The British Museum seeks Public Affairs Manager

The British Museum 3-5y Mid Level  London, England, United Kingdom 5 Oct 2018

Job Description

Public Affairs Manager

The British Museum is looking to recruit a Public Affairs Manager to develop and implement Public Affairs programmes. You will work closely with the Deputy Director – Public Engagement to allow the Museum to further its interests in a variety of contexts. You will coordinate and manage the advocacy programme with key stakeholders internally and externally, and develop relationships with key government departments.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Development and management of relationships with key government departments, politicians and advisers
  • Provide briefings and advice to the Director, Chairman and senior colleagues on a wide range of advocacy issues and ahead of external meetings.
  • Organising the Museum’s engagement with the government on international issues, with a particular focus on FCO, DIT, DCMS, DflD, British Council and NMDC, liaising closely with colleagues across the Museum, including Directorate and International Engagement
  • Regular liaison with the Deputy Directors on the Museum’s international work and opportunities to engage with government, whilst ensuring the Museum’s reputation is maintained in the context of the development of international commercial activities.

Person specification:

Educated to degree level or equivalent in a humanities subject, you will have transferrable experience in a communications or political environment. You will possess excellent judgement, strong powers of persuasion and credibility, and have experience of acting as an adviser at a senior level. An existing network of contacts in government and Parliament and Previous experience of working with the media are also desirable.


Application deadline:  12 Noon, 12th October 2018


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