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Senior External Affairs Officer

Learning and Work Institute
Leicester or London. Hybrid working: home-based 2-3 days per week, and the remainder in an L&W o
£27,000 - £32,500 per annum, dependent on experience and location
Closing date
4 Jul 2022
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Full-time, flexibility or part-time considered 

Learning and Work Institute is an independent research, development and policy organisation dedicated to promoting lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion.  

This is a key role within Learning and Work Institute’s policy and communication’s team, with lead responsibility for our digital communications and the development of our public affairs and campaigning activity.  

The role will focus on securing impact of our research, policy and development work. In addition to working closely with the research and development team to develop and deliver integrated influencing plans with ambitious communications, the post-holder will also be expected to support the development and delivery of our high-profile events, stakeholder engagement and our press and media relations. 

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate: a strong track record in securing press and media impact, expertise in digital communications, an ability to manage social media channels and website content, supporting the running and marketing of events, and an understanding of the political / policy environment. 

In return, you'll have the chance to shape, lead and deliver exciting and effective influencing activity, and be part of a dynamic and committed team.  

L&W is a Silver Investor in People award holder, committed to equal opportunities and staff development including support for formal qualifications when applicable. L&W prides itself on being a supportive and flexible employer. We recognise the importance of work-life balance for our staff and will consider flexible working arrangements. L&W is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we welcome applications from under-represented groups. 

Please note that the successful candidate will need to undertake a DBS check. 

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 4 July 2022

We anticipate that interviews will take place on W/C 11 July 2022

Should you require any adjustments to participate in this recruitment process, please make this clear when you apply.  

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