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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).

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Wednesday 22nd May 2019