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Reference: 90878

Date Added: 16 November 2023
Closing Date: 15 January 2024

Job Title: Senior Policy and Engagement Officer

Working For: Independent Higher Education

Location: Internet

Salary: £33,000-38,000 per annum

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Benefits: full or part time, super flexible employer, home working, 29 days annual leave plus 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.

The role: We are looking for a Senior 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 an enthusiasm for policy. As part of our policy team, you will become an expert in a range of key policy areas, and you’ll bring experience of writing briefings and summaries of complex documents. Above all, you’ll be an enthusiastic team player and willing to pick up and run with whatever is thrown at you.

Working for IHE: IHE is small but powerful – we currently have 10 full and part time roles which means that we are all flexible and helpful to one another. Sometimes things come up that nobody is “responsible” for but we are all ready to jump in – even if we it’s something we don’t know much about. 

We also understand that while work is important, it’s not your whole life so you might need to take time off, work part time permanently, or temporarily work from your friend’s house in Mallorca. We are very open to part time working, working at times convenient to you, and job shares.

We don’t have an office so we all work from home. We like to meet up periodically, so you’ll need to be able to travel to London around one to two times per month on average (IHE will pay travel expenses).

Closing Date: 15 January 2024

Interview/Start Dates

We don't have a closing date or specific interview dates - please apply as soon as possible to avoid missing out

Application Details

To apply, please download the job description from our website and submit your CV, cover letter and the work examples requested: https://ihe.ac.uk/latest/news/ihe-vacancy-senior-policy-and-engagement-officer

Website: https://ihe.ac.uk/

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