Date Added: 17 December 2021
: 16 February 2022
Job Title: Policy and Engagement Officer
Working For: Independent Higher Education
Salary: £29,000 per annum
Length of Contract: Permanent
Benefits: super flexible employer (part time and job share considered), home working/London location, 25 days annual leave + 4 days at Christmas and all bank holidays, 10% employer pension contribution.
Who we are: Independent Higher Education (IHE) is the UK membership organisation and formal representative body which exists to support, develop and promote independent providers of higher education, professional training and pathways.
IHE’s 60 members include household names such as the Royal Academy and Le Cordon Bleu, long established independent colleges Spurgeon’s College and City & Guilds of London Art School, industry leading technical institutes Futureworks and Met Film School, new providers the Dyson Institute and TEDI-London and global education pathway providers Kaplan and Study Group.
The role: We are looking for a Policy and Engagement Officer who will support our members on matters of policy and regulation, through one to one assistance, communications and events and presentations. You will also help to formulate and deliver IHE policy positions and become our in-house expert on specific policy areas. You’ll maintain excellent working relationships with sector bodies and Government agencies.
The Candidate: You will be a natural communicator, able to build relationships with senior staff at our institutions, and gain their trust and confidence. You’ll also be independent and organised. You’ll have experience and understanding of the Further and/or Higher Education sectors, as well enthusiastic about policy. As one of our Policy and Engagement Officers, you will become an expert in a range of key policy areas; you might not have developed this knowledge yet but we’d love to hear from you if you are passionate about it. You’ll have experience of writing briefings and summaries of complex documents. Most of all, you will have a bias for action and be willing to help colleagues and offer ideas.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a self-starter who is keen to deepen their practical knowledge of HE policy and regulation.
Closing Date: 16 February 2022
The first stage of interviews will be a short phone screen. This will be followed by a full interview and written or other exercise.
Please download the full job description and person specification document from our website, http://independenthe.com/work-for-us and send us the following:
• Your CV
• A covering letter about how your skills and enthusiasms match up to this role, and which policy areas (whether listed on the job description or not), are of particular interest to you.
There’s no closing date because we will review applications as they come in so apply soon to avoid disappointment!
Please note that we will not consider any applications without a covering letter.