politjobs job alert UK 2017-42 – more passionate, more organised

A majority can always be trumped by a minority if the latter are more passionate, more organised and have at least one good argument on their side. This is not just true for the uber case, Gavin Devine is writing about, but as well for most political issues. A small number of visionaries, activist or lobbyist is convincing the rest of the community, country or world, that their political approach is the way it has to be. Uber lost its case because the other side cared more, and was persistent enough to find an issue – safety – that allowed them to achieve their goals, says Devine. Now it turns out that people are angry about Uber losing its licence, and more than half a million can be motivated to sign a petition to protest. But how about making sure these voices are heard before the event? Uber and of course many others simply do not invest enough time in harnessing the enthusiasm of their users – at least until it is too late. It is true that communicators are able to build communities of motivated and vocal advocates amongst consumers. Maybe it would be worth the investment – even for US tech giants. If you are such a communicator find attached some jobs and as usual more at politjobs.uk!

Your politjobs-Team

Cystic Fibrosis Trust seeks Public Affairs Officer – Wales

You will inform decision-makers about the impact of CF and build the profile of the work the Trust is doing to beat the condition; drive the needs of people with CF up the political agenda, develop relationships with politicians and policy-makers and provide briefings and undertake proactive campaigning work in support of the Trust’s strategic priorities (…)

National Audit Office seeks Parliamentary Relations Manager

To maximise the relevance and impact of our work for Parliament, we invest significantly in our Parliamentary relationships. The Parliamentary Relations Manager will play a central role building networks of contacts and supporting the Director of Parliamentary Relations in ensuring that we have a co-ordinated approach.   We are therefore looking for a high calibre professional with strong insight into Parliament and the political world who can build on our success so far and deliver this challenging role (…)

Action for Children seeks Senior Policy Advisor

How you’ll make a difference: By leading an ambitious programme of policy work and developing our evidence base in key areas; by maximising opportunities to make change happen, delivering integrated projects with public affairs and campaigns colleagues; by ensuring the views of children, parents and staff are at the centre of all our work; by supporting the strategic development of policy priorities and our vision for the future (…)

GKN Aerospace seeks Public Affairs Manager

As the UK Public Affairs Manager for GKN Aerospace you will maintain GKN’s day to day relationships with Westminster and Whitehall Stakeholders, relevant LEPs and Local Authorities, and our trade bodies. You will be responsible for identifying and lobbying on policies that impact GKN, as well as promoting and safeguarding the reputation of GKN through a programme of political engagement. As an important voice for GKN in the UK, you will be required to work proactively with both internal and external stakeholders, including other members of the public affairs team, business development and engineering and technology as well as customers and trade bodies, to meet these objectives (…)

ICC UK seeks International Policy Manager

Responsibilities: Work with some of the largest UK trading companies to provide dynamic policy leadership and support to Board and executive level experts; deliver high visibility, impact-led campaigns on strategic policy priorities – G20 implementation, fighting protectionism, ecommerce, access to finance, trade in services, tackling corruption etc.; ensure the UK private sector is well represented and providing high profile input at major international summits, conferences and events (…)

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