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Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible distance learning education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The role

The Senior Public Affairs Manager will be the University’s eyes and ears in Westminster.  You’ll be part of a team based within its Strategy Office, to develop and strengthen relationships with politicians, civil servants and other external stakeholders to influence public policy and funding priorities. 

Skills and experience

Can you demonstrate significant experience of operating in a policy influencing environment in or around Westminster?

Are you driven by a passion for making change happen with a commitment to delivering outputs of the highest quality?

Do you have strong communication, interpersonal and organisational skills and are highly motivated with an ability to manage a complex brief and exercise initiative and judgement across a broad area of responsibilities?

If so, then we would love to hear from you. 

What you get in return

We offer a great range of benefits that support our employees, and any dependants, for the long term.  Benefits include 33 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days, and an attractive pension proposition. 

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 12:00pm on Friday 3rd May 2019