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Our Client:

Charity (Education).

Job Description:

To provide high quality, strategic and politically savvy advice to the Chief Executive with a focus on priority issues and activities for the sector and organisation. Oversight, planning and support for CEO’s engagement with external stakeholders.

You will:

  • Provide advice and counsel to the CEO; horizon scanning, anticipating developments and future consequences globally;
  • Produce rigorous policy analysis, reports and briefings;
  • Draft speeches, presentations and other papers for the CEO;
  • Draft a range of outputs, in a variety of writing styles, on behalf of the CEO including internal and external blogs, letters and articles;
  • Lead on research, analysis and reporting of information relating to corporate strategy, programmes and activities;
  • To monitor policy and political debates and developments on current issues relating to the work of Advance HE;
  • To maintain strategic overview of the external environment and the sector landscape, working with the relevant Advance HE teams, to support the CEO with external engagements;
  • To develop and maintain an understanding of the context and sector in which Advance HE operates, including an awareness of wider political, social and economic considerations;
  • To assist the CEO to promote the organisation externally through writing, media, social networks, expert groups and public speaking, with a particular focus on digital media.

Essential skills:

  • Understanding of the higher education sector and its policy context with the aptitude to develop specific knowledge;
  • Experience of working at a national level;
  • Excellent written, presentation and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience of using creative and innovative presentation techniques to incorporate a range of multi-media;
  • Experience of summarising research presented in a variety of different formats (reports, articles, papers);
  • Experienced at critical analysis and interpretation;
  • Experience of managing or demonstrable experience demonstrating the aptitude of implementing change management projects including culture change;
  • A passion for higher education and its pivotal societal role and a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

To Apply

Please apply by way of CV to Sarah Smith by clicking on the Apply button below. When applying please quote the reference ‘175/19/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 Tuesday 16th July 2019