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Reference: 85433

Date Added: 5 August 2022
Closing Date: 25 August 2022

Job Title: Head of External Affairs

Working For: AQA

Location: London

Salary: £85,000 - £95,000

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Head of External Affairs
London, Milton Keynes, Guildford or Manchester
£85,000 - £95,000
Hybrid working – up to 3 days per week from home

The chance to influence at the highest levels.

You are currently working in a high profile, policy rich sector at strategic level and want an opportunity to really steer external affairs the way you know will get results.

Collaboration, influencing and being a team player are key to ensuring your success in this role.

Having worked in a highly regulated or government environment, you will understand what is required to transform and enhance reputations through inspirational and innovative external engagement.

Reporting directly into the Executive team, specifically Michael Turner, our Director of Corporate Affairs & Marketing, you will have tangible input into AQA’s strategic aim to shape the future of assessment and diversify.

You will inherit plenty of momentum and ambition that will help you as Head of External Affairs to inspire, support and empower your experienced teams, including: External Communications, Public Affairs & Policy, and AQi (AQA’s recently launched online insight hub) comprising circa 25 people. Bringing them together to increase AQA’s reach and reputation and the impact it has, and can have, across the assessment sector.

Your key success measures;
• Successfully position AQA as the leading assessment organisation that delivers today and defines tomorrow
• Create a high performing team who plan and work collaboratively to the benefit of AQA.

It goes without saying, but we will say it anyway, that you will be someone who prides themselves on having first class influencing skills and the gravitas to provide expert counsel at the most senior levels. And of course, the expertise to represent AQA with stakeholders including government, regulators, media, and the top experts in the field of assessment.

You will be happy to lean into the expertise in the team, enabling you to focus on the strategic overview needed to influence and develop large multichannel campaigns.

Come and put your continuous improvement outlook to good use and make an impact at a national level.

What next?
Apply via AQAs website with your details and a supporting statement so we know what in particular interested you in this opportunity.

Closing Date: 25 August 2022

Interview/Start Dates

We are looking at holding interviews over a 2 week period during late August and September with a view to an offer being made by the end of September 2022.

Application Details


Website: https://www.aqa.org.uk/

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