Policy Assistant


15th January 2017

A new opportunity has arisen to join Team Wonkhe at a critical time for the HE sector. We are searching for a Policy Assistant to work across the range of activity that Wonkhe does.

The most important things you do will be:

  • Running our intelligence grid.
  • Taking a role in the production of the Wonkhe Daily and other briefings.
  • Contributing to policy analysis, including writing and desk research.
  • Providing an excellent customer experience for our many subscribers.
  • Contributing to Wonkhe events, Live Blogs, and other activity as required.

You will need to be flexible and highly motivated and willing to help us meet tight publishing deadlines for briefings and articles all through the week. You will need excellent writing and editing skills and the ability to get it right first time. You should also love higher education policy and wonkery in general and be excited about working in a dynamic and rapidly growing organisation. In return, you will see the immediate impact of your work, build outstanding networks across UK universities and agencies and play a vital role in helping us make higher education a better-informed, more open and fun place to work for the tens of thousands of readers and subscribers that depend on our services.

The role is flexible, but you will need to be in London regularly for team meetings and Wonkhe events. Our HQ is near Chancery Lane tube station.

You will report to Mark Leach, Editor and Director of Wonkhe but also actively work with all the other members of Team Wonkhe. You are strongly advised to speak to us informally before making an application: please contact Mark Leach by email (mark@wonkhe.com).

We offer the role on an initial six-month contract with an opportunity for renewal and the salary is dependent on experience.

To apply, please email Mark Leach with a CV and covering letter, explaining why you are suited to the role and don’t delay – we may close the role in advance of the deadline if we find the right candidate.

Start date: as soon as possible.