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Our Client:

Higher Education.

Job Description:

You will work with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor to inform, shape and develop projects, policy and latest developments within HE. This role will involve researching and writing  to inform understanding and to set out proposed actions, drafting institutional policy documents, national consultation responses, bids, speeches and presentations for senior members of staff for both internal and external audiences,

You will:

  • Act as Secretary to committees and working groups as required in relation to this policy brief;
  • Work proactively to develop the agenda for meetings, anticipating key issues for discussion;
  • Review incoming papers and efficiently prepare all documentation for meetings;
  • Lead on follow-up, ensuring that agreed objectives are implemented and resolved in a timely manner;
  • Horizon scanning of the HE sector to identify and advise on developments which may have an impact on, or provide an opportunity to, the University in relation to this policy brief;
  • Undertake research as requested by the University Executive Board;
  • Draft speeches, correspondence, reports, submissions, publications and briefing papers for internal and external stakeholders in relation to this policy brief;
  • Ensure that University Executive Board members are suitably briefed for external and internal engagements in relation to this policy brief;
  • Draft and coordinate responses to consultations;
  • Draft correspondence as required by the University Executive Board in relation to this policy brief;
  • Monitor, research, and contribute on matters of policy in relation to this brief;
  • Work with the University Executive Board to develop and manage the University’s communications with local and national government and politicians, raising awareness of the University’s role and contribution to UK higher education in relation to this policy brief.

Essential skills:

  • Sound knowledge of UK higher education sector issues and developments with the ability to understand quickly new and potentially complex issues, and their impact on higher education;
  • Working within an HE environment or experience working in a Large and/or complex professional organisation in the public or private sector;
  • Policy analysis and development in areas related to the policy brief;
  • Contributing original ideas to, and helping to write, formal documents for example committee/board/policy papers or minutes;
  • Excellent written and oral communication.

To Apply

Please apply by way of CV to Sarah Smith by clicking on the Apply button below. When applying please quote the reference ‘107/20/PubAffairs’.

Processes are ongoing, and appointments will be made as soon as suitable candidates are identified and interviewed. You are encouraged to get in touch ASAP.

Your application will be reviewed by Michael Page. Please be aware we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview.

Apply online

  • Fill out the short form below and upload your CV.

Closing date

The closing date for applications for this post is 11:59pm on Friday 14th February 2020