Salary - Competitive
Covering letter and C.V. required. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.
Deadline - Friday 5th February 2021
Based at our CBI Brussels office, and reporting to the CBI Brussels Director, the Senior Policy Adviser will play a key role in delivering the CBI’s European political strategy at a unique time in the UK’s relationship with the EU.
Through management of the CBI’s EU Political Stakeholder Database, they will be responsible for increasing the CBI’s influence and access across its network of political stakeholders. This will involve working with policy teams to ensure that the CBI delivers maximum impact with EU stakeholders to ensure the best trading relations for CBI members as part of the EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement.
Alongside this, they will play a key role in developing the CBI’s political narrative, to strengthen the organisation’s ability to put forward a coherent story across its diverse policy areas in a way that resonates with EU policymakers, members and stakeholders. In so doing, the successful candidate will gain a deep understanding of the CBI’s strategic priorities and how they are positioned within the broader political and economic environment.
As the UK’s new relationship with the EU embeds and develops, the successful candidate will help deliver a renewed strategy and vision for the CBI in Europe as part of the CBI’s overall UK global competitiveness workstream.
The role will require interaction with colleagues at all levels of the organisation - including with more junior, peer-level and senior colleagues - so the successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills. A keen interest in and instinct around the UK and European political and business environment in which the CBI operates would be advantageous.
Below are the CBI skills and levels of skills expected for this role based on the pay band it sits within. View the CBI Skills Framework for further information, including descriptions and indicators of each skill.