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Position: Public Affairs Manager
Institution: University College London
Department: UK Dementia Research Institute
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: We are now looking for an energetic, proactive and skilled public affairs and communications professional to help raise the political profile of the UK DRI through the delivery of an effective public affairs strategy, developing policy lines and recommendations that advance the ambitions of the UK DRI and our research. You will support the delivery of the UK DRI’s internal and external communications strategy by devising and delivering effective plans to engage and inform politicians, senior civil servants and other decision makers. You’ll also work closely with the public affairs and communications teams of our funders and host universities, ensuring that UK DRI public affairs and communications activities align, and coordinating joint working and initiatives
Requirements: You will have excellent knowledge of Westminster, Whitehall and the devolved legislatures, experience of distilling complex information into digestible briefings for senior stakeholders, and a good understanding of the research funding ecosystem; You will be a persuasive communicator, with excellent interpersonal skills that enable you to build strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, and youll have direct experience of policy development and building public affairs strategies and campaigns; You will be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and on your own initiative as part of a collaborative and dynamic team and be passionate about the mission and research of the UK DRI
   
Text: Public Affairs Manager, - Ref:1876100 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division UK Dementia Research Institute Location of position London Grade 8 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £44,737 - £52,764 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our century. To date there is no way to prevent it or even slow its progression, and there is an urgent need to fill the knowledge gap in our basic understanding of the diseases that cause it. The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is the biggest UK initiative driving forward research to fill this gap. The UK DRI Headquarters team is based at UCL yet works across all six of the UK DRI host institutions. Collectively the HQ team is responsible for making the distributed UK DRI community function as a single institute, with a shared culture of intensely collaborative research. The UK DRI Communications Team is responsible for the delivery of our ambitious national communications strategy for the entire UK DRI. This involves coordinating communications across six leading universities, ensuring one strong voice across our seven research centres, and building strong internal communications mechanisms to ensure the hundreds of individuals that make up the UK DRI collaborate, share ideas and solve problems together. We are now looking for an energetic, proactive and skilled public affairs and communications professional to help raise the political profile of the UK DRI through the delivery of an effective public affairs strategy, developing policy lines and recommendations that advance the ambitions of the UK DRI and our research. You will support the delivery of the UK DRIs internal and external communications strategy by devising and delivering effective plans to engage and inform politicians, senior civil servants and other decision makers. Youll also work closely with the public affairs and communications teams of our funders and host universities, ensuring that UK DRI public affairs and communications activities align, and coordinating joint working and initiatives. The post is available immediately and funded for five years in the first instance. Key Requirements You will have excellent knowledge of Westminster, Whitehall and the devolved legislatures, experience of distilling complex information into digestible briefings for senior stakeholders, and a good understanding of the research funding ecosystem. You will be a persuasive communicator, with excellent interpersonal skills that enable you to build strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, and youll have direct experience of policy development and building public affairs strategies and campaigns. You will be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and on your own initiative as part of a collaborative and dynamic team and be passionate about the mission and research of the UK DRI. Further Details A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply please click the "Apply Now" button below. For a confidential discussion regarding the role, please contact Lucy Wilson (Director of Communications and Engagement), lucy.wilson@ukdri.ucl.ac.uk . If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Laura Allum (UK DRI HQ Head of HR), l.allum@ukdri.ucl.ac.uk . The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level. We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 23 May 2021 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date Wednesday 09 June 2021 Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description and Person Specification Apply Now
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