Public Affairs Manager

Posting Date: 13 July 2020

Location: London, London, GB, W1U 1QX

Company: Babcock

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Babcock International
Public Affairs Manager
Location – Wigmore Street – with a considerable amount of time spent in Whitehall/Westminster


About the role


Here at Babcock we are looking to recruit a Public affairs Manager to support the Group Head in the planning, coordination and delivery of our public affairs strategy and outputs, taking personal ownership of particular projects and on-going tasks/responsibilities.


You will also develop, refine and manage the company’s relations and activities with agreed parts of the UK government and UK Parliament, relevant industry associations, and broader, political opinion-forming stakeholders.


Furthermore, you will assist as need be in facilitating ad hoc relationships with – and monitoring of – the Scottish and Welsh Government and Parliaments, the LGA and the Northern Ireland Executive/Assembly.


What do I need to be able to do the role?


You will need to be degree educated and have experience within British politics. This will include a good working knowledge of the current political scene, UK government and Parliamentary processes, party political structures and key political contacts. A thorough understanding of UK defence policy is crucial. You will also need to have demonstrable Project management skills to plan and manage successful public affairs campaigns


We would also like you to have experience in all or some of these areas:


  • Strong communicator but in collaborative fashion
  • First rate writing skills
  • Ability to learn and adapt and work flexibly/creatively in the COVID era


What else do I need to know?


  • Permanent position with a competitive annual salary and benefits


About Babcock International


For more than a century, Babcock has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.


We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.


We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to two week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please click here.


If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience then we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with Simon James at




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