Policy Manager - Scotland

Recruiter
Institute of Physics
Location
Scotland
Salary
£15,000 - £19,999
Posted
16 Sep 2020
Closes
16 Oct 2020
Ref
1703263460
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are seeking a proactive and dependable permanent Policy Manager to join the Institute of Physics (IOP) in the Scotland team. We are working on some very exciting projects to help transform physics in Scotland and the UK, including diversity, ensuring children have access to world-class physics education and investment in technical skills and STEM.

The role

This is an exciting role that will play an integral part in the policy and advocacy work of the Institute of Physics in Scotland. The post holder will lead, develop and manage complex and impactful policy programmes and projects at a national level; creating and supporting high level external engagement through an established network of policy contacts. They will need to build and maintain high level relationships to secure influence for the IOP’s policy work in Scotland. Excellent communication skills are vital as the incumbent will advise the Head of IOP Scotland, policy colleagues in the rest of the IOP and senior management on policy matters. They will require significant experience of writing policy documentation as well as ensuring key messages are delivered clearly with impact to relevant audiences internally and externally. Knowledge of the Scottish political system as well as science, education funding and governance structures is therefore a must.

Main Responsibilities
  • Developing and delivering high impact policy projects, proposals and other activities
  • Leading on specific policy projects, political engagement and events
  • Providing the secretariat to committees and working groups
  • Developing and maintaining routes to high levels of influence and engagement for policy work
  • Coordinating, drafting and editing policy studies, reports and other outputs

Key skills and experience required
  • Demonstrable experience of working on, and leading, policy projects
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of how the Scottish and UK political systems work
  • Excellent presentation and written communication
  • Excellent research and analysis skills, with a particular strength in collating and interpreting data
  • Ability to be proactive, dependable and a team player
  • Knowledge of Scottish and UK science and education funding would be preferable but an interest in the area is key

Why work with us?

We are a charitable membership organisation with a worldwide membership from enthusiastic amateurs to those at the top of their sector in academia, business, education and government.

Our purpose is to gather, inspire, guide, represent and celebrate all who share a passion for physics. And, in our role as a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.

This is an exciting time to join the team in Scotland, who also work from home. We are delivering on a five-year strategy and we are seeking new talent to help us create a contemporary organisation that is fit for the future.

In addition to a competitive salary and professional development opportunities, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, private medical insurance and generous annual leave. We also offer a range of other benefits including childcare vouchers, gym membership and interest free season ticket loans.

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