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Head of Industry, Technology & Innovation

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Closes: 20th June

Please send your documents as a word file if possible or include a second copy of your cover letter and CV with your name erased. Please contact Louise Young on 0207 202 8587 (or the Careers email address) if you have any questions regarding the role or Policy Connect. 

Overview:

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and ambitious person to lead our work in the Industry, Technology & Innovation team, reporting to the CEO. You will have day to day management of the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group (APMG) and its arms-length research body, the Manufacturing Commission. You will manage a team that also oversees the All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group (APDIG) and the Design Commission, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Data Analytics (APGDA), and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Assistive Technology (APPGAT).

The ideal candidate will have some experience of either working in Parliament, public policy, research and/or public affairs; and will have knowledge and interest in one or more of the following areas:

  • Industrial strategy
  • Innovation, technology or science policy
  • Further education, engineering skills shortage, apprenticeships
  • Supply chains, international trade

About the APPGs

You will personally manage the APMG, a prominent parliamentary group putting industry and manufacturing at the heart of policymaking. With the implementation of the government’s Industrial Strategy and ahead of Brexit, the sector is one of the most dynamic and engaging areas of policy.

The team also consists of the APPG Assistive Technology, APPG Design & Innovation, APPG Data Analytics and the Design Commission.



Researcher – Education and Skills

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Closes: 25th June

Please send your documents as a word file if possible or include a second copy of your cover letter and CV with your name erased. Please contact Louise Young on 0207 202 8587 (or the Careers email address) if you have any questions regarding the role or Policy Connect. 

Overview:

The Researcher will primarily be responsible for delivering the Skills Commission’s research programme and ensuring the Commission’s work has policy impact at Westminster and in the wider FE and skills sector. The researcher will also work with the Research Manager to scope research projects for the Skills and HE Commission.

Key aspects of the role:

  • Developing and conducting collaborative research inquiries
  • Engaging a wide range of stakeholders in the Commission’s research
  • Policy development, report writing and presenting research results
  • Campaign work and events

About the Commission

The Skills Commission is an independent body comprising of leading figures from across the education sector that meets to discuss important issues in skills, training and further education policy. Co-chaired by Barry Sheerman MP and Jacqui Henderson CBE, the Commission carries out research and makes recommendations for skills policy reform.

The Commission’s recent research has focused on gender and engineering; apprenticeships and social mobility; and the skills needs related to longer working lives. Our research has fed into parliamentary questions, debates and Select Committee hearings and recommendations have been taken-up by Government and stakeholders across the FE sector.


Working with the Policy Connect team

Policy Connect offers an open, vibrant work environment close to the heart of UK politics. In a team of 25 staff, you will experience the buzz of working in Westminster and the passion of working to make a change to people’s lives for the better.

You will have great influence shaping the policy field and work across Policy Connect in developing the direction of the role.