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Reference: 79485

Date Added: 22 July 2021
Closing Date: 2 August 2021

Job Title: Senior Policy Advisor

Working For: Coventry University

Location: London

Salary: £52,571 to £65,106 per annum (plus London weighting)

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details


Coventry University has been ranked joint first amongst Modern Universities in England for career prospects and we are in the top 6 universities for student experience. Our commitment to providing the best for our students doesn’t stop with them, it starts with our people. Without our dedicated teams, we wouldn’t be ranked so highly or have won any of our numerous awards.

We are one of the largest employers in Coventry and we offer our people a place to belong and an organisation to be proud of. 

We are looking for a Senior Policy Advisor to join our Group Policy Unit, based in London, with regular travel to Coventry or based in Coventry with significant time spent in London. We’re not looking for the ordinary though, we need someone with first-class understanding of the UK Legislative process, excellent interpersonal skills and experience of building and keeping relationships with government decision makers and senior university leaders. You will also understand the strategic context and any political sensitivities of the work. Passion for promoting the aims of higher education is advantageous.

As our Senior Policy Advisor, you will digest and dissect new policies, understanding and communicating on what’s relevant to Coventry University Group and their implications for University practice making sure the University is able to deliver on its Corporate Plan. A big part of the role is engaging, influencing, and informing relevant politicians, policymakers and enabling organisations in Westminster.

Coventry University Group is a stimulating, diverse and enthusiastic place to work that is committed to delivering the very best experience for our students and staff alike. That's where you come in: if you would like to achieve the personal satisfaction of making a real difference to people's lives through your own individual contribution then we'd like to hear from you.
We employ approximately 4,000 staff in a variety of roles across our campuses. As a major employer, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including pension schemes, generous holiday allowances, flexible working, a childcare vouchers scheme, great training, personal and professional development and discounted membership to the University's bespoke £4m sport and recreation centre in Coventry

Closing Date: 2 August 2021

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Website: https://www.coventry.ac.uk/

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