Public Affairs Officer

Recruiter
EasyWeb NFP
Location
London
Salary
£29,674 (plus ILW £3,405)
Posted
14 Jun 2019
Closes
08 Jul 2019
Ref
00328978
Contact
Candidate Services
Sector
Education
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Contract
Public Affairs Officer

Part political, partly business and part charity – our client is a third sector membership organisation with a twist! The student movement in the UK is made up of 500 students’ unions and 7 million students. Our client sits at the heart of this movement, delivering a national student voice and supporting local students’ unions to grow. They’ve been going through some big changes this year, so this is a particularly exciting time to join them. Expect fast-passed delivery alongside conversations about new ways of doing things in the future.

Position: Public Affairs Officer
Location: London
Job type: Full Time, Fixed Term Contract until June 2020
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £29,674 (plus ILW £3,405)
Benefits: In return for your passion and experience we offer the flexibility for work-life balance, a competitive salary for the non-profit sector and excellent holidays and benefits.

Closing date: 8th July 2019 at 5pm
Interview week commencing: 15th July 2019

About the role: 

You will influence politicians and policymakers through effective advocacy, influencing and campaigns in their mission to ensure everyone can access and succeed in education. You’ll help their elected student officers and members understand and interpret an ever-changing political environment, supporting them in making change through a variety of tactics. And you’ll represent our client to Parliament and stakeholders, including acting a secretariat for the APPG on students. You’ll be enthusiastic, persuasive and organised. So come and do something you love, somewhere a little bit different.

About you: 

- You’ll have a strong desire to make education and society better and a knowledge of the political levers they can use to achieve this, and the ability to support campaigning and influencing work on a wide range of policy areas relating to further and higher education, student welfare, liberation, equality and diversity and more.
- With collaboration at the heart of your approach you’ll be excited to work with colleagues and members to help students’ unions understand the political landscape and how they can make change through influential lobbying work and creative campaigns.
- You’ll value student leadership and be passionate about supporting elected officers in achieving their objectives.
- Your personal values will mean you carry out your work considering issues of liberation, diversity and racial justice and how they impact not only what you do but how you do it.

Why apply?

They’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability.

You can be yourself here whoever you are, be proud of the work you do and build a career in a place that knows different is good.

You may have experience of the following: Public Affairs Advisor, Public Affairs Executive, Campaigns Officer, PR Officer, PR Advisor, Public Relations, Digital Communications Officer, Press Officer, etc.

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