Head of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs

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Cambridge Zero is the University of Cambridge's flagship climate initiative. Cambridge Zero's mission is to harness the full breadth of the University of Cambridge's capabilities to support the transition to a zero-carbon future, both in the UK and globally.

We are seeking an experienced communications professional to provide strategic oversight of Cambridge Zero's communication and public affairs activity. The Head of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs will work closely with stakeholders from across the University to develop and deliver a communications strategy and content in support of Cambridge Zero's ambitious mission.

The role will devise, manage and deliver the Cambridge Zero communication and policy engagement programme. Working closely with the Deputy Director (Strategic Development), the role will develop communications and public affairs strategy and undertake the necessary actions and activities to deliver this strategy.

The role holder will take executive decisions relating to communications and public affairs, and support delivery of the Cambridge Zero objectives, in line with the Cambridge Zero strategy. The role holder will work closely with the Cambridge Zero Director, Deputy Director(s) and senior members of the University.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in implementing successful strategies, media campaign planning, and developing written and visual content for international audiences. They will have strong relationship building skills and the ability to work successfully with partners within the organisation and externally, particularly with media outlets and policymakers.

The deadline for applications is midnight on the 7th July 2022 Interviews expected to take place from the week commencing the 18th or 25th July 2022.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in the University.

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Please upload your CV and Cover letter to the application. Please note that additional uploaded documents will not be considered as part of recruitment.

For informal enquiries regarding this position, please contact Nina Martin, Department Administrator (nina.martin@admin.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference AK31239 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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