We are looking for a talented Policy Adviser to join our outstanding research and innovation policy team. This role is an opportunity to work with some of the country’s best minds and most experienced business leaders. As Policy Adviser, you will be based at our airy, stylish offices in a prestigious location, opposite St James's Park. We can offer you excellent support and development, as well as the chance to grow your own profile in the engineering and policy worlds, and to make a real contribution to delivering lasting change.
These are exciting times for policy work at the Royal Academy of Engineering. The UK faces a range of complex challenges from energy and transport to data and AI (artificial intelligence) and the benefits and risks brought by disruptive technologies. Engineers have much to bring to these challenges, and as the UK’s National Academy for engineering we bring the very best minds in engineering to bear on issues of public policy.
We are now significantly expanding the scope and ambition of our work, collaborating closely with partners across the engineering profession through the National Engineering Policy Centre, to raise the visibility and impact of engineering on public policy. You will operate at its heart, developing and delivering policy advice on research, innovation and entrepreneurship.
You will develop and deliver high-quality, timely advice on research, innovation and entrepreneurship policy via a steady pipeline of reports, workshops, events, briefings and responses to consultations. You will enjoy regular interaction with stakeholders in academia, industry and government, while going the extra mile to build our public profile.
We will look to you to raise the profile of engineering innovation on the national stage, so we need a high-calibre professional who can hit the ground running. Educated to degree level, ideally in engineering, science or an allied discipline, you will have a good understanding of the UK’s research and innovation landscape. You will be interested in innovation, entrepreneurship and technology, familiar with parliamentary processes, and capable of building productive and respectful relationships with thought leaders.
Experience in event management would be very useful, as would confidence in quantitative skills, but it’s your initiative, drive and determination to advance the UK’s performance in engineering and technology innovation that will matter most.
In return, we offer an excellent package of benefits including a non-contributory pension scheme, BUPA cash plan, private medical insurance, subsidised restaurant, regular social activities, health and wellbeing programmes and the possibility of flexible working, as well as significant investment into your personal and professional development.
To find out more and to apply, please visit our website via the Apply link.
Closing date: 4 October 2019.
Interview date: w/c 14 October 2019.