We are seeking a Policy Advisor at the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Who are we?
The Royal Academy of Engineering is harnessing the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone. In collaboration with our Fellows and partners, we’re growing talent and developing skills for the future, driving innovation and building global partnerships, and influencing policy and engaging the public. Together we’re working to tackle the greatest challenges of our age.
With a diverse workforce and an inclusive and supportive culture, we look to attract candidates from wide and different backgrounds who have a passion for the role engineering plays in society. Our aim is to make the Academy the best place to work for the staff we have and those we seek to attract.
As Policy Advisor, you will drive forward public policy with impact, underpinned by evidence-based engineering advice that will shape and influence government policy. You will draw upon the best expertise and insights from the National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC), leaders in engineering through our Fellowship and have access to wider networks, such as our sister National Academies.
Policy staff in the Academy work across multiple issues, and in the first instance you will work on important projects following a high-profile commission from Sir Patrick Vallance (Government Chief Scientific Adviser) on engineering and public health, and work we have undertaken with Cabinet Office on risk and resilience.
At the Academy, we do policy differently; we explore exciting and engaging ways to share our evidence, insights and advice and create new opportunities to connect policymakers with the best engineering thinking and expertise. In 2019, we established the National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC), a unified voice for 43 professional engineering organisations, representing 450,000 engineers, which gives policymakers a single route to expertise from across the engineering profession.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for someone who can build connections and collaborate across professional boundaries, and proactively develop and nurture networks which span government, industry and academia, bringing a diversity of perspectives and expertise to strengthen our advice. An individual who will help us to collect, analyse and synthesise data and evidence from multiple sources and translate these engineering insights, evidence into credible and independent policy advice.
You will have opportunities to design, develop, test and deliver exciting, new and engaging ways to share our work with policymakers from workshop design and facilitation, creative use of social/digital media, data visualisation, explainers, and convening expert roundtables.
You must have strong analytical skills, a passion for public policy, with excellent written and verbal skills and with a proven ability to deliver high quality evidence-based work at pace. We welcome creative and critical thinkers who are open to new ideas and enjoy collaborative ways of working.
Why work for the Royal Academy of Engineering?
We’re looking for people who are driven to make the world a better place. If you’re passionate about what you do and want to work collaboratively with talented colleagues to make change happen now and for future generations, we want you to get in touch.
This is the perfect time to join us. We have a dynamic, visionary CEO, a strong leadership team and an ambitious and exciting strategy. The value we bring as experts in our field and change agents is highly recognised and makes the Academy a motivating place to be. Our work today builds on a long, proud history with a focused and ambitious future which we’d love you to be part of.
We are looking for talented people who want to make a difference, to join our team – is this you?
The Academy offers a fantastic package of additional benefits including:
Our light, spacious offices are based in a fantastic location in central London with views over St James’s Park and close to the West End. We operate hybrid, flexible working practices with a baseline 2 days a week in the office.
For more information and to apply, please visit our careers portal.
Closing date: Midday on 12 December 2021.
Interview date: w/c 13 December 2021 (held virtually).
|Salary:||Up to £34,542 + excellent benefits|
|Placed On:||25th November 2021|
|Closes:||12th December 2021|
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