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Communications and Public Affairs Co-ordinator

£24,000 – £32,500 yearly

Learning and Work Institute

Learning and Work Institute

Last Updated: 3/15/23

Job Description

Communications and Public Affairs Co-ordinator
Leicester, London. Hybrid working: home-based 2-3 days per week, and the remainder in an L&W office.

About us

We’re the Learning and Work Institute, an independent policy, research and development organisation dedicated to promoting lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion.
We're focused on the big questions. How do we help more people find work and build careers in a changing jobs market? How do we help people to be active and engaged citizens? How can more adults develop their skills over their lifetime?

We are currently seeking a Communications and Public Affairs Co-ordinator to join us on a permanent, full-time basis.

The Benefits

- Salary of £24,000 - £32,500 per annum
- 25 days' annual leave (rising to 27 after 5 years’ service), plus 8 bank holidays
- Hybrid working
- Flexible working practices
- Local Government Pension Scheme with 18% employer contribution
- £200 Personal development allowance (training)
- Free tea and coffee
- Extra 6 grace days in addition to public holidays and annual leave allowance
- 5 days paid carer’s leave
- Occupational maternity, adoption, paternity and shared parental pay
- Occupational sick pay
- Eye care scheme
- Annual pay reviews
- Season ticket loans
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Silver award in Investors in People

This is a brilliant opportunity for an individual looking to develop their career in communications and public affairs. It’s an exciting time at L&W, as we’re re-shaping our policy and communications function in order to increase our impact.

You will be able to develop a wide array of communication skills across a range of media from developing website content to influencing at the national, regional and local levels. We will support you in growing professionally and gaining the capabilities to build an incredible career.

So, if you’re looking for a highly rewarding role with the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the think tank or charity sector, this is the position you’ve been waiting for.

The Role

As a Communications and Public Affairs Co-ordinator, you will promote and enhance the impact of our work by delivering communications, public affairs work and events.

Specifically, you will co-ordinate our social media, website content and press and media work to ensure a joined up approach to all our communications. You will build relationships with stakeholders and support our annual portfolio of events, working alongside our Senior Management to deliver effective comms and develop strategies.

Additionally, you will support our work with policy makers and parliamentarians through co-ordinating parliamentary briefings and evaluating opportunities to increase our impact.

About You

Communications and Public Affairs Co-ordinator, you will need:

- Knowledge of the policymaking process and how to influence it
- Knowledge of the press and media, and how to secure coverage
- Knowledge of social media and analytics tools
- Basic design skills and familiarity with design software, such as Canva
- Proficient in the use of CRM, email marketing and website editing software
- Excellent administration, organisation and planning skills.
- Proficient in MS Office

Ideally, you will have experience in a communications or public affairs role and of co-ordinating successful influencing campaigns or events.

The closing date for applications is 10am on 12th December 2022. Interviews will be held w/c 12 December.

Please note we are open to applications from candidates who are interested in part-time or flexible working options.

Other organisations might call this Public Affairs and Communications Officer, Public Affairs Officer, Public Affairs and Policy Co-ordinator, PR Assistant, Public Relations Assistant, or Public Affairs and Events Co-ordinator.

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.

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Communications and Public Affairs Co-ordinator, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Company Details

Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
About Learning and Work Institute We are an independent policy, research and development organisation dedicated to lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion. We research what works, influence policy, develop new ways of thinking, and help implement new approaches. Working with partners, we inspire people to learn and help transform people’s experiences of learning and em...