Purpose of Job

To protect and enhance self-regulation in the UK by seeking to advance standards of best practice in issues of alcohol responsibility, particularly in respect of alcohol marketing, by encouraging engagement and support for the Portman Group and the operation of the Codes and responsibility initiatives by all those involved in the industry.

To provide support to the regulatory affairs team across a range of operational services including the Advisory Service and Training function, including delivering CPD seminars virtually and in person.

Reporting to

Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager (SRAM)

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Deliver training and briefing sessions on the Codes and on alcohol social responsibility. This includes delivering sessions virtually and in person within the UK.
  • Responsible for responding accurately and promptly to written requests for advice on product marketing from producers and their agencies alongside other members of the Regulatory Affairs Team.
  • To raise standards of responsibility in the industry by undertaking proactive trademark searches of newly registered products and providing unsolicited advice where necessary.
  • With the support of the SRAM, provide internal and external reporting analysis of advice requests on a monthly basis.
  • Monitor product innovations via social media and press publications to identify emerging trends and provide unsolicited advice where necessary.
  • Support the SRAM in drafting blogs, newsletters, industry advice pieces and an annual Regulatory Affairs Report.
  • Support the SRAM in wider regulatory communications, including distribution of content.
  • To support the Regulatory Affairs team more widely by:
    • Assisting with the organisation and smooth running of events;
    • Assisting with the recruitment of new Code Signatories;
    • Providing project support as required.
  • To be flexibly deployed on any other work as required by the Director of Regulatory Affairs or Chief Executive, taking into account the needs of a small organisation.

Skills, knowledge and experience:

  1. Proven experience of presenting, delivering presentations or public speaking to varying levels of stakeholders;
  2. A personable and engaging presenting style;
  3. Ability to make sound and consistent judgements;
  4. Excellent written and oral communications skills to convey these judgements, with the ability to write clearly, accurately, concisely and appropriately to all correspondents;
  5. A persuasive, authoritative manner with the ability to remain calm yet resolute in the face of pressure;
  6. Excellent administrative skills and high standards of personal organisation;
  7. Competence in use of Microsoft Office and ideally a CRM system;
  8. Ability to work on own initiative and be self-motivated as well as enthusiasm for being a team player in a very small organisation with a big mission.
  1. Experience of marketing activity under a regulatory code, within a regulatory body or in-house;
  2. Experience of creating training materials;
  3. Ability to identify emerging marketing issues and challenges, and to propose appropriate actions to address these;
  4. Knowledge of the drinks industry and of policies and practices concerned with the social aspects of alcohol.

General information

  • Salary £37-40k (pro rata) depending on experience
  • Bonus scheme – potential to earn up to additional 8-10% of base salary depending on performance and length of service.
  • Optional contributory pension scheme (up to 5% of salary)
  • Part time 25 hours per week (negotiable)
  • Flexible working split between Borough/London Bridge office and working from home (split to be discussed)
  • 28 days annual leave per annum (pro rata) plus Christmas office closure
  • Season ticket loan.

If you would like to apply, please submit a cover letter and CV to The closing date for applications is 5pm 17 February.

If we receive a high amount of applications, we may interview before the closing date.

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