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Senior Policy Manager

Unit: 
Strategy Office
Salary: 
£41,526 to £49,553 plus exceptional benefits
Location: 
Please quote reference: 
16525
Closing Date: 
30 September, 2019 - 12:00

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible distance learning education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The role

The Senior Policy Manager works to identify, shape and articulate policy positions for The Open University on a broad range of government policies in England that are of relevance to the University and its students.   You’ll be part of a UK government and external affairs team based within its Strategy Office seeking to influence public policy and funding priorities that support flexible distance learning and have a positive impact for OU students. The successful candidate should have a willingness to work flexible hours (some evenings and weekends).

Skills and experience

Can you demonstrate significant experience in drafting impactful responses to UK Government and parliamentary inquiries and consultations?

Have you a talent for working across a range of disciplines to distil complex and technical policy areas into clear and strong messages?

Do you have strong communication, interpersonal and organisational skills and are highly motivated with an ability to manage a complex brief and exercise initiative and judgement across a broad area of responsibilities?

If so, then we would love to hear from you. 

What you get in return

We offer a great range of benefits that support our employees, and any dependants, for the long term.  Benefits include 33 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days, and an attractive pension proposition. 

How to apply

Please complete the application form and send this to us with a copy of your CV and a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4 explaining how you meet the requirements for this role. Please email your completed documents to Resourcing-Hub@open.ac.uk ensuring you quote the vacancy reference number 16525.

When submitting your application, please make sure that your communications includes the following in the subject line: “APPLICATION – Senior Policy Manager – STRATEGY - 16525.”

An application form and job description are available from the links detailed below.  Access details for disabled applicants are available from the Resourcing Hub, telephone: 01908 655544, or email: Resourcing-Hub@open.ac.uk quoting the reference above.

Closing date: Midday 30 September 2019

Interview date: 10 October 2019

Please note: If you have not heard from us within a week of the application closing date, please assume that on this occasion you have not been selected for interview, however we thank you for your interest in The Open University and encourage you to apply for future positions.

An application form and job description are available from the links detailed below.  Access details for disabled applicants are available from the Resourcing Hub, telephone: 01908 655544, or email: Resourcing-Hub@open.ac.uk quoting the reference above.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community

 

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Posting Date: 
9 September, 2019 - 12:00