage – 29th February 2024 & final stage 7th March 2024
Due to high volumes of applications we are unable to respond to everyone, however, should you be shortlisted for interview we will be in touch. We may also close an advert earlier than the date above if we receive enough quality applications.
Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that you have the Right to Work in the UK. We are unable to proceed with any candidates who cannot show the relevant documentation so please only apply if you meet these criteria. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer visa sponsorship.
The RIBA aims to be an inclusive employer, committed to building an authentic and diverse environment where all are encouraged to be themselves. We champion work/life balance and welcome requests for flexible working across our organisation. We value applications from all sections of society and appreciate divergent experience, therefore if you are excited about the role and working with us, yet your experience may not align perfectly with every single skill or competency, we encourage you to apply anyway.
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