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Reference: 84575

Date Added: 13 June 2022
Closing Date: 3 July 2022

Job Title: Senior Public Affairs Advisor

Working For: University of Birmingham

Location: Birmingham

Salary: Full time starting salary normally in the range £42,149 to £50,296, with potential progression once in post to £56,587

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

This role sits within the External Relations Directorate at the University of Birmingham with very close, day-to-day working with the Vice-Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor’s Office.

The role will support the Vice-Chancellor in engagement with the government of the day, and political stakeholders from other parties, working to create links and connections to senior politicians and civil servants, in the West Midlands and in Westminster as well as to support the University’s international political engagement aligned to its ambitious Global Top 50 strategy.

As part of an investment in and commitment to raising the profile of the University with government, enhancing the reputation and building the influence of the University with regional and national political stakeholders, this is a fantastic opportunity to build on existing successes and lead an exciting programme of activity.

Working collaboratively with partners across the University and externally, the Senior Public Affairs Advisor will play a vital leadership role in building strong, well-informed and committed relationships between the University’s executive leadership and its political stakeholders to enhance the institution’s influence, impact, reputation and profile.

This is an opportunity to play a key role in the implementation of the University’s long-term strategy, seeing the purpose and vision of the institution have a positive impact within our community, nationally and globally.

This is an exciting new role for someone with excellent national political contacts and a strong desire to develop the University of Birmingham’s relationships in Westminster. This role will require agile working, with 2-3 days a week in Birmingham and frequent travel to London and elsewhere expected.

Full job description, duties and person specification are here: https://bham.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl?job=220000V5&tz=GMT%2B01%3A00&tzname=Europe%2FLondon 

Closing Date: 3 July 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Interview date TBC

Application Details

Please complete the application form on our website:  https://bham.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl?job=220000V5&tz=GMT%2B01%3A00&tzname=Europe%2FLondon

Applications on email will not be accepted. 

Informal enquires to Dominic Benson, Deputy Director of Communications at the University of BIrmingham (email: d.benson.1@bham.ac.uk)

Website: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/index.aspx

Additional Notes