Public Affairs Manager

University of Sussex - Communications and External Affairs

The Public Affairs Manager will be pivotal in increasing the institution’s influence on public policy and discourse, and work to deliver the University’s strategic goals in the political arena. This is a new appointment within the Communications and External Affairs Division.

The University is seeking to appoint an experienced public affairs practitioner who can enhance Sussex’s world-leading reputation through communicating effectively with key opinion formers. The role will involve promoting the institution through a managed programme of stakeholder engagement, site based activities and input to the policy setting agenda at a senior level.

The post holder will contribute to the University’s public affairs strategy and will provide advice to senior management on policy developments and political engagement. They will support the wider organisational strategy and co-ordinate responses to key policy developments as well as having the ability to make and implement critical decisions.

The ideal candidate will possess first class communication skills, the ability to think strategically and creatively and be a strong team player.

The post-holder will report to the Head of Public Affairs.

Closing date: 26 October 2017.

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