We are seeking a proactive and dependable Policy Officer to join the Institute of Physics (IOP) in the Policy Team on a fixed term basis for 1 Year. We are working on some very exciting projects to help transform physics in the UK: increasing diversity in education and the workplace, ensuring children have access to world-class physics education, and fostering investment in technical skills and STEM.
This is an exciting role that will play an integral part in the policy work of the institute. The post holder will support the development and dissemination of IOP policy, undertaking research, writing briefings and consultation responses, and assisting senior colleagues in high profile IOP projects and reports.
Main responsibilities include:
- Policy analysis, development and dissemination
- Networking and stakeholder engagement
- Team coordination and planning
Key skills and experience required are:
- Excellent analytical and communication skills, both oral and written.
- Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to work with minimum supervision, prioritise workload, and handle multiple tasks.
- Experience of writing for different audiences.
- Experience of establishing and maintaining networks of policy contacts and external stakeholders.
Future of Work
The Institute of Physics is an equal opportunities employer and our people are at the heart of our approach to delivery. Following the impact of COVID-19, we have developed a new, innovative and exciting trust-based model of flexible working. This empowers our staff to choose both individually and as a team how, when and where they work to deliver the goals of the organisation, acknowledging that there will be occasions where in-person meetings, collaborations and events will help generate greater impact.
The Future of Work initiative is based on the principles of collaboration, trust, flexibility and agility.
Why work with us?
The Institute of Physics (IOP) is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland, we seek to raise public awareness and understanding of physics and support the development of a diverse and inclusive physics community. As a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.
Our purpose is to gather, inspire, guide, represent and celebrate all who share a passion for physics. And, in our role as a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.
We are working to deliver an ambitious five-year strategy, and we are seeking new talent to help us create a contemporary organisation that is fit for the future.
In addition to a competitive salary and professional development opportunities, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, private medical insurance and generous annual leave. We also offer a range of other benefits including childcare vouchers, gym membership and interest free season ticket loans.
The Institute of Physics is an open and inclusive organisation that welcomes and celebrates diversity.
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