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Press Policy Advisor roles in the Media Team

Reference
22490
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Sector
Accountancy, Business Administration, Public Sector
Location
City of Westminster, London, SW1A 2BQ
Salary
£25,481 - £27,261
Expiry Date
15/11/2019
The Media and Creative Industries Directorate (MCI) covers policy relating to a number of areas including TV, radio, film, press, fashion, gaming and advertising.

Job Description

 

We are recruiting for great people to join the Media team, which leads government policy in relation to television, radio, and the news media. Recent work includes:

the BBC Charter which sets the key purposes and ways the BBC will operate

managing the Government’s role in the media merger bids for Sky

leading work on the relocation of Channel 4 and boosting its regional support

supporting the radio industry’s transition to digital

determining the future for press regulation

the independent Cairncross Review into the sustainability of high quality journalism

responsibility for Brexit related issues and trade negotiation in media policy

 

It is a fascinating area that offers individuals the chance to support government Ministers in shaping the future at a time of rapidly changing technology and globalisation.

 

This is an exciting opportunity for anybody interested in working in a fast-paced, varied and creative sector with high-profile, senior stakeholders. It requires a confident individual with good judgement, analytical skills and an interest in policy development and implementation.

 

It is a high-profile area of government giving regular exposure to Ministers, senior government officials and external stakeholders, where the ability to communicate confidently both verbally and in writing is essential. You will be good at prioritising and have the ability to keep sight of the bigger picture on the Government’s priorities. The successful candidates will be self-starters with effective interpersonal skills and a demonstrable collaborative working style.

 

Applications will be assessed based on a demonstration of: your understanding of the role, your analytical/ thinking skills, communication skills and relevant sector experience. To help demonstrate this, you may also wish to provide information on how you meet the below Person Specification by setting out examples of when you have demonstrated them. This can be done through the STAR format (i.e. setting out the Situation, Task you had to do, the Action you took and the Results for each area):

 

Leadership and management skills: providing leadership and vision, being able to encourage and empower others to support key objectives and goals.

Communication skills: advising, persuading and influencing senior stakeholders such as Ministers, businesses, and the public, via written and verbal communications.

Strategic thinking and analytical skills: being alert to broader issues and trends and being able to confidently handle quantitative and qualitative information.

Stakeholder management skills: building strong and effective relationships is crucial to help inform policy development and advice to ministers.

 

Responsibilities

 

Some of your responsibilities will include:

 

Leading on the development of policy responses to specific recommendations in the Cairncross Review, including supporting project management and implementation of the Government response.

 

Leading on the development of policy on a range of further press related issues.

 

Monitoring developments in the sector, and considering how they impact policy options.

 

Managing the engagement with other DCMS teams and across Whitehall, Advising ministers and senior officials on press policy issues.

 

Drafting briefings, responses to Parliamentary questions, submissions to Ministers and correspondence.

 

Promoting DCMS values and high standards of work, team and cross-Whitehall working, flexibility and adaptability where appropriate.

 

This is an exciting opportunity for anybody interested in working in a fast-paced, varied and creative sector with high-profile, senior stakeholders. It requires a confident individual with good judgement, analytical skills and an interest in policy development and implementation.

 

It is a high-profile area of government giving regular exposure to Ministers, senior government officials and external stakeholders, where the ability to communicate confidently both verbally and in writing is essential. You will be good at prioritising and have the ability to keep sight of the bigger picture on the Government’s priorities. The successful candidates will be self-starters with effective interpersonal skills and a demonstrable collaborative working style.

 

Applications will be assessed based on a demonstration of: your understanding of the role, your analytical/ thinking skills, communication skills and relevant sector experience. To help demonstrate this, you may also wish to provide information on how you meet the below Person Specification by setting out examples of when you have demonstrated them. This can be done through the STAR format (i.e. setting out the Situation, Task you had to do, the Action you took and the Results for each area):

 

Leadership and management skills: providing leadership and vision, being able to encourage and empower others to support key objectives and goals.

 

Communication skills: advising, persuading and influencing senior stakeholders such as Ministers, businesses, and the public, via written and verbal communications.

 

Strategic thinking and analytical skills: being alert to broader issues and trends and being able to confidently handle quantitative and qualitative information.

 

Stakeholder management skills: building strong and effective relationships is crucial to help inform policy development and advice to ministers.

 

Behaviours

 

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

 

Seeing the Big Picture

Working Together

Delivering at Pace

Making Effective Decisions