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Public Affairs and Communications Executive

  • Full time
  • £22,901 – £25,278
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th January 2022

  • Advertised from 11th January 2022
  • Permanent
  • US00222


Universities Scotland is recruiting for a role in our Public Affairs and Communications team. This is an exciting opportunity to be a core part of a fast-paced and high-impact team working to influence politicians in Holyrood and Westminster.

Universities Scotland is the representative organisation for Scotland’s 19 higher education institutions. We are highly influential in ensuring that politicians, government and its agencies make decisions that promote higher education and its contribution to our nation's success.

The Public Affairs and Communications Executive is part of a small public affairs team and will provide vital support to the organisation’s influence with Government and Parliament at Scottish and UK levels. The successful candidate will be energetic, highly organised and a strong communicator; someone who is happy working to deadlines and juggling multiple projects and tasks. As a strong communicator, the successful candidate will be comfortable using a variety of traditional and online channels to convey our message. A proven team-worker, the post holder will have excellent organisational and administrative skills, be able to form effective relationships with colleagues across the organisation and the Scottish higher education sector. This role will suit someone with a passion for higher education and strong interest in politics. Previous experience coordinating events of various size and scale would be very advantageous.

Universities Scotland is based in Edinburgh but expect to continue to offer staff a hybrid working pattern long-term with home working (by agreement) available indefinitely.

Application notes

Closing date: Monday 24th January 2022

Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 7th February 2022 (We expect interviews to be held remotely via video platform)

To find out more about the role and to apply, pleasevisit our website

Universities UK is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.