Current vacancies

Head of Education & Skills

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and ambitious Head of department to lead our Education and Skills Team which focuses on skills and post-16 education, including Further Education, Skills and Higher Education policy, and the sector’s broad policy context. Reporting to the CEO, the Head of Education and Skills will manage the small team overseeing the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Skills, Careers and Employment, Skills Commission and Higher Education Commission. The Head will provide leadership and drive to deliver the team’s vision; a skills and post-16 education system which reduces skills gaps, mitigates inequalities and works for everyone.

Please read the Job Description and Person Specification for more information. Accessible version

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The closing date for applications is 1 September 2021. 


Our Mission

Leading the development of new policy ideas through evidence and collaboration. 

Who we are

We are a membership-based, not-for-profit, cross-party think tank. We bring together parliamentarians and government in collaboration with academia, business and civil society to inform, influence and improve UK public policy through debate, research and innovative thinking, so as to improve peoples’ lives.

We lead and manage an extensive network of parliamentary groups, research commissions, forums and campaigns. We are a London Living Wage and Disability Confident employer and a Member of Social Enterprise UK, and have been operating since 1995.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of race, gender, sex, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or civil partnership or pregnancy/parental leave.

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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.

Our team gets to have great influence shaping the policy field and work across Policy Connect in developing the direction of the role. 

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