Full time, permanent
MillionPlus, The Association for Modern Universities, is seeking a highly-motivated Policy Officer who can provide policy and statistical analysis, assist with the development of research reports and policy briefings, and draft written submissions in response to consultations published by Government, agencies, stakeholders and universities. You will draft articles and contributions for the MillionPlus website and social media accounts, support MillionPlus Networks for university staff, and answer enquiries. This is an exciting opportunity to promote higher education and influence the public policy agenda.
Reporting to the Head of Policy and Research, you will support the successful delivery of the MillionPlus policy and research programme. You will undertake research and analysis of data, information and policy development in the higher education sector to inform MillionPlus policy, research and campaign work. This will include research into government policy and collation of statistics, information and case studies about modern universities for inclusion in reports, papers and briefings for key stakeholders.
You will draft responses to consultations and other policy areas in which modern universities are engaged such as teacher training, professional health education and negotiations to leave the European Union. You will play a key role in the development of MillionPlus policy papers, research and briefings for a wide range of audiences and provide administrative and policy support for our active Network of working groups for university staff.
Skills you will need
A high degree of computer and numeracy skills are essential, as is the ability to work effectively and flexibly to contribute to the success of a small team.
You will be able to analyse and interpret information and statistics, including those related to higher education, and assess policy documents and other similar publications for their impact on universities, students and staff.
You will need excellent interpersonal and communication skills at all levels, including the ability to draft high-quality written material for a range of audiences.
An understanding of policy developments in higher education and /or national government is desirable, as is working with member-based organisations.
Salary and benefits: Grade 5 - £28035 - £31099 p.a. Inclusive of Inner London weighting and 25 days’ annual leave, plus 8 bank holidays and 7 fixed university days
Location: London, SE1
Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 4 June
Interviews: Friday 16 June 2017
Application method: Full details and online application form can be found at: https://jobs.mdx.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=EXE69