Date Added: 20 September 2019
: 14 October 2019
Job Title: Policy and Public Affairs Manager
Working For: Open University Students Association
Location: Milton Keynes
The Open University Students Association serves the interests of around 170,000 part-time and distance-learning students spread across the UK, continental Europe and beyond. Our role is to represent and support the interests of this vast and diverse community of students. The OU Students Association is an independent registered charity, governed by elected student leaders. Our team of vibrant, friendly and dedicated professional staff provide the vital support needed to deliver. Our new strategy includes a strategic aim to ‘Influence and Transform’ by empowering students to take a leading role in influencing the decisions that impact their study journey and their student experience.
This new role, offered on an initial 12 months contract but with potential to extend subject to funding, will take forward our work to deliver on this strategic aim. This is no ordinary public affairs and policy role, it provides the post-holder with real scope to make the role their own and make a significant impact on behalf of OU students. In addition to the main responsibilities of the post, the post-holder will take forward a series of exciting and important projects in collaboration with our students and with the Open University. Further information can be found in the Job Related Information.
You will offer motivation, enthusiasm, energy, tenacity and resilience and a real drive to make an impact. This will be combined with a keen interest in policy change and political affairs. You will need experience in collaboration and partnership working; delivering successful projects and events; writing engaging copy and presenting to senior level audiences. You will be a team player with a professional approach and a high degree of integrity and diplomacy. If this sounds like you, we’d welcome your application. A full person specification can be found in the Job Related Information.
Closing Date: 14 October 2019
Interviews will be held at our office in Milton Keynes on Wednesday 30 October 2019
For further details and to apply, please visit http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/policy-and-public-affairs-manager-12672