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Rail: Stakeholder Engagement Manager: Birmingham

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £330.00 - £331 per day

  • Contact:

    Daniel Brokenshire

  • Contact email:

    Daniel.Brokenshire@talascendint.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH90791_1531830917

  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-08-16


JOB PURPOSE
Develops and delivers the plan for engaging with the affected communities and their representatives and creates strong stakeholder relationships in order to achieve organisational objectives.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Develop and implement regional and local plans for community engagement to ensure there is public awareness of: the project; its benefits and local impacts; the support provides to affected communities; and how they can get involved in the development of the railway.
  • Engage with local representative groups to identify appropriate channels for engagement, particularly with those who are vulnerable or require additional support.
  • Maintain internal and external stakeholder relationships, apprising Ministers and senior employees and civil servants of progress.
  • Work with community stakeholders and local representatives to minimise objections to the Hybrid bill.
  • Through engagement, gather relevant information to ensure the organisation understands how the proposals impact on local communities.
  • Represent in the region, including with local elected representatives and business groups, and act as spokesperson in local and regional media.
  • Ensure all engagement is recorded in line with organisational policies.
  • Ensure appropriate processes are followed to promote knowledge and understanding of community views and concerns within the organisation.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE

  • Intermediate experience engaging and working with communities, including in a hostile and complex
  • environment.
  • Demonstrable track record of using strong communication and interpersonal skills to establish and
  • maintain good working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, including local communities,
  • business representatives, and elected representatives.
  • Proven ability to develop and deliver a local engagement strategy
  • Strong planning and organisational skills.
  • Experience of presenting a large amount of complex information to a wide range of stakeholders in an appropriate style.
  • Able to operate effectively within a community engagement or consultation forum environment.
  • Demonstrable track record of delivering sensitive - and at times distressing -messages to the
  • individuals and community groups
  • Experience of line managing staff.
  • Experience of working in a large infrastructure project environment is desirable.
  • A local authority background would be useful although but not essential.