We are seeking a proactive and dependable permanent Senior Policy Advisor to join the Institute of Physics (IOP) in the Policy Team. We are working on some very exciting projects to help transform physics in the UK, including diversity, ensuring children have access to world-class physics education and investment in technical skills and STEM.
This is an exciting role that will play an integral part in the policy and advocacy work of the institute. The post holder will lead, develop and manage complex and impactful policy programmes and projects at a national and international level; creating and supporting high level external engagement through an established network of policy contacts. They will need to build and maintain high level relationships to secure influence for the IOP’s policy work in the UK and Ireland. Excellent communication skills are vital as the incumbent will advise senior management on policy and will require significant experience of writing policy documentation as well as ensuring key messages are delivered clearly with impact to relevant audiences internally and externally. Knowledge of the UK and/or Irish political system as well as science, education funding and governance structures is therefore a must.
- Developing and delivering high impact policy projects, proposals and other activities
- Leading on specific policy projects, political engagement and events
- Providing the secretariat to committees and working groups
- Developing and maintaining routes to high levels of influence and engagement for policy work
- Coordinating, drafting and editing policy studies, reports and other outputs
Key skills and experience required
- Demonstrable experience of working on, and leading, policy projects
- In depth knowledge and understanding of how the UK political system works
- Excellent presentation and written communication
- Excellent research and analysis skills, with a particular strength in collating and interpreting data
- Ability to be proactive, dependable and a team player
- Knowledge of the UK science and education funding would be preferable but an interest in the area is key
Why work with us?
We are a charitable membership organisation with a worldwide membership from enthusiastic amateurs to those at the top of their sector in academia, business, education and government.
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.
This is an exciting time to join the team in our central London office. We are writing a new five-year strategy, with an integral part of the current strategy completed which was our move to the heart of the redevelopment in King’s Cross. Our offices are close to partners such as Google, 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.
For further information on this role and to apply please visit the IOP Jobs website.
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