UKLPG seeks an exceptional candidate to be the next Public Affairs Manager

Tuesday 7th August 2018

A great career opportunity to lead the public affairs activities of an energy trade association at the centre of dynamic policy developments. Key aspects will be grappling with green and consumer issues, influencing government policy and working very closely with member firms.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the successful candidate will be responsible for analysis of a range of strategic issues facing the sector, developing the industry’s position on these issues and delivering those policies to government officials in Westminster and the devolved administrations. It is an exciting time for the sector, with significant growth opportunities.

A proactive, tenacious and flexible individual is required to manage UKLPG’s public affairs activity at an exciting time for the LPG industry. Following the publication of the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, there is a clear opportunity to expand the role of LPG in the off-grid heating sector, replacing heating oil which the Government has stated is to be phased out. For more information, please click on the link below.

The next few years are a critical period in establishing LPG as a fuel with growing importance and this role is central to achieving that goal for the UK industry. LPG is a cleaner alternative to oil and can provide an immediate route to reduce emissions, with the future introduction of bio-LPG creating a long term solution for many sectors.

The Public Affairs Manager is responsible for developing and promoting the UKLPG position with regard to energy and transport policies. This includes the analysis of information to support the position, development of appropriate arguments and the delivery of these to relevant officials in Government and the devolved administrations.

The role requires the ability to refine relevant policy proposals, understand their nuances and likely impact on the LPG industry and source relevant supporting information and data. Equally important is the ability to communicate these to, and synthesise the views of, UKLPG members through the Trade Association management team structures and present the outcome persuasively to relevant bodies and individuals, both in written form and face to face.

The Public Affairs Manager will develop relationships with key Government officials, political assistants and industry members, and run a UKLPG contact programme with Ministers, relevant MPS and officials. The role also involves identifying other policy issues that may affect the LPG industry and member companies and developing responses to these.

Additionally the role will support the Chief Executive in developing common industry positions regarding public or policymaker facing operational matters that the Board consider fall within the remit of the trade association.

The role is based in Kenilworth as this is where the team is located and co-ordination of activity is essential. However, the job requires frequent travel to London and regular travel elsewhere in the UK and Europe, particularly working with UKLPG member firms.

More information: For more details, please click here: UKLPG Public Affairs Mgr_candidate info

To apply: Please send your CV and covering note to UKLPG’s recruitment consultant, Niall Campbell (email: niall@niall-campbell.com and tel: 07795 564187). If you would liike to have an informal and confidential conversation with Niall about the role by phone or email before you make a formal application, please feel free to contact Niall directly. 

Closing date: 6pm on 28th August

 

The trade association for the LPG industry in the UK