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Public Affairs and Public Policy Manager

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20 Jul 2022
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As a Public Affairs and Public Policy Manager you'll play a key role in helping Santander UK manage its relationships and engagement with political and policy audiences. You'll get to work across a range of issues which impact the bank and its customers, helping to develop our policy positions and supporting senior leaders when engaging with external stakeholders.

In this role you will help the Santander UK navigate the political landscape and help shape public policy so that the bank can best deliver for its customers. We work closely with colleagues across the business, and you will gain exposure to our Corporate Communications and Regulatory Relations teams in the UK and abroad.

The difference you'll make.

Supporting the Public Affairs and Public Policy team in developing our public affairs and public policy approach

Managing communications with MPs and other political stakeholders to develop a positive and productive dialogue

Briefing senior stakeholders within the business ahead of external engagement

Working closely with colleagues within the Corporate Communications teams to maximise our impact and grow the profile of the Public Affairs and Public Policy team within the business

Identifying opportunities and risks for Santander UK within public policy debates

What you'll bring.

Extensive experience working in a public affairs or public policy role. This could be working for Government, for a corporate affairs agency or in-house.

Strong understanding of the UK political landscape and how to engage with the public policy landscape.

It would also be nice for you to have.

Strong written and spoken communication skills

Collaborative mindset and enthusiasm to support across a wide variety of policy areas

Experience working with senior stakeholders, internally and externally

An understanding of financial services and the key public policy issues for the sector

What else you need to know.

We offer flexible working, and the successful candidate will work from home and from our London office in Triton Square.

Occasional out of hours work may be required, which may include evening events at Westminster, political party conferences and visits to Santander Group in Spain.

How we'll reward you.

As well as a salary, we offer a wide range of benefits that you can choose from and tailor to your needs.

Eligible for a discretionary performance-related annual bonus

Pension with generous contributions of up to 12.5% from Santander, depending on your own contribution and length of employment with us

30 days' holiday plus bank holidays, which increases to 31 days after 5yrs service, with the option to purchase up to 5 contractual days per year

£6,000 car allowance per year

Company funded individual private medical insurance

Voluntary healthcare benefits at discounted rates such as private medical insurance for your family, dental insurance, healthcare cash plan and health assessments

Benefits supporting you and your family, such as death-in-service benefit, income protection, and voluntary life assurance and critical illness cover

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A bit more about Santander

At Santander we're driven by our purpose - to help people and businesses prosper. This means we help customers to create change for themselves and those around them, and we champion businesses to grow sustainably. We do this by always living our values of Simple, Personal and Fair.

At Santander, we each take personal responsibility for managing risk by embracing the I AM Risk framework - to Identify, Assess, Manage and Report risks, and to continuously build a deeper understanding of the risks we face. It is an important part of our culture at Santander and we will provide you with knowledge to help you manage risks in your role.

What to do next:-

If this sounds like a role you're interested in, then please apply.

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  • Job Reference: 662714736-2
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Santander
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent