Join the PubAffairs Network

Established in January 2002, PubAffairs is the premier network and leading resource for the public affairs, government relations, policy and communications industry.

The PubAffairs network numbers over 4,000 members and is free to join. PubAffairs operates a general e-Newsletter, as well as a number of other specific group e-Newsletters which are also available to join by completing our registration form.

The PubAffairs e-Newsletters are used to keep members informed about upcoming PubAffairs events and networking opportunities, job vacancies, public affairs news, training courses, stakeholder events, publications, discount offers and other pieces of useful information related to the public affairs and communications industry.

Join the Network

Our Client:

Charity (Education).

Job Description:

To develop and deliver the organisation’s public response and profile relating to education policy developments.

You will:

  • Develop and deliver a proactive policy communications strategy aimed at raising visibility;
  • Track education policy developments, reports, announcements and debates that relate to key priority areas and make recommendations as to any potential communications and/or visibility opportunities that might arise from them;
  • Schedule and deliver relevant blogs, comment and other social media and web content around policy developments and government initiatives relating to key priority areas;
  • Develop relationships with key external stakeholders (think tanks, media, government comms teams, Special Advisers) with a view to identifying future visibility and impact opportunities;
  • Maintain a strong professional social media presence within the education sector;
  • Attend relevant policy related events and report back on insights. Where relevant and required, represent at roundtables and other events, and carry out speaking engagements;
  • Contribute to internal briefings on key policies and support the organisation’s response to any government consultations;
  • Write regular, concise and relevant policy updates;
  • Maintain and develop the ‘Policy and Consultations’ pages on the website ensuring that content is dynamic and engaging and always up to date;
  • Identify and build relationships with new influential stakeholders identified as important to our client.

Essential skills:

  • Knowledge and understanding of government policy;
  • Excellent communications skills;
  • Strong writing style. The ability to write accurately and for a variety of audiences;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Confident using social media for business;
  • Ability to assimilate, understand and re-present large amounts of content quickly;
  • Strong presentation skills. A confident presenter;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines should the business require it;
  • Education sector experience (desirable but not essential).

To Apply

Please apply by way of CV to Sarah Smith by clicking on the Apply button below. When applying please quote the reference ‘117/19/PubAffairs’.

Processes are ongoing, and appointments will be made as soon as suitable candidates are identified and interviewed. You are encouraged to get in touch ASAP.

Your application will be reviewed by Michael Page. Please be aware we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview.

Apply online

  • Fill out the short form below and upload your CV.

Closing date

The closing date for applications for this post is 11:59pm on Wednesday 22nd May 2019