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External Affairs Manager, Freeview

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

** Advertising on behalf of Freeview**  THIS IS NOT A BBC POSITION 

Freeview is the UK’s biggest TV platform. Our mission is to bring together great TV in one place, for free, for the nation. We are passionate about the future of the UK’s broadcasting industry and TV’s role within what is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK economy.

We are looking for a External Affairs Manager  to join our highly effective Marcomms Team. We also work in partnership with Digital UK who manage Freeview’s operations and product development. We’re a sociable team who aren’t afraid to ask questions and take risks. You’ll get to work on one of the nation’s best loved brands.

Role Responsibility

The External Affairs Manager will be focused on building an impactful and consistent advocacy programme across a wide range of stakeholders. It will take responsibility for stakeholder mapping, intel gathering and monitoring, engagement planning and delivery, and the development of relevant materials.  You will understand policy making and legislation and know how to digest and distil policy positions for different audiences.  

Are you the right candidate?


  • Established experience in a communications/stakeholder relations/public affairs/policy role.
  • Excellent communication skills – writing, speaking, presenting – with the ability to tailor messaging to different audiences.
  • The ability to develop and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. Good interpersonal and influencing skills are critical.
  • Experience in segmenting audiences, tracking these and developing relevant engagement plans.
  • Experience or demonstrable understanding of the UK political landscape and parliamentary procedure.
  • Ability to understand complex and technical policy issues and translate these for different audiences.
  • Impeccable organisational skills, with previous experience in organising large-scale events preferable.
  • Energy, positivity, enthusiasm and passion for the role and the mission.
  • Experience of working in the media or tech industries preferable but open to other sectors.
  • Knowledge of direct marketing techniques and tools desirable.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of Microsoft’s Dynamics CRM software or an equivalent CRM system desirable.

Package Description

** Advertising on behalf of Freeview**  THIS IS NOT A BBC POSITION 

Our culture and values

At Freeview, culture and values are paramount. We are a small, close-knit, supportive team working in partnership with our sister organisation, Digital UK, which manages the day-to-day running of the platform and its long-term strategic development. You’ll bring positivity and creativity to what you do and play a part in our ambition to be the world’s best free television service.


CVs to: Donna Wallis

Closing date 18th Feb

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