Capital City College Group
Are you interested in influencing central and local Government, and helping to raise the profile of further education and apprenticeships?
We’re looking for someone with communications and public affairs experience to join the team at Capital City College Group – London’s largest further education group.
Capital City College Group (CCCG) provides high-quality academic, technical, and professional education and training to more Londoners than anyone else – transforming the confidence, skills, and life chances of hundreds of people every year.
With sites across central and north London, the three colleges that make up the Group – City and Islington College; The College of Haringey, Enfield, and Northeast London (CONEL); and Westminster Kingsway College – educate around 30,000 people of all ages each year. In addition, our specialist training arm – called Capital City College Training (CCCT) – provides around 100 apprenticeship programmes to employers in London.
We have nationally recognised specialisms in areas such as construction, digital technology, healthcare, hospitality, rail engineering and science.
We have a great story to tell, and we want you to help us share it with decision makers who can shape our future.
Your job will be to help plan and coordinate activity to raise awareness of the Group’s work, creating opportunities to influence London and Westminster politicians and other stakeholders, to help us achieve our aims.
Right now, awareness of the fantastic work that our staff and students do is low, but we’re finalising a strategy which will help us change that.
Your role will be help us turn that strategy into reality, supporting the development of policy and public affairs ‘asks’ and turning them into a programme of meetings, events, PR and other activity – as well as proactively spotting new engagement opportunities – to ensure that we can build support for our work and our policy influencing aims.
As well as maintaining our database of stakeholders and a plan of communications activity, you will need to monitor, record, and evaluate our public affairs activities – making recommendations to senior leaders to improve what we do and how we do it.
And you will work closely with colleagues in the wider Marketing team to make sure that our public affairs activity is joined up with other external and internal communications.
Professional and passionate, you will combine a flair for written communication with the eye for detail necessary to ensure your research and briefs are accurate and persuasive.
A confident networker, you will be able to form relationships internally and externally, to build support for your ideas among decision makers and help us communicate internally the work that we are doing.
Ideally you will also have some political or parliamentary experience – perhaps gained through working in another public affairs or policy role, maybe for an MP, or a PR or Public Affairs agency.
Please click here for the job description.
Closing Date: 30th November 2021 at 11.59pm
Interview Date: Early December 2021