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Public Affairs Manager

Two-year contract, part-time two days a week (we are happy to consider flexibility in how the hours are worked)

£40,336 – £45,036 pro rata / per annum (dependent on skills and experience)

The Council has achieved an international reputation as an independent body advising policy makers and stimulating debate in the interesting and important field of bioethics. It has an influential voice, playing a central role in debates on subjects as diverse as genome editing, health data, cosmetic procedures and non-invasive prenatal testing. We are keen to develop this influence further, both in the UK and internationally and are looking to recruit a Public Affairs Manager to help develop the Council’s profile.

This role will be responsible for the strategic and operational delivery of the Council’s public affairs, liaising closely with communication and policy colleagues. The post holder will develop and implement strategies and initiatives for raising awareness of the Council’s work among Parliamentarians and policy-makers. This includes raising awareness of the Council as an organisation, its work, including policy recommendations, and opening up opportunities for the Council to join in and influence debate.

We are looking for an individual with substantial experience in public affairs work with an excellent understanding of the political climate. Candidates should have the ability to engage and enthuse others in the work of the Council, and will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a proven ability to develop strategic relationships and partnerships. Knowledge and understanding of policy issues in the biomedical field would be an advantage.

For further details and a job description please see the application pack.


Please complete the form in the application pack and email it to by 5pm on Tuesday 25 September.

Interviews will take place on Friday 5 October.

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Perkins, by telephone 020 7681 9619 or by email at

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Nuffield Council on Bioethics
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+44 (0)20 7681 9619

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