Public Policy Officer x 2
Working across much of the country and across many different issues, the National Trust is often affected by government policy. To meet and address these policies we are building a new team to work alongside government departments to make sure that they are aware of the impact of their decisions on our properties and land.
What it's like to work here
We provide the best possible working environment for you throughout the building whilst also promoting and fostering a sociable Heelis Community. Do great things for us and we'll do great things for you and your career.
Heelis is the Central Office for the National Trust; it was named after one of the Trust's biggest benefactors Mrs William Heelis. There are approximately 700 staff from across the Trust's directorates, including the Executive team and the Director General, are based here.
Heelis was designed to be highly sustainable and has won a number of nationally recognised awards. Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects in 2005, this architectural gem uses timber from our woodlands and wool from Herdwick sheep grazed on Trust farmlands, to help make Heelis a unique working environment.
What you'll be doing
As part of this exciting new team, you will be responsible for developing relationships with governmental policy makers with the aim of developing the National Trust's influence.
You will brief staff on the potential risks and opportunities that government policies will create for the Trust. Supporting the Head of Government Affairs, you will need to build and maintain relationships with ministers and officials, helping to identify who is key to support the National Trust's agenda.
You'll also be helping to develop the National Trust's views on public policy, drawing evidence from the Trust's own experiences and then putting forward practical proposals for policy change.
Who we're looking for
An understanding of Heritage and Environmental policies will be key, as are exceptional communication skills (written and spoken), having experience of building internal and external relationships, and the ability to interpret complex information and then translate into easily understandable briefs.