Government Relations and Public Affairs Officer - Closed

Date posted: 30/04/2020

Closing date: 22 May, 2020 4:00 pm

Hours per week: 35 hours

Salary: £28,977 - £34,918

Location: Merseyside

Employment type: Full Time

Contract type: Permanent

Job Description:

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is seeking exceptional individuals to deliver a government relations and public affairs service.  This is an exciting time for us, working with Government and the City Region’s first ever Metro Mayor.

We are looking to recruit 3 individuals with a sound knowledge of the workings of government, parliamentary procedures.  The government relations and public affairs officers will provide a timely, high-quality and a professional public affairs service to deliver the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s aims and objectives.  It is essential that you have knowledge of how Local Authorities and devolution works and the key issues facing the City Region.

This is an opportunity to shape the Organisation’s relationship with Government and other stakeholders, and to lead on campaigns to help deliver the LCRCA ambitions and mayoral priorities.  The successful candidates will be expected to manage and coordinate communication with parliamentarians and other public affairs audiences including government, principally in Westminster and Whitehall, constituent local authorities, as well as other stakeholders on a national and regional basis.

We are seeking candidates who can work on their own initiative with a high level of responsibility and confidentiality along with a willingness to work flexibly as and when required.  As part of the role, you will prepare briefings for senior colleagues, including the Metro Mayor and Chief Executive for key meetings along with providing specialist input into specific projects, providing advice and developing and delivering public affairs strategies and campaigns.

Interviews will take place: week commencing Monday 1 June 2020

Completed application forms can be sent to:


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