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Reference: 72102

Date Added: 30 July 2019
Closing Date: 19 August 2019

Job Title: Political Affairs Officer / Political Affairs Assistant

Working For: Universities UK

Location: London

Salary: £28,174 / £23,894

Job Details

Universities UK is offering two exciting opportunities to be part of a busy political affairs team to support our political engagement and parliamentary campaigning activities: Political Affairs Officer and Political Affairs Assistant.

With the UK’s exit from the EU on the horizon, and a government review of post-18 education and funding published, the work of the political affairs team is at the forefront of UUK’s priorities for the year ahead.

The Political Affairs Officer will bring experience from Westminster/Whitehall to play a significant role in building and maintaining relationships with politicians, civil servants, think tanks and other key stakeholders to ensure that UUK’s strategic priorities and activities inform influential audiences in the most effective way. The post-holder will have previous political/public affairs experience, be proactive in identifying opportunities and offer advice on key political developments, be able to demonstrate and be able to communicate confidently with a range of stakeholders.

The Political Affairs Assistant will play a significant role in supporting the team to build relationships with politicians through event management and external communications. The post-holder will have excellent organisational skills, be proactive in monitoring key political developments and be able to communicate confidently with a range of stakeholders. Experience in a Westminster or Whitehall context is desirable.

Our vacancies can be viewed at https://www.uukjobs.co.uk/vacancies.aspx

Closing Date: 19 August 2019

Interview/Start Dates

  • Political Affairs Officer position: Thursday 29 August 2019.
  • Political Affairs Assistant position: Tuesday 03 September 2019.

Application Details

Applications can be submitted via the below links.

Website: https://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/

Additional Notes