Public Affairs Assistant - 21 hours per week

Location: London
Salary: £18,936 FTE per annum (+ £3299 ILW) Pro rata to hours of work

About NUS

The National Union of Students (NUS) is a confederation of over 600 students’ unions. We represent more than 95 per cent of all students’ unions in higher and further education the UK, and through our members we represent over 7 million students across the country. We also established the National Society of Apprentices in 2014, which now represents apprentices from all sectors and industries in the UK. NUS represents students and students’ unions to ensure that education is transformative, skills and learning are accessible and every student in the UK is empowered to achieve their potential.

About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious and innovative candidate to join the Political Affairs and Advocacy team. The Public Affairs Assistant will make vital contributions and provide crucial administrative support to the team’s high-impact public affairs work and influence in Parliament.

The successful candidate will have an interest in - and instinct for - politics. You will be organised, have keen attention to detail and be able to thrive in fast-paced environments.

From helping draft letters and briefings to MPs and monitoring key developments in Parliament to offering logistical support for the APPG on Students and our party conference programme, our new Public Affairs Assistant will be at the heart of NUS's public affairs work.

This role will be part-time and fixed term until the end of June 2018.


At NUS we pride ourselves on being able to offer a generous benefits package in order to support our employees both in their working lives and their personal lives.

We demonstrate this is a number of ways, including but not limited to a basic holiday entitlement of 27 days (plus 1 extra day each year to a maximum of 30), we offer 4 days co-ordinated (Christmas) closure, plus public holidays; accommodating flexible working hours where possible; a childcare voucher scheme with a further childcare allowance to support parents with these increasing costs; an individual healthcare plan; a generous pension scheme

How to apply

For more information please read the role profile or to apply please complete the application form and diversity monitoring form, both available on our website

Please note we do not accept CVs or pdf documents

Deadline for applications is 5th April 2017 – Midnight

Interviews will be held on 18th April 2017

Completed applications should be returned to

NUS is committed to being an inclusive employer and having a diverse workforce. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.