Policy Advisor (maternity cover)


28th January 2020

Academic School/Department: Public Affairs and Government Relations, Vice Chancellor’s Office

Grade: Grade 09

Contract Type: 12 months, maternity cover

Basis: Full time

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference: R190533

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented policy and public affairs professional looking to gain experience of working alongside senior leaders at a vibrant and diverse UK university. This is a varied and fast-paced role, which is responsive to the external political and policy environment.

The policy advisor reports directly to the Vice-Chancellor and works closely the wider Executive team.

The role holder will provide comprehensive support to the Vice-Chancellor and wider senior management on a wide range of policy and political engagement issues, providing strategic advice, analysis and briefing. The role holder will lead and be the central point of co-ordination for the University’s engagement with policy makers, seeking to raise the University’s profile and voice on policy issues.

The successful candidate will be a skilled communicator, negotiator and influencer, with a good eye for both detail and the bigger picture, with a track record of working in a policy and political affairs environment. They will have a detailed knowledge of higher education policy, as well as government and political structures.

Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised by a bronze award. We pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly, supportive working environment and collaborative atmosphere.

Please visit our website for further information and to apply online.

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