Greater London (On-site)
£26,000 - £28,000 per year (pro rata)
Contract, Temporary, 6 month contract, Full-time
Job description

Public Affairs Officer

January 2022, Full-time, 6-month contract

Salary: £26,000 - £28,000 per annum (pro rata)

Location: London (remote working available as per our Home Working Policy)

Hours: 09.00 – 17.00

Job type: Full time, 6-month contract

Holidays: 27 days annual leave + public holidays

The Sutton Trust is the UK’s leading foundation dedicated to improving social mobility. Founded by Sir Peter Lampl in 1997, the Trust delivers programmes to 7,000 young people each year across the country, rigorous research into the issues of low social mobility and educational disadvantage, and policy advocacy to affect systemic change. The Trust gives opportunities to young people from low and moderate-income backgrounds to improve their chances of accessing top universities and the professions. It seeks to ensure young people reach their potential, regardless of their background, school or where they live.  

The Trust is recruiting a creative and committed Public Affairs Officer to join a small, high-performing team. The successful candidate will play a significant role in supporting and achieving impact for the Trust’s research and policy outputs, which will include working with external stakeholders, including parliament, third sector and educational bodies. They will also support the policy and advocacy work of the Trust, including producing effective briefings for staff and parliamentarians, and lending support to Sutton Trust campaigns and projects as required.

Safeguarding statement

The Sutton Trust believes that a child, young person or vulnerable adult should never experience abuse of any kind. We all have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe. Therefore all posts undergo a safer recruitment process, including but not limited to, disclosure of criminal records where necessary and eligibility to work in the UK. We have procedures in place to promote safeguarding and a safe culture at the Trust.


To apply

Please download the candidate application pack from our website, complete the application form, and submit it to us.

The applicant pack includes:

  • Job description and person specification
  • Application form
  • Equal Opportunities Monitoring form (optional)

Applications should reach us by midday on Monday 31st January with first-round interviews held on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th February and second round interviews held in the week commencing 14th February. Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications we receive, we will not be able to provide feedback to candidates who are not invited to interview.

Please note that first-round interviews will be held over Zoom. Pending government guidance, second round interviews may be held at our London offices.

Please state your name and the role you are applying for in the subject line of the email, and it would also be greatly appreciated if you could note where you saw this job advertised (there is space to do this on the application form).

If you require any materials in an alternative format, or have any questions, please get in contact with us.

Any information you provide as part of your application will be treated as confidential and managed in accordance with relevant data protection legislation and guidance. Our privacy statement can be found on our website.

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Refreshed on: 24 January 2022
Closed date: 31 January 2022 at 12:00
Tags: Policy/Research, Advocacy

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