Government and Stakeholder Relations Manager

Association of Colleges (AoC)
London office based with flexibility to work in a hybrid way
£40,000 per annum
07 Nov 2022 12:55
02 Dec 2022 12:00
Further Education
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
Member Organisation

Government and Stakeholder Relations Manager

Colleges have been receiving increased focus from politicians and policy-makers in recent years. However, there remain fundamental challenges facing the sector – with long-standing under-investment in the sector now compounded by more immediate funding pressures, and the need longer-term ultimately to build an education and skills system that is able to deliver for people, employers and communities to meet the challenges of the future.

The Government and Stakeholder Relations Manager will play a central role in managing and strengthening our engagement across Whitehall and with key stakeholders and influencers, to build on our existing strong relationships and profile, and take it to the next level. This is ultimately about ensuring that the potential of colleges to transform lives is understood by decision-makers and influencers and reflected in policy-making, and leading thinking to build a system that can fully deliver on this.

The role comes at an exciting time – as we work to engage with a new administration in Whitehall, build upon the increasing focus being given to colleges and the wider skills system, and as we look towards a general election within the next few years. We are looking for an exceptional candidate, who is ambitious about the potential to take this forwards and deliver real impact.

This role is full time, 37.5 per week and will require regular travel in London.

Full details of this opportunity are contained within the job description attached below.


Talk to us

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Lewis Cooper on 07741 162 594


Interview date: Monday, 12 December 2022

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