Policy/Programme Manager – Smart Cities and Internet of Things

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techUK's SmarterUK Programme is the champion for smart infrastructure deployment in the UK and for companies operating in that supply chain abroad. It is made up of three areas: Cities & Communities, Energy & Utilities, and Transport. Our Smart Cities and Communities work stream focuses on how technology can help enable healthier, more sustainable and more engaged communities a reality. It involves working with a wide variety of our members and helping engage and develop strategies for increasing the capacity of local authorities to make use of these technologies.

The IoT Programme has a core vision of stimulating the take up of IoT in the UK. It does this by bringing together the key player in IoT in the UK to; ensure that the UK has the right policy and regulatory regime in place, tackle issues that are core to IoT, including trust (privacy, security and ethical concerns) and infrastructure, and develop markets and business opportunities.

Role Purpose

This role reports to the Director of Market Programmes.
The person appointed will show capability and potential to build on a strong foundation of a solid programme, strong member engagement, and good external reputation and stakeholder relationships. He/she will need to have, or a propensity to develop quickly, a good understanding of the opportunities and challenges in the use of tech in smart cities and IoT markets, and where members can work collectively to understand and enhance those opportunities.

This role requires someone who has the communication skills, confidence and drive to grow their own profile and that of techUK. It will require working with companies driving the development of leading edge technologies and working to a senior level in a multi-stakeholder environment.

Key Responsibilities

• Support the development, implementation and communication of techUK’s Smart Cities and IoT programmes in a way that meets the needs of existing and potential members;
• Support the inception, set-up and execution of programme events and meetings;
• Identify and exploit cross-fertilisation opportunities with other programmes within techUK;
• Promote the programme through insights, opinions, social media and PR activities;
• Create content in the form of reports or collateral that adds value to members and the sector;
• Support relevant techUK working groups and maintain liaison with group members;
• Liaise with other techUK teams to assist in a successful programme of press coverage, events, internal and external marketing and to ensure they are kept fully informed of major policy initiatives;
• Any other duties that might from time to time be required.

Competencies

• Good organisational skills and attention to detail.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to get to grips with complex technical information and to communicate this effectively to a range of audiences.
• A team player who has experience of managing relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders and is comfortable working with senior individuals in Industry and within government
• A self-motivated individual with positive can-do approach who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with competing demands, and responding to tight deadlines.
• Capability to use the tools and technologies techUK provides, including but not limited to Microsoft Office, CRM, Social Media, Web tools and home working software.

Knowledge and Experience

Essential

• Strong interest in technology, innovation and the tech industry.
• Ability to identify, propose and negotiate new opportunities and services for techUK;
• Ability to carry out agreed objectives with a minimum of supervision.
• Demonstrates a broad understanding of the technology industry landscape and the positioning and role of trade bodies.

Desirable Knowledge and Experience

• Knowledge and background of the smart city and IoT sector.
• Comfortable with public speaking.

 

This is a full time role based at techUK’s London offices.

The successful applicant must have permission to work in the UK prior to the commencement of employment.

This role profile is a guide to the work that is required but does not form part of any contract of employment and may change from time to time to reflect changing circumstances.

To apply, please send through your CV together with a short cover letter (max 500 words) to:

 

 

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