Huntingdon, PE29 6FY

Policy and Public Affairs Executive

Office-based: Huntingdon

Salary: Circa £26,000 p.a plus private healthcare and pension contributions.

Closing date: 25 October

The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) is the trade association representing the £7 billion UK metal recycling sector – a globally competitive industry supplying environmentally-friendly raw material to metals manufacturers around the world. It represents over 270 organisations comprising of metal recyclers both in the UK and internationally and members who provide services to the industry, from insurance to computer software to equipment.

The Role

The British Metals Recycling Association is looking for a highly organised, process-driven Projects and Policy Executive to assist our Policy and Technical team on key tasks, projects and activities.

Reporting to the Head of Policy and Public Affairs, you will work with them to raise the profile of BMRA and influence policy debates, by monitoring policy developments and parliamentary debates, drafting briefing papers on key external announcements and building relationships with parliamentarians and civil servants.

You will work closely with the team to ensure the Association always provides considered, well-supported arguments to proposed changes in Legislation and Regulations and responds to Government Consultations in a timely manner.

A key part of the role will be data gathering from numerous sources , which will be used in shaping the Industry’s environmental credentials and make robust recommendations to Government.

You will help the team to support and respond to the Association’s membership with the view to taking a greater role in policy support in due course. This will entail maintaining and deepening relationships with members.

The role will require a willingness to travel, including outside of office hours and occasional overnight stays both in the UK and abroad.

The Person

This role will suit individuals who are confident, extremely organised, methodical, able to prioritise, plan and juggle competing priorities to ensure workload and key activities are delivered on time.

You will be a competent writer and also enjoy researching and gathering data to create spreadsheets, reports, etc. to support positions being developed by the Association.

You will be eager to learn about the industry and have an interest in environmental issues. Above all you must be comfortable being part of a small, informal team.

Successful applicants will be enthusiastic, able to work on their own initiative, flexible, a great team player and well organised. Ideally you will hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in a related subject.

Requisite Skills:

  • The ability to digest complex documents
  • A strong attention to detail with a strong focus on outputs
  • Good listening skills
  • Target and output focused
  • A curious nature combined with desire to learn
  • Positive mindset and attitude
  • Strong writing skills.
  • An interest in environmental and legislative issues.
  • The ability to maintain accurate database records and track engagement, policy developments and issues of interest to members.
  • Knowledge and interest in business affairs, national and regional policy.
  • Experience working with external stakeholders is desirable.

Submit a covering letter and CV to Antonia Grey via email [email protected].