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We are presently recruiting for a Media & Communications Manager, an HE Research lead - disabled students inquiry (Education and Skills Policy Team) and a Senior Researcher (Education & Skills Policy Team)

Our Mission

Leading the development of new policy ideas through evidence and collaboration. 

Who we are

We are a membership-based, not-for-profit, cross-party think tank. We bring together parliamentarians and government in collaboration with academia, business and civil society to inform, influence and improve UK public policy through debate, research and innovative thinking, so as to improve peoples’ lives.

We lead and manage an extensive network of parliamentary groups, research commissions, forums and campaigns. We are a London living wage employer and a Member of Social Enterprise UK, and have been operating since 1995.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of race, gender, sex, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or civil partnership or pregnancy/parental leave.

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Media & Communications Manager, Policy Connect

Full time - possibility for flexibility

Borough, London

Would you like to influence public policy decisions in government and parliament? Can you quickly see the interesting policy angle and know which of your contacts in the media to approach? 

Policy Connect is a cross-party think tank leading the development of new public policy ideas through cutting-edge research and evidence, and collaboration with parliamentarians, business, academia and civil society. We are looking for a talented and proactive Media & Comms manager to raise the profile of our policy thinking, especially in the national print and broadcast media, digitally and online. You will have close contacts in key national media channels, understand how to exploit digital and social media, and be comfortable working with MPs, Lords and the media teams of key stakeholders.

You will be able quickly to assimilate and distil information into key messages for the press; know how to package those stories to deliver Policy Connect’s objective of improving public policy through government and parliament; have a great eye for design and branding; and be able to work effectively with designers and printers. 

Being a social enterprise, we will expect you to be passionate about the public policy areas covered by Policy Connect: education and skills, sustainability, health, design and innovation, technology, manufacturing.

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Selection procedure and deadlines

  • Closing date: 14 August 2019, 00:00 GMT
  • Interview date: 28 August – includes panel interview and written test
  • Start date: as soon as possible

Please send your CV of no more than 3 A4 pages and a covering letter of no more than 1 A4 page setting out how you meet the job description and person specification, and a completed equal opportunities monitoring form. Please send your documents as a word file and include a second copy of your cover letter and CV with your name erased.

Please send these to careers@policyconnect.org.uk. Please include “Media & Communications Manager” in the application email subject line.

Please contact the Chief Executive jonathan.shaw@policyconnect.org.uk if you have any questions regarding the role or Policy Connect.

 


HE Research lead - disabled students inquiry, Education and Skills Policy Team

Six months, part time, fixed, 21 hours per week

Borough, London

Policy Connect is looking for an experienced researcher to deliver the HE Commission’s new research inquiry into the experience of disabled students in higher education.

This is an exciting role that will involve leading the project through the research life cycle. This will involve leading quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, including organising parliamentary evidence sessions, writing a major report and designing recommendations.  

Ensuring the Commission’s findings have demonstrable impact will be an important part of this position and will include impact planning, media engagement, and meetings with senior stakeholders across Parliament, Whitehall and the wider HE sector to deliver positive change for students.

The researcher will work closely with the Head of Education and Skills and the Chairs of the HE Commission.

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How to apply

Please read the job description and candidate specification below, and send your CV of no more than 2 A4 pages, a covering letter of no more than one A4 page and a completed equal opportunities monitoring form to careers@policyconnect.org.uk. Please include “HE Research lead, disabled students inquiry” in the application email subject line.

Please ensure that your covering letter refers specifically to how your experience relates to the main duties and person specifications required for this role. Prior experience in further and higher education or policy work is not essential, but a desire to learn more about these areas is.

We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity or gender.

In order to ensure equal opportunities during our recruitment processes we are carrying out anonymous recruitment. Therefore please send your documents as a word file if possible or include a second copy of your cover letter and CV with your name erased.

Please contact Simon Kelleher at simon.kelleher@policyconnect.org.uk or on 0207 202 8575 if you have any questions regarding the role or Policy Connect.

Selection procedure and deadlines

  • Sunday 18 August 2019, midnight (GMT 00.00 AM): Application closing date.
  • Week beginning 26 August: Interviews to be held including a written exercise.

Senior Researcher, Education and Skills Policy Team

Full-time, permanent

Borough, London

Policy Connect is looking for a senior researcher to deliver the Higher Education Commission’s wider research and impact work.

This is an exciting position to shape public policy in Parliament, government, and thewider HE sector. It offers a great opportunity to develop your research and stakeholderengagement skills.

This will involve leading quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis,including organising parliamentary evidence sessions, writing a major report anddesigning recommendations.

The researcher will work closely with the Head of Education and Skills and the Chairs of the HE Commission.

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How to apply

Please read the job description and candidate specification below, and send your CV of no more than 2 A4 pages, a covering letter of no more than one A4 page and a completed equal opportunities monitoring form to careers@policyconnect.org.uk. Please include “Senior Researcher, Education and Skills” in the application email subject line.

Please ensure that your covering letter refers specifically to how your experience relates to the main duties and person specifications required for this role. Prior experience in further and higher education or policy work is not essential, but a desire to learn more about these areas is.

We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity or gender.

In order to ensure equal opportunities during our recruitment processes we are carrying out anonymous recruitment. Therefore please send your documents as a word file if possible or include a second copy of your cover letter and CV with your name erased.

Please contact the office at info@policyconnect.org.uk or on 0207 202 8575 if you have any questions regarding the role or Policy Connect.

Selection procedure and deadlines

  • Sunday 18 August 2019, midnight (GMT 00.00 AM): Application closing date.
  • Week beginning 26 August: Interviews to be held including a written exercise.

Working with the Policy Connect team

Policy Connect offers an open, vibrant work environment close to the heart of UK politics. In a team of 25 staff, you will experience the buzz of working in Westminster and the passion of working to make a change to people’s lives for the better.

Our team gets to have great influence shaping the policy field and work across Policy Connect in developing the direction of the role. 

Due to high volumes of applicants, we sometimes find it difficult to respond to everyone. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of an application closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful. Read more about how we manage applicant data here.