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Head of Public Affairs (maternity cover)

Reference
REG151318
Interview Date
Monday, 25th June 2018
Closing Date
Tuesday, 12th June 2018
Job Type
Administrative Professional & Managerial
Department
Communications and Advocacy
Salary
£38833 to £47722 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

The University of Nottingham's award-winning Political and Public Affairs Unit has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced public affairs professional to join the team for a ten month contract covering maternity leave. 

Based on our stunning University Park campus in Nottingham, you will lead and co-ordinate the University’s public affairs programme to develop and strengthen relationships with the full range of key external stakeholders. This role manages the Political and Public Affairs Unit to ensure the University has a positive profile with key decision-makers and influencers and to support the University’s senior leadership to develop and maintain key relationships.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Leadership of the Political and Public Affairs Unit, developing and delivering a public affairs programme to support the University's strategic goals, including engagements at local, regional, national and global levels 
  • Provide expert and credible political and public affairs advice and training to senior University managers and academics across our campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia
  • Advise senior leadership of the university on key forthcoming political developments affecting the university and the broader HE sector 
  • Support the development of the new University of Nottingham Institute for Policy and Engagement, in particular the political engagement and public engagement strands which will deliver support for academics 

Experience / Skills required:

  • Strong track record of planning and leading successful public affairs campaigns
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and attention to detail
  • Knowledge and understanding of the HE sector and developments in HE policy
  • Demonstrable experience of dealing with a range of colleagues and stakeholders in an appropriate manner, advising and influencing colleagues and presenting complex information in a user-friendly manner 

This position is permanent, fixed term for 10 months. Applications for job share will be accepted.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Leonie Mathers, tel: 0115 9513309 or email leonie.mathers@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.