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Public Affairs Manager

University of Sussex - Communications, Marketing and Advancement

Location: Falmer
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 Per annum, pro rata if part time
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th November 2021
Closes: 3rd January 2022
Job Ref: 6460

Hoursfull time or part time hours  considered up to a maximum of 37.5 hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). We operate a hybrid working policy, 50% office based, 50% remote working.

Closing date:  03 January 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 

Expected interview date: TBC

Expected start date: As soon as possible

The Public Affairs Manager will be influential in increasing the institution’s influence on public policy and discourse, and work to deliver the University’s strategic goals in the public and political arena. This appointment is within the Communications, Marketing and Advancement 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 Associate Director of Public Affairs

Please contact L.Rolles@sussex.ac.uk for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref: 6460 [PDF 107.73KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:   

"This role may be eligible for sponsorship. If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page for further information. If you want further advice on sponsorship eligibility please contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk 

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