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UK Government Affairs Manager - 37467

  • Location: Greater London
  • Salary: £598.08 - 598.08 per day per day
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 27 days ago

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Function: Project & Programme Management
  • Contact: Rachel Meacham
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01384 446112
  • Expiry Date: 01 December 2021
  • Job Ref: 59675

Ref: 37467

Title: UK Government Affairs Manager

Division: Business Strategy

Contract Position based at: London, Whitley or Gaydon

Rate: - up to £598.08/day LTD (c. £455/day PAYE option)

Position Description:

A truly unique opportunity for a Public Affairs professional has arisen to join the Government Affairs team for a major British automotive manufacturer. The business has recently announced a new global strategy, focussing on sustainability for the brands it represents. To accelerate progress towards realising its vision, the business has formed a new team to develop its strategic approach to future battery supply.

They are seeking energetic, driven and talented individuals across all business specialisms to join them on the journey and to play an essential part in achieving their ambitions for sustainable future growth. The role of UK Government Affairs Manager would suit a self-motivated, delivery-focused candidate, with a keen interest in the automotive sector. The successful candidate will contribute to strengthening the long-term prosperity of the company by engaging and influencing multiple stakeholders across UK Government The potential is incredible. Come and be at the heart of it.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with UK Government Affairs team and Government Affairs colleagues in other markets to deliver the company's strategic objectives
  • Coordinate and support engagement activity between the company and UK Government Ministers and officials
  • Integrate and collaborate with colleagues from across the business, including in particular those within the project team
  • Identify, propose and pursue opportunities related to public funding resulting from government initiatives
  • Liaise with funding organisations to define scope of the funds, prepare bids and address all related inquiries and issues
  • Identify, monitor and communicate into the business policy updates that may have an impact on the company's operations
  • Develop and sustain a high level of knowledge of key policy areas as a first point of contact with external and internal stakeholders to support the UK Government Affairs teams activities
  • Develop and maintain the content and accuracy of the UK Government Affairs teams records
  • Produce high quality presentations for internal and external senior level engagement
  • Coach senior management colleagues to engage effectively with UK Government Minister and officials
  • Undertake research and analysis tasks as required
  • Carry out administrative tasks as required

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • A team player
  • Programme management and planning
  • Ability to integrate into a demanding environment with ease and establish strong working relationships with partners internally and externally
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Highly organised and able to manage competing priorities and work to tight deadlines
  • Creative independent strategic thinker and problem solver with a willingness to question and challenge
  • Professional personal presentation with ability to engage effectively with all levels of stakeholders
  • Able to work autonomously High level of discretion and confidentiality
  • Minimum 5-year professional experience in a Public Affairs role
  • Exposure to automotive sector policy and its impact on business strategy and operations
  • Exposure to public funding bid management
  • Understanding of political decision-making process
  • A sound understanding of the challenges and opportunities affecting the UK automotive sector


  • Automotive sector experience within in-house corporate setting, trade association, consultancy or government
  • Experience of coordinating public funding bids and of working on own initiative


Bachelor's Degree or equivalent qualification / practical experience. Master`s Degree in relevant subject is preferred

Additional Information


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Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.