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Policy Advisor

Job Title:
Policy Advisor

Job Ref:

Tower Bridge, SE1


Central Functions

Job Description

Summary of role
We are looking for a policy advisor to help take forward ZPG Plc`s engagement with Government, Parliament and regulatory authorities, including the CMA, Ofgem, Ofcom and the FCA.

You will work across government, competition and regulatory policy with a particular focus on the energy, communications, financial services and property sectors.

You will play a key role in advocating for positive changes to policy that helps consumers to engage with markets and get a better deal.

You will work as part of ZPG`s Legal, Regulatory and Compliance team gaining exposure across all of the business`s divisions on areas of strategic importance. You will also work very closely with ZPG`s award-winning Public Relations team to help deliver your objectives and generate public awareness of the positions you develop.

Key responsibilities

- Work with key stakeholders internally to develop our positions in areas of increasing importance to the business

- Draft consultation responses and letters to government and regulators on matters relevant to ZPG`s businesses, including uSwitch,, Zoopla and Hometrack

- Conduct policy research and briefings that put our positions to key influencers in government, regulators and Parliament

- Work with the public relations team to hone calls to action in press and media campaigns

- Conduct stakeholder mapping and horizon scanning, ensuring the business understands upcoming relevant issues

- Develop briefings for company spokespeople on policy matters for key meetings, speeches, and media opportunities

- Produce internal updates on regulatory policy and parliamentary developments, including key publications, speeches and decisions

- Build contacts and network with influencers

- Manage the administration of the policy and regulation programme

Essential skills

Experience of working in a policy research or public affairs role

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the policy-making process in government
  • Excellent drafting skills to produce persuasive documents
  • Ability to grasp the detail of a wide range of policy issues
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills
  • High political and commercial awareness
  • Ability to adapt to change and to work in a fast-paced commercial environment
  • Good networking skills
  • Educated to degree level in a relevant field, such as Politics, Economics or Law

Desired skills

  • Experience working on issues relevant to ZPG, such as the retail energy market, telecommunications, personal finance or housing
  • Experience of engaging with regulators policy-making processes

ZPG Plc (LSE:ZPG) ("ZPG") owns and operates some of the UK`s most trusted home-related digital platforms including Zoopla, uSwitch, PrimeLocation, Hometrack and Property Software Group. Our mission is to provide the most useful resources for consumers when finding, moving or managing their home and be the most effective partner for related businesses.

We help consumers to understand the property and home services comparison markets and make smarter decisions, whilst helping professionals to win more business and operate more effectively. Our multi-brand, multi-channel approach creates a unique and unrivalled proposition with our websites and mobile apps attracting over 50 million visits per month and over 25,000 business partners using our services.

ZPG was founded in 2007 and has a highly experienced management team, led by Founder & CEO, Alex Chesterman OBE.

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