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Public Affairs Manager

  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: £34000 - £37000 per annum per year

Posted 11 months ago

  • Sector: Marketing
  • Contact: Lucy Timmins
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  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 16 June 2023
  • Job Ref: 52106_1684313477

A brand new opportunity has arisen for an experienced public affairs and communications expert to join a large educational institution in Leeds! Reporting into the Head of Communications and with direct responsibility for two communications officers, the ideal candidate will have a strong experience in PR, a passion for politics and current affairs, and impeccable communications skills.

Main duties:

  1. Develop and deliver a public affairs strategy to ensure that our voice (and that of the education sector) is strengthened with key decision makers
  2. Monitor parliamentary activity and identify opportunities to engage on relevant policy matters that affect education
  3. Craft written content for consultation responses, briefings, letters and press releases
  4. Have regular contact with key external stakeholders and keep abreast of the media landscape to provide internal forecasts to the communications department.
  5. Ensure that senior members of the group are briefed on key parliamentary and government developments


Salary starting c. £34k with progression to c. £37k

27 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays and additional time off between the Christmas and New year

Generous pension scheme with the employer contributing up to 17.3%

Hybrid and flexible working