-Monitoring and responding to key policy developments impacting the
UK advertising and marketing industry.
-Prepare high-quality briefings, letters, consultation responses and
other communications for stakeholders.
-Building and maintaining relationships with relevant stakeholders,
including policymakers, members, regulators, and other interested
organisations and opinion-formers.
-Coordinate and attend member working groups to help build and
drive Advertising Association’s policy positions on relevant issues.
-Coordinating and assisting the Advertising Association’s EU public
affairs activity, with the potential for periodic travel.
-Working closely with colleagues across the organisation to support
the Advertising Association’s wider objectives.
-Attending relevant industry and political events.
-The role is well suited to someone who has a degree or advance
degree level qualification in a related field (politics, political science,
public policy, economics, law etc). However, we will also be happy
to consider previous experience in a similar role.
Essential skills / experience for the role:
-A demonstrated understanding of UK politics, the Parliamentary and
the regulatory making process.
-An ability to analyse and synthesise complex information.
-An ability to think strategically and exercise sound judgement.
-An ability to influence a wide range of senior stakeholders.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
-An eye for detail.
-A proactive self-starter who enjoys working in a small, busy team.
Desirable, but not essential:
-A working knowledge of EU institutions and policy-making.
-Experience of working in Westminster, government department,
think tank or a trade body.
-An interest in digital and data policy.
-A demonstrated interest in your own professional development.
-Line management experience.
Private medical insurance22 days holidays (+Bank holidays, increasing to 25)
Enhanced employer pension contributions
Life Assurance and Income Protection
Learning & Development budget
Mobile phone allowance
Company social events.
Advertising is a pillar of the creative economy. It is a key driver of the UK economy, consumer behaviour, and competition. Sports, media, arts and culture depend on advertising as a vital source of revenue. Advertising is what makes the web free.
The Advertising Association is a tripartite trade body that represents the interests of advertisers, the agencies and media. Its purpose is to promote responsible advertising and its value to the wider society. The Advertising Association acts as a vital link between industry and government and our work requires regular participation and engagement on political issues. These issues can range from digital regulation, the future of skills, the impact of the cost-of-living on business, sustainability and responsible advertising.
The Advertising Association is looking to recruit a Policy Manager to join our busy public affairs and policy team. We are looking for someone with a strong political head, resilient, problem solver, a proactive can-do attitude, a willingness to challenge ideas, and strong drive to help achieve its policy objectives.