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Policy Officer


Company:  Middlesex University
Location:  Elephant & Castle
Starting Salary:  £30,061 to £33,334 Inc of Inner London Weighting
Grade:  Grade 5
Contract Type:  Permanent
Hours per Week:  35.5
Date Posted:  Thursday 18 November 2021
Closing Date:  Friday 10 December 2021
Interview Date:  Wednesday 12 January 2022
Reference:  EXE73
Job Details:    Job Description    

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. 

This is an exciting opportunity to promote higher education and influence the public policy agenda. Your role 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, sector specific data releases and the collation of statistics and case studies about modern universities for inclusion in reports, papers and briefings for key stakeholders. You will also draft responses to government and sector consultations. 

You will play a key role in the development of MillionPlus research reports and policy briefings for a wide range of audiences and provide administrative and policy support for MillionPlus policy networks / working groups for senior university staff in key policy areas such as research, teacher training, international and professional health education. Skills you will need •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 wide range of audiences.

 •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.

 •An understanding of policy developments in higher education and /or national government is desirable, as is working with member-based organisations. 

Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave, plus 6 fixed university days and public holidays. 

If you wish to discuss the job in further detail, please contact Jayne Hope at in the first instance.

We are a member of Athena SWAN a gender based charter, the Race Equality Charter, Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and Disability Confident. We are committed to improving employment opportunities for underrepresented groups. We have made a positive commitment to employing disabled people and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role as set out in the role profile.

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