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Deputy Head of Policy

We are looking for an enthusiastic Deputy Head of Policy to join our UA team. This is a highly varied role working across the full range of higher education policy issues, covering learning and teaching, research, innovation, sector regulation, international and European policy and related issues.

The post holder will use a wide range of approaches to support this work, liaising with government officials and colleagues in the higher education sector, and responding to consultations. This activity will be underpinned by responsibility for managing our network groups and other member engagement at a senior level in our member universities. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong aptitude in managing a highly diverse portfolio of work, moving flexibly to focus on changing priorities in a rapidly evolving policy landscape. They will also have excellent analytical, writing and presentation skills, and will require extensive previous experience as a specialist in at least one branch of higher education policy or public affairs, or a closely related field.

Please download the full job description and application form below to apply.

Application deadline date: 11.59pm, Monday 1 October 2018

Interview: Tuesday 16 October / Wednesday 17 October 2018 (please state in your application if you are unavailable on one of these dates)

Application process: please send the completed application form to  by deadline date provided.