Public Affairs Manager


26th March 2017

Department of the Vice Chancellor

Full time, permanent

Salary: £32,004-£38,183                                    

Ref: 1634669

The University of Salford is implementing an exciting and pioneering strategy to create a 21st century version of our industrial heritage. Through developing exceptional industry and public partnerships we are providing a real-world approach to learning with a flexible, industry informed and research based curriculum. This involves actively engaging with the public policy challenges we face regionally and nationally – ensuring our curriculum and research is at the heart of providing solutions for industry, public bodies and communities.

The University of Salford is seeking a capable, self-motivated and enthusiastic professional to take responsibility for supporting the Strategic Advisor in driving forward the University’s engagement with the political, public policy, economic and governance agenda regionally and nationally.

The role holder will work with colleagues across the University to manage engagement plans and campaigns to identify and create opportunities to meet and work with politicians, principal decision makers and potential partners across the UK’s political parties and through a variety of public bodies, that meet our objectives.

They will create, utilise and be accountable for policies and processes for the collection and analysis of information to build an assessment of the national, regional & local landscape in order for the University to take a pro-active role in formulating & operationalising a public affairs and government engagement strategy.

Please note that this role will close at 11.59pm

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Closing date: 26 March  2017

Interview date: Interviews will take place on Friday 7th April 2017 at the Vice-Chancellor’s Office


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