Public Affairs Associate

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Marketing, PR
South West
£21,000 to £25,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£21000 - £25000 Per Annum DOE
Job Ref:

Do you have proven experience of working within a Political or PR environment? Do you have fantastic communication skills with a flair for business? Would you like to work for one of the South West's biggest employers?

Pennon Water Services is a leading water retailer in the new non-household market achieving high levels of growth, customer satisfaction and market compliance. We are a business that delivers its success by investing in its people ensuring they have a clear voice and are central to what we do.

We now have an exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of the team as a Public Affairs Associate in Exeter.

The Role

The Public Affairs Associate will support Pennon's public affairs capabilities, providing a strategic public affairs function that supports and enhances the Group's brands and increases its influence on policy-making. Through a tailored public affairs programme, the public affairs team will work to enhance the value of Pennon's businesses making a direct contribution to Pennon's strategic business objectives. Your duties will include:

- Support the Public Affairs Manager to deliver a structured public affairs strategic plan (reflecting the company strategy, strategic objectives, policies and business activities).
- Assisting the Public Affairs Manager to establish regular contact with politicians, political advisers, civil servants, non-departmental public bodies, and others to keep them informed about the organisation's work and policy concerns.
- Providing a key corporate service by monitoring proceedings of the UK Parliament and devolved institutions and provide analysis for senior staff members.
- Supporting the Public Affairs Manager to develop and implement strategic plans identifying and meeting the needs of key external stakeholders.
- Writing and submitting consultations to government and regulator consultations in line with Pennon's strategic goals.
- Supporting the wider Corporate Affairs team as required, including forming part of the 'out of hours' press office function.

The Ideal Public Affairs Associate:

In order to be successful for this role, you must possess the following skills and experience:

- Relevant degree or equivalent experience.
- Political or communications experience with knowledge of the UK political landscape.
- Excellent written and oral communication.
- Ability to work to tight deadlines, under pressure while maintaining high standards.
- Ability to think and act strategically and successfully collaborate with internal and external partners to achieve results.
- Ability to solve problems with innovative and creative solutions.
- High level skills in desktop applications (eg Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
- Good understanding of all forms of communication (written, verbal, broadcast, design, photography & digital).
- Diligent with a strong commitment to continually protecting and improving the reputation and profile of the company.
- Positive, proactive 'can do' attitude.
- Self-starter with the ability to work independently.
- Flexible and resilient. Able to deal with change and 'paradox & complexity' in the workplace.
- Ability to work effectively with team members to achieve objectives.
- Ability and willingness to undertake UK travel
- Ability and willingness to be on standby Press Office rota.

Rewards & Benefits:

In return for your hard work as our Public Affairs Associate, we can offer a competitive salary of £21,000 -No terminology in this advert is intended to be deemed discriminatory. We are happy to accept applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.

Contact Details:
Tel: 02392856811
Contact: Beth Vick

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