Graduate Public Affairs Officer



London, United Kingdom
Full Time
2y ago

Company Description

We’re changing up the future

We’re on a mission to build the UK’s finest digital infrastructure and unleash Britain’s potential. We’re connecting communities, boosting businesses and giving everyone access to superfast broadband. We’re also changing up the industry - we might be growing fast but we still behave like a start-up, with an open and inclusive environment where people can be themselves, speak up and make time for what matters.

A rewarding career

We’re passionate about our work and we’re passionate about our people too - with a starting salary of £24,566, you'll receive incremental increases over a set period, providing you are achieving your objectives. You’ll also enjoy benefits like 25 days’ holiday, a day off on your birthday, a day off to support a charity or organisation of your choice, performance-related bonus scheme, and private healthcare.

The support to succeed

When you join the CityFibre family, you’ll get all the support and opportunity you need to grow your career, learn new skills and fulfil your potential. You’ll receive a personalised development plan tailored to your role and ambitions, that will help you expand your knowledge and reach your goals. Your Line Manager will help you understand how CityFibre operates as a whole, and you’ll be assigned a Mentor who will also support your progression. And if you’re interested in exploring Management-level opportunities, you can join our highly successful Aspiring Managers Programme and fast track your career.

How can you change it up?

As our Public Affairs Officer, you will be producing clear and concise written briefings on various issues that are affecting the success of CityFibre which will need assistance from the Government to be solved for both internal and external audiences. You will be ensuring that different departments of the business work together efficiently, coordinating to engage local members of parliament. To support this, you will also be planning and delivering a series of parliamentary events alongside the rest of the team. Some of your other duties will include:

  • Leading political and parliamentary monitoring, stakeholder mapping and horizon-scanning, pro-actively identifying opportunities and risks
  • Attending external meetings on behalf of CityFibre
  • Supporting engagement with public affairs agencies and advisors
  • Supporting colleagues in advising CityFibre’s Executive Team and Board on public affairs issues

What will you bring to the role?

We are looking for an experienced graduate who has achieved a degree with the relevant experience. Examples of degrees that will be suitable for this role are:

  • Public Relations
  • Politics
  • Law
  • Journalism 

Experience may be achieved through work experience, jobs, placements or a year in the industry. In addition to this, you will need:

  • A solid understanding of Parliament and politics in general
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, being able to present complex issues clearly
  • Strong relationship-building skills to develop relations with both external and internal stakeholders
  • Strong organisational skills
  • The ability to manage and prioritise tasks in a fast-moving organisation.

Our unique culture

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer; we celebrate diversity, we believe everyone has a voice and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. Even though we come from different backgrounds and do different jobs, we’re united by The CityFibre Way - our unique code of behaviours that inspires how we think, act and work. We back each other, think smart and act fast, and we’re passionate about giving it our best to build a legacy together.

Ready to start changing it up? Join the CityFibre family today.


Additional Information

CityFibre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to individuals from all backgrounds, including ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, family status and disability. We recognise that everyone is an individual with a wide range of experiences and perspectives and believe this diversity of thought is what makes CityFibre special.

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