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Head of External Affairs

Location: London, SE1 0NZ
Salary: circa £48,000
Closing date: Midday Monday 3 June 2019
Interview date: Friday 14 June 2019

We are looking for a Head of External Affairs to lead CPRE’s external affairs strategy and increase our profile, credibility and influence with key opinion formers and policy makers. You will also work closely with colleagues in Development & Marketing to improve our external communications and broaden our appeal with wider target audiences.

Leading a team of 8, you will have overall responsibility for our government affairs, campaigns and media work, as well as be a member of our Operational Management Team. You will also work closely with our Director of Campaigns & Policy, and CEO, to maximise our political influence at a senior level in Westminster and Whitehall.

To succeed in this role you will have:

• A strong track record of using creative lobbying and campaigning to make change
• Detailed understanding of Westminster and Whitehall political processes
• Proven success in developing public affairs strategies in a complex organization with multiple stakeholders to drive organisational objectives and priorities.
• Extensive experience of effective stakeholder engagement.
• Experience of media relations, and of using media coverage to influence and achieve change.
• A proven track record of providing clear, balanced advice and support at senior level.

CPRE works locally and nationally to protect, shape and enhance a beautiful, thriving countryside for everyone to value and enjoy. CPRE is also a great place to work with friendly and enthusiastic staff and offices in Southwark.

To apply, candidates should read the candidate information pack and the Job and person specification (JPS) below.  You should address the criteria outlined in the JPS, failing to do so, will mean you will be unlikely to be shortlisted.  CVs will not be accepted.   Please send your completed application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the closing date.

Job ref: HoEA

CPRE is an equal opportunites employer.

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