Chartered Institute of Building seeks Head of Policy and Public Affairs
Head of Policy and Public Affairs
Do you want to work for a global professional membership organisation where you will be able to see the tangible impact of your work on the world we all live in? If so, we could be the organisation for you. We are the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), and we are at the heart of a management career in construction.
We are the world’s largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership, and our members work worldwide in the development, conservation and improvement of the built environment. Perhaps most importantly, we are tasked with promoting good practice within our industry to improve quality of life for every one of us.
As our Head of Policy and Public Affairs, you’ll be right at the heart of all of this, playing a critical role in driving forward our Policy and Public Affairs engagement on a national and global scale. If you are looking for a role where you can make a real impact and get involved with issues such as modern slavery or our work on quality within the construction industry, then this could be the role for you.
Here are some of the key things you’ll get involved with:
- You will be responsible for developing, managing and implementing our policy and public affairs strategy, ensuring that this is consistently aligned with our vision, values and our corporate plan.
- You will be hands on within the team, implementing evidence-informed policy, public affairs and campaigns activity.
- You will be representing the CIOB in the public domain, tasked with raising the profile of the Institute and our work whilst generating new and relevant policy activities.
- And finally you will take on the operational management of the policy and public affairs department – from developing and managing a fantastic team of people to be truly excellent through to looking after the department’s budget and ensuring processes are fit for purpose.
We will be looking for you to bring to the role demonstrable experience in a policy or public affairs role, where you will have been involved in generating thought leadership and influencing government policy. You will also have a strong understanding of UK government processes, and an ability to cross-examine policy development. It goes without saying that you’ll need strong communication and networking skills, the ability to develop and manage an excellent team, and will be able to deal with a busy and often competing workload. And whilst experience operating a professional body environment or an understanding of the construction and built environment sector would be fantastic, they are by no means essential.
What you might be asking is – why work for us?
In a nutshell, because we can offer you a really friendly, flexible and welcoming working environment, and we’ll show you that we’re committed to your personal wellbeing and to your development within your role. We’ll offer you a fantastic range of benefits – from access to a great pension scheme through to a variety of health and wellbeing schemes; and we’ll make sure that you’re constantly learning throughout your time with us. We even hold a Silver Investors in People Award – which we really hope will show you our commitment to this.
No two days will be the same in this exciting position, so if you thrive in an ever changing environment and love to get your teeth into a real challenge then this could be the role for you!
To apply for this role please submit a full CV and covering letter, including your present salary level, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference number HOP1033 in the subject line. An automated response will be provided to acknowledge the application and further contact made only if your application is shortlisted.
Please note that we may consider applications as they are submitted and therefore we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment that may be caused by the vacancy closing sooner than advertised.