We are looking for someone special to join the Marketing & Communications team in Wales and lead our public affairs work. You’ll work with colleagues promoting The Open University’s interests to external stakeholders and will take particular responsibility for developing the University’s relationships in Wales with funders and policymakers.

We’ve been growing recently, and as more and more learners are joining the OU we need to make sure that we continue to build the OU’s reputation as the premier provider of high quality flexible and distance learning in Wales. You will work very closely with the Director and other members of the senior team in Wales to deliver well-targeted communications, engaging public events and a range of influencing work. Together with public affairs colleagues in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland you’ll help ensure that the University presents a joined-up approach to governments and funders across the UK.

An experienced public affairs professional, you’ll draw on your extensive networks in Wales to shape The Open University’s messaging and reach wider audiences.

The ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh would be desirable though not essential.

For detailed information and how to apply go to http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/region/cardiff, call The OU in Wales on 029 20 26 27 16, email Wales-Recruitment@open.ac.uk or write to The Open University in Wales, 18 Custom House Street, Cardiff, CF10 1AP quoting the relevant reference number.

Closing date: 20 November 2019.Interview dates: 26 November 2019We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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