Public Affairs Manager Ref: 6460

School/department: Communications, Marketing and Advancement
Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 37.5 hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 6460
Salary: Starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 07 September 2021
Closing date: 08 October 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: As soon as possible.


Job description

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

The University is seeking to appoint an experienced public affairs practitioner who can enhance Sussex’s world-leading reputation by 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 Associate Director of Public Affairs

Please contact L.Rolles@sussex.ac.uk for informal enquiries

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref: 6460 [PDF 117.35KB]

"This role may be eligible for sponsorship. If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page for further information. If you want further advice on sponsorship eligibility please contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk "


How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 110.00KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to profservicesrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) 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.


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