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Group UK Government Relations

Barclays Logo


London, United Kingdom

C.S. Venkatakrishnan

$10+ billion (USD)

Company - Public



Published 5 days ago

Government Relations Manager

As a Barclays Government Relations manager, you will be responsible for the Group’s relationships with political and governmental stakeholders worldwide, and for analysing and responding to emerging policy issues – including the development of advocacy positions and campaigns on behalf of Barclays, its customers, and clients on relevant matters. Cultivating relationships across key external audiences including MPs, local government, civic leaders, business groups, and the media, supporting the Sustainability team’s remit.

Barclays is one of the world’s largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive, and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

Working Flexibly
We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.

We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. We’re flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. We also have a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally are able to request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances. Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.

What will you be doing?
• Helping oversee and coordinate government relations and policy internal reporting for Group
  • Building and cultivating relationships with political stakeholders in a strategic and thoughtful way, proactively managing these relationships to protect and enhance corporate reputation
  • Providing the business with knowledge, understanding and insight into the UK political landscape in order to inform business decisions
  • Coordinating and writing briefs for senior representatives ahead of key government meetings
  • Leading focus on delivery of activity on issues material to Barclays, government, and parliamentarians, and supporting the execution of public policy campaigns and strategy
  • Being responsible for developing relationships with business and industry groups where those relationships align with Barclays’ strategic objectives and delivering tangible benefits
  • Representing Barclays at trade association meetings as required
  • Proactively identifying, mitigating, and managing reputational risks, escalating as appropriate and in a timely way
What we’re looking for:
• Interest in and understanding of UK politics and the regulatory environment
  • Excellent capabilities in project and process management
  • Ability to engage with and influence stakeholders at all levels inside and outside the bank
  • Collaborative approach and an ability to navigate complex organisations
Skills that will help you in the role:
• Direct experience of working in parliament or government
  • Excellent communications skills with ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and concisely
  • Experience of briefing senior stakeholders

Where will you be working?
In the heart of Canary Wharf, our headquarters at Churchill Place boasts onsite amenities such as; a gym, staff restaurant and deli bar, and is easily accessible by tube and bus links. With a population of around 5000 staff the atmosphere is second to none with a real buzz being created around the offices within.


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