Projects and Policy Manager


16th February 2020

Projects & Policy Manager – ‘Future Professional’

Do you have experience of managing complex multi-stakeholder projects against targets within a Higher Education setting or a large professional organisation in the private or public sector? Are you looking for a challenging role in an environment that is open, vibrant and welcomes new ideas? Then join UEL as a Projects & Policy Manager and you could soon be playing a vital role aimed at helping to deliver a brand new strategic objective for the University.

It’s a particularly exciting time at UEL as, under our new 10-year strategy, Vision 2028, we’re committed to providing students with the skills necessary to thrive in an ever-changing world, including increasing the diversity of the talent pipeline, particularly for Industry 4.0 jobs. Key to our vision’s success is the ‘Future Professional’ strategic objective that will address industry and community skills gaps and increase access to and acceleration of graduate level employment. It’s here that we need your expertise.

This challenging role has being created to help inform, shape and develop the facilitating of a number of transformational projects and to project manage their timely delivery. As well as taking the lead on a series of business critical projects, we’ll rely on you to research and write papers for the Board of Governors and other senior staff to inform understanding and set out proposed actions. Drafting institutional policy documents, national consultation responses, bids, speeches and presentations will be a regular feature of the role. You’ll also be responsible for providing committee support, including the secretariat of the Careers & Enterprise Sub-Committee. And, when it comes to event development and management and leading on internal and external stakeholder engagement in relation to policy brief, again, we’ll count on you to deliver.

Educated to degree level, you have proven project management and policy analysis and development skills gained in a related area. You’re also used to contributing original ideas and helping to write formal documents for committee/board/policy papers or minutes. Budget planning and monitoring comes naturally to you too, as does being part of a close-knit team, managing and coordinating others and liaising at all levels of an organisation. Sound knowledge of UK higher education sector issues and developments, plus the ability to quickly grasp new and potentially complex issues and their impact on higher education is also important. Numerate and analytical, with strong interpretive skills and a flair for critically evaluating and utilising data and assimilate information from a variety of sources, you’re also willing to travel as necessary, to get the job done.


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

At UEL, we aim to attract and retain the best possible staff and offer a working environment at the heart of a dynamic region with excellent transport links. You can look forward to a warm, sincere welcome, genuine camaraderie and mobility in an institution led with passion, visibility and purpose. Your impact, resilience and sense of collegiality will directly contribute to UEL’s future and those of the students whose lives you will touch and change forever.


We also offer a great range of benefits including pension, family friendly policies and an on-site nursery and gym at our Docklands Campus.