Public Affairs Manager

Job Description

Job Title: Public Affairs Manager

Location: London, UK

Compensation: £50,000 + Benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF 48351

Creating Change Together

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Public Affairs Manager at our Wigmore Street, London site.

As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers' defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility.

Corporate Affairs

The Public Affairs Manager role is based within the Babcock Corporate Affairs team.

Corporate Affairs is a Group function based at Babcock's London Head Office with responsibility for Government Relations, Communications, Strategy, ESG and International. Led by the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, the team works closely with the Group Executive Committee to make Babcock a strong, safe and unified global business, that delivers year on year sustainable growth and better outcomes for our customers, communities and culture.

The role

The difference our new Public Affairs Manager will make:

As a Public Affairs Manager, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. Supporting the Head of UK Government Relations in the planning, coordination and delivery of Babcock's UK public affairs strategy and outputs, taking personal ownership of particular stakeholder groups, projects and on-going tasks / responsibilities.

Day to day, you'll be developing, refining and managing the company's relations and activities, with agreed parts of the UK government and UK Parliament, relevant industry associations, and broader, political opinion-forming stakeholders. You'll also, be assisting as need be in facilitating ad hoc relationships with - and monitoring of - the Scottish and Welsh Government and Parliaments, the LGA and the Northern Ireland Executive/Assembly.

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you'll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role requires regular travel to Wigmore Street, London on a weekly basis alongside home working arrangements.

Essential experience
Good working knowledge of the current political scene, UK government and Parliamentary processes, party political structures and key political contacts.
Experience of working in Parliament (prefreable), Think tank or Government Department.
Understanding of the sensitivities of PLCs when approaching decision-makers.
Experience of planning and delivering successful public affairs campaigns.
Ideally, experience of working direct with government and/or other regulatory bodies.

What we offer

Generous benefits including:
Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays
Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
Pension members - death in service 4 times base salary
Paternity - 2 full weeks pay
Maternity & Adoption leave - 20 weeks full pay - 13 weeks SMP
CSP - Up to 5 years service - 26 weeks full pay, 5 to 10 years service - 39 weeks full pay, 10 years plus - 52 weeks full pay
Working from home and flexible work patterns
Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best

Babcock International

For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

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