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Reference: 76190

Date Added: 13 October 2020
Closing Date: 27 October 2020

Job Title: Public Affairs Assistant

Working For: Imperial College London

Location: London

Salary: £32,850 – £37,089 per annum

Job Details

Do you thrive when working at pace and to tight deadlines? Are you highly organised and genuinely interested in the world of politics and public affairs? If so, this could be the perfect career opportunity for you.

Imperial’s international reputation for excellence in teaching and research sees us consistently rated in the top 10 universities worldwide. The Communications and Public Affairs division plays a vital role in building and maintaining the College’s brand, image and reputation, sharing the College’s stories, and creating lasting connections for and with its community.

The division has an exciting opportunity for a Public Affairs Assistant to join its team to support the delivery of the College’s public affairs strategy to inform decision-makers and influence policy. You will play a key role in supporting the Public Affairs team to engage with policymakers, civil servants, politicians and other key stakeholders at a local, national and global level, to manage the College’s reputation and promote its strategic developments.

Duties and responsibilities

Duties will include supporting new and existing public affairs initiatives and The Forum – the College’s programme of work to raise the profile and understanding of our world-class academic research with policy-makers -, coordinating events, conducting research and analysis, preparing communications about public affairs policy and strategy, and supporting the activities of the Public Affairs team.

Essential requirements

To perform this role successfully you will:

• Have in-depth experience of conducting research and preparing briefings, communications materials and reports
• Have the ability to convey messages in a clear and compelling way and tailored according to the audience
• Have outstanding interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a tightly knit team
• Have a strong team spirit, able to deliver under pressure and passionate about public affairs

This position will draw on your public affairs and/or policy-based experience gained in a position such as a Public Affairs Assistant, Parliamentary Researcher or Assistant, Policy Assistant, Communications Assistant or Officer, Political Analyst, or similar.

Closing Date: 27 October 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

For more information or if you wish to informally discuss this role, contact Lisa Bungeroth on l.bungeroth@imperial.ac.uk 

We reserve the right to close the advert prior to the closing date stated should we received a high number of applications. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

To apply, complete an online application: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/PRS00101/public-affairs-assistant 

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

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