Phil Rands

£Competitive + Benefits – London, SE1

A Policy & Public Affairs Officer is needed to join a trade body that represents the UK’s world leading recorded music industry based in central London. Expect to support a wide range of policy issues that shape how the recorded music industry works and secure its future sustainability and growth.
Founded in 1973, they champion the interests of their membership which includes more than 400 independent music companies and the UK’s major record companies – Universal Music UK, Sony Music UK, and Warner Music UK. They also co-own the UK Charts, the BRIT Awards and the Mercury Prize. Highly respected for their track record in Government relations, they are now seeking a Policy & Public Affairs Officer who has outstanding communications skills to join one of the UK’s most exciting and dynamic sectors.
Reporting to the Director of Public Affairs, the Policy & Public Affairs Officer will support the work of the organisation to make effective contributions to Government, Parliament and other relevant bodies across a wide range of policy issues. On a day-to-day basis you will provide regular monitoring of policy and regulatory developments – including upcoming debates, questions and consultations; provide briefings on policy issues; provide input into consultation responses, including providing summaries, research and drafting submissions; identify and maintain an up-to-date stakeholder map and engagement plan, provide support on policy related questions and much more. In short, you will deliver key support in raising the profile of the British music business and secure robust and effective political support.
To qualify… You should be a Policy & Public Affairs Officer  / Public Affairs Advisor / Public Affairs and Policy Executive or similar with a CV that demonstrates: 
  • Experience working in a policy, regulatory or public affairs field – whether in house, agency, Parliament or think tank (or other);
  • Knowledge and understanding of the policy and political landscape in the UK, including how the policy and legislative process works
  • Experience will include research and compiling written reports, submissions and briefings, as well as interacting with policy makers;
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills;
  • The ability to understand complex issues and interpret into compelling communications and briefing materials;
  • An understanding of key stakeholders and able to devise effective engagement strategies;
  • The ability to juggle competing demands, with multiple projects running simultaneously;
  • A ‘Can do’ attitude – you are willing to ‘roll up your sleeves’ and get stuck in;
  • A love of music!
This is a fantastic opportunity for a Policy & Public Affairs Officer to break out into an exciting and growing industry. In return you can expect a competitive salary, 25 days holiday entitlement a year pro rata, flexible working arrangements, and much more!