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Public Affairs Manager

Communications and Public Relations

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £42,149 to £50,296 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Monday 06 December 2021
Reference:  075821

Full-time, blended working

Permanent

The University of Surrey is one of the UK’s leading public research and teaching universities. Our research and innovations are saving lives, pushing the boundaries of space, creating jobs and contributing to economic growth. We are the leading UK university for graduate employability today and are nurturing the leaders of tomorrow.  

We have a good story to tell, and we want to be better engaged in the development of policy that will impact or benefit our work.

We’re looking for an experienced public affairs manager who can shape our strategy, build on our current government activities and nurture relationships. This is a new role at the University of Surrey, so we’re looking for a leader who will establish the function and put in place its best practice foundations.

The successful candidate will have a real passion and energy for public affairs and politics more broadly, and will have demonstrable experience of working with politicians, engaging senior officials and a wide range of sector stakeholders to influence policy change with integrity. With strong leadership skills, the ability to devise and implement influencing plans, to inspire and bring together different teams, you will play a pivotal role enhancing the University’s reputation.

It’s a great time to join us. We have just launched our new institutional strategy for the next three years, we have a new communication strategy and new look Communications, Public Affairs and Events team to help deliver it, of which you will be an important part.

We offer a generous pension, relocation assistance, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes, and supportive family-friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We value everyone in our community and are seeking to increase the diversity. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities. 

Closing date for applications: midnight Monday 6th December 2021

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

 

 

 


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