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DATE ADDED: Tue 03/03/2020

Public Affairs & Government Relations Officer

London, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

SALARY: Up to £35,000

Senior Public Affairs & Government Relations Officer           WC1      Upto £35,000+Exc Bens          


Senior Public Affairs & Government Relations Officer is a newly created role to lead parliamentary stakeholder management, communications and political briefings and engage with international government agencies and embassies to develop a strong network of influential relationships with parliamentarians, civil servants and think tanks.  

As Public Affairs & Government Relations Officer you will have a thorough understanding of political parties and parliamentary processes with the credibility to influence people at all levels.  Main responsibilities include, planning and delivery of a range of policies, research and insight on government linked projects relating to higher education and international development, providing public affairs advice and briefing internal managers, monitor proceedings and provide analysis of activities in the Houses of Parliament, government departments, pollical parties, local government, think-tanks, pressure groups and other bodies in order to keep senior leadership and key internal stakeholders informed, monitor speeches by MPs and Lords, written and oral parliamentary questions and consultations, government announcements and policy developments so you can convey that information internally and succinctly to develop projects. 

You will work closely with the Marketing and Communications (MarcCOmms) team to develop campaign material and press releases, raise the organisation’s profile, to assist Head of Public Affairs in drafting  written submissions to government consultations and select committee inquiries and advise on response and how to approach new legislation, to identify areas of policy where maximum impact can be achieved iro international education and development, be a lead representative for government meetings, various events and conferences

To apply for the post of Public Affairs & Government Relations Officer you must have experience and understanding of International development and political processes ideally within higher education, having worked with ministers and members within  Westminster and Whitehall  

You would be at least degree educated with excellent planning and organisational skills, proven ability to work in a face-paced environment within a varied political setting and able to think ahead, manage risks along with excellent communication skills to influence. 

A strong commitment to higher education and international development is hugely advantageous