Date Added: 11 January 2022
: 31 January 2022
Job Title: Policy Analyst
Working For: BESA
Salary: £27,000 - £30,000 depending on experience
Length of Contract: Permanent
BESA, the British Educational Suppliers Association, is the only trade association covering the entirety of the UK educational suppliers sector. It has an 85-year heritage and represents over 400 educational suppliers.
BESA offers unparalleled support, research, events and advice on both UK and International markets, and the future of the education suppliers industry.
We are a small, committed team working in a fantastic sector, where your work can make a real difference to the education of the next generation.
About the role:
Working closely with the Directors of BESA and the marketing team, this role requires someone with an active interest in education and the workings of Westminster, to monitor, digest and communicate policy developments to the team, our members and stakeholders.
Detailed duties and responsibilities:
• Daily monitoring of Parliament, Government Departments and Devolved Administrations
• In-depth analysis of political developments and policy dossiers in the UK to provide advice for BESA and our members and to shape future lobbying work;
• Researching and drafting briefing papers for Directors, members and the BESA team
• Social media work, including tweeting and blogging
• Writing articles and speeches
• Representing BESA at meetings with external stakeholders
• Acting as BESA liaison for the EdTech and Education APPGs
• Supporting the wider marketing and comms activities with messaging and insight
The candidate should fulfil the following criteria:
• 2-3 years of relevant experience in public affairs and policy
• A relevant degree or equivalent in political sciences, law, education, or communications
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Attention to detail and accuracy across all areas of work
• A working understanding of Parliamentary structures, committees and processes
• Good news sense and awareness of wider political context
• Ability to juggle multiple projects and to prioritise and manage deadlines
• A willingness to learn
• Competitive salary
• 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
• Training budget and support for lifelong learners
• Performance related bonus scheme
• Wellness activities
• Flexible working arrangements
• Dynamic office in Shoreditch
Closing Date: 31 January 2022
Interviews will take place online and may be scheduled before the closing date. The job may be filled earlier if sufficient applications are received.
Estimated start date: Immediate, although notice periods are fully taken into account.
To apply: send CV and covering letter to Julia Garvey, Deputy Director General. Julia@besa.org.uk
Applications will only be considered when accompanied by a covering letter outlining your interest in the role, and why you would like to work at BESA.