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Engagement Advisor (Community and Stakeholder Advisor)

  • Location

    West Midlands, England

  • Sector:

    Rail Jobs and Transportation

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per day

  • Contact:

    Rail Technical Team

  • Contact email:

    mrt@morson.com

  • Job ref:

    155449SHO_1546941122

  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-01-15

  • Client:

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Morson International is recruiting for an Engagement Advisor based in the Midlands working for a Large Rail client.

You will deliver the plan for engaging with communities and their representatives affected by the project, and manage external stakeholder relationships in order to support organisational objectives.

  • Deliver the engagement plan to ensure stakeholders are aware of: the project; its benefits and local impacts; support communities affected; and how they can get involved in the development of the railway.
  • Develop and manage relationships with local authority engagement officers and key community leaders and representatives to achieve engagement objectives and to develop a strong understanding of the local community.
  • Organise, facilitate and contribute to community group and stakeholder meetings and events
  • Maintain records of engagement, follow up on all actions and correspondence to preserve stakeholder relationships.
  • Support stakeholder relationships, responding to stakeholder correspondence and queries, seeking the appropriate internal expertise to provide responses where necessary.
  • Work with other directorates and functions to ensure coordination of stakeholder engagement and messaging.
  • Prepare briefing materials and represent the organisation alongside ministers and senior management to support wider communications and stakeholder objectives.
  • Ensure appropriate processes are followed to promote knowledge and understanding of community views and concerns within the organisation.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE

  • Intermediate experience in a public-facing role, including time in a challenging and complex environment and a demonstrable track record of working with local communities and/or their representatives.
  • Proven ability to develop effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders, including at face to face meetings and events.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to absorb, record, organise and analyse large quantities of complex information and to relay this in an appropriate way to local stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and work to deadlines.
  • Experience of community engagement in local government, major public sector infrastructure or environmentally based projects would be desirable.