LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS & POLITICAL SCIENCE LSE

Senior Public Affairs Advisor

Location
London (GB)
Posted
29 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university
 
Communications Division 

Senior Public Affairs Advisor

 
Salary is competitive and not less than £51, 473 pa inclusive 
 
This is a fixed term appointment for four years until July 2021

Immediate start
 
The London School of Economics and Political Science is looking for a Senior Public Affairs Advisor. 
 
LSE has confirmed its position as a world-leading research university and its research spans the full breadth of the social sciences, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology and finance. The School is re-evaluating its public affairs strategy in the light of significant political change affecting Higher Education.  
 
This role will develop and implement strategies that develop and strengthen LSE’s relationship with policymakers and opinion formers. The post holder will be responsible for formulating and delivering strategies to serve the School’s interests both in the promotion of academic expertise and in anticipating and responding to developments that affect LSE’s business and reputation. The post holder will be a point of contact for all public affairs matters, and will represent and advise the Director of Communications and Public Affairs. 
 
The ideal candidate will have a strong track record in a public affairs role within a professional environment, working closely with a large variety of stakeholders including senior management and leadership teams. They will have excellent communication skills and be able to demonstrate the development and implementation of a political and public engagement programme. They will also be able to demonstrate leadership in a pressurised environment as well as strong networking and team management skills.
 
We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.
 
For further information about the post, please see the ‘how to apply’ document, ‘job description’ and the ‘person specification’.
 
To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail:  hr.jobs@lse.ac.uk 
 
The closing date for receipt of applications is 17 September 2017 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications. Interviews likely to take place the week of the 10 or 16 October.