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Reference: 70510

Date Added: 1 April 2019
Closing Date: 29 April 2019

Job Title: Public Affairs Manager

Working For: University of Sussex

Location: Brighton

Salary: starting at £33,199 rising incrementally to £39,609 per annum

Job Details

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 political arena. This appointment is within the External Relations 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.

Job Ref: 0907

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time

Requests for flexible working options will be considered. For further details regarding flexible working please follow this link :


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

Closing Date: 29 April 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Shortlisted candidates will be notified w/c 13 May 2019.

First round interviews will be held on 22 May 2019.

Application Details

For full details and how to apply please visit https://www.sussex.ac.uk/about/jobs/public-affairs-manager-907

Website: http://www.sussex.ac.uk

Additional Notes