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Head of Public Affairs

Date: 10-Nov-2022

Location: Oxford/ Hybrid, GB

Company: Nominet

We’re Nominet – a world-leading domain name registry. For over 25 years, we’ve been operating at the heart of internet infrastructure. While we're best known for running .UK domains, we also help protect public services from cyber threat.

Our aim is to create a world which is more connected, inclusive and secure. We know that technology has the power to transform lives by creating opportunities and providing support where it’s needed most.

As a public benefit company, our work funds the ability to make a positive impact on society. We’ve donated millions to projects that use technology to improve peoples’ lives and have committed to delivering £60m worth of support over the next three years.

We understand the impact the Internet has on the environment and are committed to helping the UK reach Net Zero by 2050. We’re already a Carbon Neutral company through offsetting our emissions and will continue to work on reducing our footprint.

 

We’re Nominet – a world-leading domain name registry. For over 25 years, we’ve been operating at the heart of internet infrastructure. While we're best known as the registry for .UK domains, we also help protect public services from cyber threat. 

 

As a public benefit company, we want to create a world which is more connected, inclusive and secure.  As well as our work running vital internet infrastructure, we back projects that use technology to improve peoples’ lives and have committed to delivering over £60m worth of support in the next three years. We are a carbon neutral company. 

  

About the role    

  

Working as a key part of the Corporate Affairs team, you will shape and deliver Nominet’s public affairs strategy, ensuring our distinct voice is heard and understood by parliamentarians, government, and policy makers throughout the UK.  You will represent the company on key policy issues, ensuring our work, insights and perspectives are communicated to political stakeholders. You will also be responsible for identifying and influencing the public policy debates and developments that our organisation should be part of.   

   

About you and your experience    

 

You will be highly experienced in government relations and stakeholder management with a track record of successful engagement programmes at a senior level.  Ideally, your expertise of the UK’s political, policy making and regulatory environment will cover internet and/or technology sectors.  You will be skilled in identifying how developments impact stakeholders and the wider public interest, and able to communicate complex issues to non-expert audiences both verbally and in writing. 

  

    

What’s in it for you?     

    

This is an important role taking the lead to further shape and develop Nominet’s relationship with the UK government and the wider political landscape.  You’ll be the cutting-edge of conversations about policy making and the regulatory environment.  An opportunity to work for a purpose driven company, at the heart of the UK’s internet infrastructure.  You’ll be working with great people, making a big contribution to a healthy digital economy and society. 

 

Nominet offers hybrid working, giving our people flexibility between home and the office.   

 

Core benefits that include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme, performance related bonus scheme, private medical cover, cash benefits scheme, life assurance, EAP - as well as a wide range of flexible benefits including Critical illness, Dental Insurance, Health Assessments, Cycle2Work scheme and reward portal. We have great facilities in our workspace which include an on-site gym and shower facilities, free car parking, broad range of tools and resources to support your personal and professional development. 

We are a public benefit organisation and as well as supporting some great organisations we also support our team members to give something back in their local community via our Give Hub scheme. 

 

Finally, we are a sociable bunch and have an active social committee who work hard to arrange lots of really great events and get togethers to keep us all connected. 

 

Data protection

If you choose to explore an opportunity, and subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Nominet, these details will be held by Nominet for 12 months in accordance with our Privacy Policy and used by our recruitment team and hiring managers in the process to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunities at Nominet.  If you would like Nominet to delete or update your details at any time, please follow the steps set out in the Privacy Policy describing your individual rights.  If you have any questions about Nominet’s data protection practices, please email: dpo@nominet.uk

Equal opportunities

Cybersecurity is a community effort. That’s why we’re committed to building an inclusive, diverse community that celebrates and welcomes everyone – unless they’re a cybercriminal, of course.

We’re proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and we’d encourage you to join us whatever your background.

We consider everyone equally: your race, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, marital status, nationality, or any other protected characteristic won’t affect your application.

We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know.

Security checks

All roles working for Nominet will be subject to a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check. Some roles due to the nature of their work, will require additional security clearance.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with us.