Public affairs officer

Public Affairs Officer
£34,691 per Annum
1 year fixed term contract

The London Legacy Development Corporation’s purpose is to use the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of the London 2012 Games and the creation of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to develop a dynamic heart for east London.  The Legacy Corporation is responsible for delivering one of the most important Olympic legacy promises made in the original London 2012 Games bid.  Our task is to transform and integrate one of the most challenged areas in the UK into world-class, sustainable and thriving neighbourhoods, a flourishing business zone and a must-see destination where people choose to live, work, play and return time and time again.
This is your chance to further develop your skills by joining an award-winning communications team working on one of the largest regeneration projects in Europe.

Role Summary
The Public Affairs Officer will help deliver an engagement programme with LLDC’s political stakeholders across local, regional and national government, ensuring that the Legacy Corporation is seen to be open, accountable and responsive as it delivers its busy and varied programme of work.   You will provide political intelligence to the organisation by monitoring and analysing information from influencers and opinion-formers on matters relevant to LLDC. You will manage the relationship with the London Assembly and Greater London Authority including responses to Mayor’s questions and preparation for committee appearances. 

The Person
We are looking for a highly professional and diplomatic individual who can act as an ambassador for the organisation.  You will have a proven track record of successful partnership working to engage government stakeholders within a similar environment.  You must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and have previous experience of delivering effective written and verbal briefings to senior staff.  LLDC operates in a complex political environment and you must have a good understanding of the context as well as the relevant governance and accountability issues.

If you demonstrate LLDC’s values of Ambition, Responsibility, Excellence and Collaboration then we look forward to hearing from you. 

To find out more about this opportunity please download a copy of the recruitment pack here.

To apply for this position please complete the following documentation and submit to  ahead of the deadline below:

• A copy of your CV
• Supporting statement of no more than 1 side of A4
 CV Cover Sheet
Equal Opportunities Monitoring form

The closing date for this position is Thursday 11th June 2015 at 12pm (Noon)
Interviews will be held w/c 15th June 2015