Public Affairs Manager

School/department: Communications and External Affairs
Hours: full time
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 2561
Salary: starting at £32,548 and rising to £38,833 per annum
Placed on: 3 October 2017
Closing date:  26 October 2017.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 

Job description

The Public Affairs Manager will be pivotal in increasing the institution’s influence on public policy and discourse, and work to deliver the University’s strategic goals in the political arena. This is a new appointment within the Communications and External Affairs Division.

The University is seeking to appoint an experienced public affairs practitioner who can enhance Sussex’s world-leading reputation through communicating effectively with key opinion formers.  The role will involve promoting the institution through a managed programme of stakeholder engagement, site based activities and input to the policy setting agenda at a senior level.

The post holder will contribute to the University’s public affairs strategy and will provide advice to senior management on policy developments and political engagement. They will support the wider organisational strategy and co-ordinate responses to key policy developments as well as having the ability to make and implement critical decisions.

The ideal candidate will possess first class communication skills, the ability to think strategically and creatively and be a strong team player.

The post-holder will report to the Head of Public Affairs.

Download job description and person specification Ref 2561 [PDF 109.15KB]

How to apply

Download our non-academic application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

Download our terms and conditions summary for Administrative Staff and Other related faculty [DOC 37.00KB]

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