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Tel: 01227 781205
Senior Policy Manager
Salary expectation: £38,000 to £50,000
Application deadline: Wed 3rd October
This is a full-time role
Two-year, fixed-term contract
Are you a driven, analytical and entrepreneurial individual with impressive policy and outreach skills? Then don’t miss this career-enhancing opportunity to join Nesta as a Senior Policy Managerworking in our Innovation Growth Lab (IGL), where you will work closely with its director to maximise IGL’s policy engagement and dissemination work and help to grow the initiative.
About Nesta and IGL
Nesta is a global innovation foundation. We back new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time. Our mission is to spark and shape new ideas that improve how the world works for everyone. We use our knowledge, networks, funding and skills – working in partnership with others, including governments, businesses and charities. We are a UK charity but work all over the world, supported by a financial endowment.
IGL is a global partnership that brings together governments, foundations and researchers to make innovation, entrepreneurship and growth policy more experimental and evidence-based. IGL also enables, undertakes and disseminates high impact research that uses randomised trials to improve the design of the programmes and institutions that help make our economies more innovative and entrepreneurial.
About this key role
The primary focus of this role is to help grow IGL and cement its position in its field. You will achieve this by identifying and building strong partnerships with national, regional and city-level governments around the world, as well as multilateral organisations, understanding their policy priorities and providing trustworthy, insightful and evidence-based advice. You will also be expected to:
- Refine the IGL value-proposition for potential partners, funders and customers
- Widen and strengthen our engagement with foundations and other funding organisations that can contribute to push forward IGL’s research agenda globally
- Seek out external funding opportunities for IGL and leading on writing proposals for these
- Devise and deliver a campaign to raise awareness and promote the use of policy experimentation globally
- Generate and disseminate useful evidence for stakeholders via engaging policy briefs, summaries and blogs
- Represent IGL publicly by speaking at conferences, roundtables or to the media
What we are looking for
You will have a proven track record leading policy outreach efforts, including identifying, building and cementing relationships with policymakers and stakeholders and converting these into partnerships, with an understanding of innovation, entrepreneurship and business policy.
An outstanding communicator, with excellent writing skills and the ability to compose briefings, reports and media pieces, you will also have impressive policy and research abilities and attention to detail. Strong relationship-building and interpersonal skills are vital, as is the ability to work independently and to tight deadlines.
Closing date for completed applications is 23:45, 7th October 2018
First Interviews will be held on 16th October 2018
Second Interviews will be held on 24th October 2018
Deadline: Wed 3rd October