Contract REF: #BBBH10015

Head of Policy

£60,000-£60,000 per annumLondon


A great opportunity for a Policy professional to lead a hardworking team in a small charity. This is an exciting time to join the organisation and drive key developments on education and skills policy, as well as influence the organisation's approach to government and industry.

You will work on a variety of interesting policy projects centred around providing labour market intelligence and developing standards for the education industry. There will also be the opportunity to support in the development of the organisation's public affairs strategies.

This is an 18-month contract, requiring a self-motivated individual to hit the ground running. They are looking for extensive experience in policy development and influencing, as well as outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. You'll be extremely motivated, organised, and proactive.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Leading engagement with Westminster, identifying opportunities to engage and advise on policy development
  • Building and establishing strong working relationships with key stakeholders, positioning the organisation as a crucial player in important industry matters
  • Producing high quality, persuasive and evidence-based responses to consultations, as well as tailored reporting and briefings
  • Overseeing and ensuring research programmes are being clearly communicated and delivered

Candidate requirements:

  • Solid policy understanding, particularly in skills and education policy, as well as comprehensive knowledge of Westminster's political processes and systems
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills, demonstrating experience communicating with impact to diverse audiences as well as writing reports, briefings, or publications
  • Strong leadership qualities, with line management experience

Although this role is primarily home-based, you must have easy links to London.

Murray McIntosh is proud to be an equal opportunity agency on behalf of its clients. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.

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Lauren Maddocks

Associate Director – Policy, Public Affairs & Strategic Communications