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Job Description

We are looking for an experienced professional with an extremely strong public affairs, policy and research background - who is imaginative, innovative and bold, who can communicate complex ideas accurately, succinctly and clearly, and who can be persuasive. We have been able to grow an authentic voice which represents, promotes, and enhances the interests of the UK's world-leading creative sector through high-profile public campaigning and representations to the UK Government and a wide range of national and regional governmental bodies on policy solutions. This is made possible through convening, mobilising, and partnering with an influential and diverse mix of creative organisations, creators, education providers, trade bodies and unions that make up our membership. The role is responsible for ensuring Creative UK effectively uses policy and advocacy in the UK to support its mission.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional and leader who is enthusiastic, dynamic and looking to make a real difference to the cultural and creative industries across the UK. Our new Head of Policy & Public Affairs will join a fast-paced and agile team within the Policy & Engagement Directorate, developing a high performing policy and public affairs function, establishing policy positions, delivering flagship policy-driven campaigns and effective stakeholder engagement to further the reach and impact of Creative UK.

This role provides a unique opportunity to work directly with policymakers, politicians and individuals and organisations from across the UK's cultural and creative industries, from advertising, architecture, museums, galleries, fashion, film, tv, craft, heritage, publishing, visual arts, performing arts and video games, and others; you'll be a real game-changer helping to lead a movement for positive change.

For full job description please visit: https://www.wearecreative.uk/about/jobs/

Job Requirements

The ideal successful candidate has a strong track record as a senior policy and public affairs practitioner with measurable evidence in positively influencing change in UK Government policy, ideally across the cultural and creative industries. You will have an established network, strong communications skills and the ability to take the lead in managing complex issues and external relationships. This postholder will lead the design of effective policy solutions with and for Creative UK's membership across a range of cross-cutting areas. This includes building and coordinating a framework for influencing and campaigning across diverse UK audiences, as well as providing briefings and support across Creative UK's working structures including the membership, UK Council, Director of Policy & Engagement and the Chief Executive.

Job Responsibilities

  • Strategy & delivery: Development and delivery of successful policy and public affairs strategy

  • Convening and managing: including debate, co-production and communications across industry bodies, Creative UK member networks and task and finish groups and relevant leaders and officials within UK Government and UK Parliament

  • Campaign management: successful execution of policy-led high impact campaigns

  • Effective member stakeholder engagement: which enables and delivers policy change

  • Relationship and account management: including key stakeholders and Creative UK members

    Key performance indicators (KPI)s

    This role will be central to achieving:

  • Significant contribution to income for policy, research and advocacy

  • Highly impactful stakeholder engagement

  • Policy solutions adopted

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How to Apply

Email your CV, cover letter and/or 1-2-minute video link* to jobs@wearecreative.uk by Friday 6th October 2023 midday. Please complete our anonymous diversity and inclusion survey. First round interviews will take place 19/20th October 2023, second round interviews 30th October 2023 in person, immediate appointment preferred.  

* Video link optional. Creative UK is an inclusive recruiter and happy to make adjustments to our selection process by request  

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