What is Public Affairs Jobs HQ?
Public Affairs Jobs HQ is the no-spin magazine for people in public affairs and policy jobs who want to improve their skills and be the first to hear about the latest industry news and gossip.
If you are busily plugging away in a public affairs or policy role, whether in-house or in consultancy, and whether in healthcare or financial services, you can fine-tune your skills and prepare for your next career move by reading our articles written by practitioners on the front line covering both emerging trends and established best practise.
If you are a student or intern looking for your first paid job in a policy or public affairs role, you can give yourself the best possible chance of landing a role by reading our articles covering what kinds of jobs are out there, where they can be found, how to deliver an outstanding interview, and much more besides.
And whether your job title is junior account executive, senior policy advisor or head of external affairs, you can keep right up to date with the latest industry news and gossip by signing up to our Weekly Jobs Bulletin at the bottom of the screen.
Why do people read Public Affairs Jobs HQ?
I read Public Affairs Jobs HQ because it gives me the critical news in my industry in an easy to digest form that doesn’t take itself too seriously. To pick just one example – I am being kept ahead of the game on what the lobbying bill is likely to mean for my business through the Weekly Jobs Bulletin.
Harry Chathli, Director, Luther Pendragon
The Weekly Jobs Bulletin helps me keep up with all the news from the industry – which is invaluable for a voluntary sector “in house” team, where you might otherwise feel a bit disconnected. And the fact that it’s all free, including the learning resources doesn’t hurt either.
Ellie Cumbo, Policy Manager, Clinks
It’s always good to hear the gossip in our industry, and Public Affairs Jobs HQ is becoming the virtual pub that every PA professional needs!
Charles Napier, Director and Owner, Kilmeston Communications
Public Affairs Jobs HQ keeps me up to date with the latest industry news and offers useful tips on how to improve your chances of getting and keeping a job in the sector. As an undergraduate student looking for a job, this is everything I could want from a Public Affairs website!
Niraj Visani, undergraduate, London School of Economics
Who are you?
I’m Tim Connolly (MPRCA, MCIPR) and along with a group of colleagues I publish Public Affairs Jobs HQ. I came to the world of public affairs and policy through Parliament, and I’m currently working in-house after some time in consultancy. I’m a member of the Public Relations Consultants Association, sit on their Public Affairs Group, and have written on the public affairs industry for trade publications including Public Affairs News.
A magazine written specifically for people in public affairs and policy jobs is desperately needed when the legitimacy of professional political influencing as an activity is under scrutiny. I’m proud of the value of the work that I have done throughout my career for my employers and clients – and I think you should be too.
I’m no industry veteran – but I am someone who cares about the work that we do, and wants to do everything possible to create a useful community for people in public affairs and policy jobs.
Fundamentally, Public Affairs Jobs HQ was set up because when I looked for it, I couldn’t find anywhere to talk honestly about the good, the bad and the ugly in the industry I work in. And that’s a conversation that is absolutely necessary.
So now what?
First of all, if you haven’t already – sign up to our Weekly Jobs Bulletin at the bottom of the screen for all the latest industry news and gossip.
If you’re new to the industry, I’d suggest you take a look at some of the posts in our Public Affairs Jobs – The Basics section
If you have a story about your work to share, an event to promote, a think piece about the industry or want to reach an audience of policy and public affairs professionals, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org – I’d love to hear from you.