Director of Public Affairs

Cambridge, UK
circa £90,000, plus comprehensive benefits
17 Sep 2019
14 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Job Title: Director of Public Affairs

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Salary: circa £90,000, plus comprehensive benefits

Location: Cambridge, The Triangle

Are you an established leader in Public Affairs?
Would you like to use your skills to create better outcomes for young people globally?

As the Director of Public Affairs you will be engaging with communications and political systems around the world, ensuring coherence and integrity in our external persona and representation.

For the past 150 years we have strived to improve the lives of millions of learners. The work you will do will have a far reaching and long lasting impact.

Leading a team of media and brand specialists, you will have the power to influence how the work of Cambridge Assessment is understood.

This team of experts will support you by monitoring press and digital media, and are the go to when regulatory and monitoring bodies such as Ofqual and Select Committees, require the business to give evidence, both in England and around the world.

Not just a firefighter, you will also be able to prevent the fires from starting in the first place

In this critical role you will provide trusted guidance on how to respond to negative representation, conveying fair and accurate accounts of how we work, as well as supporting the strategy and the development of our three exam board brands:

• OCR (Oxford Cambridge RSA)
• Cambridge Assessment International
• Cambridge Assessment English

You'll also become close friends with the Cambridge University Press and Cambridge University as you collaborate to ensure coherence of message.
The role is 75% Public Affairs, but will also have an element of brand and reputation. Please don't let this combination put you off. We would be more than happy to have an informal chat prior to your application and speak with those who have a backgrounds in Consumer Relations, Communications or Media Relations.

What we're looking for
With established leadership and influencing skills you will use your extensive experience of public affairs and policy development to tailor actions and communications to specific circumstances. A super collaborator with natural networking skills, you will also provide clear direction and motivational leadership to your team of specialists.

A varied role and team with a powerful impact

For more information and to see the job description please email Angela at

Who we are

Cambridge Assessment is Europe's largest assessment group, incorporating three major awarding bodies. It plays a leading role in researching, developing and delivering assessment to eight million candidates in 170 countries every year. The Group is a department of the University of Cambridge and a not-for-profit organisation.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:

  • Generous contributory pension
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
  • Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers
  • Cycle scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Subsidised staff restaurants
  • Support for professional qualifications
  • Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.

We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches leads to innovation and creates an atmosphere where everyone's contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 13/10/2019. If you're successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.


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