Policy Officer

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
17 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
26 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you an ambitious person who wants to help translate world-leading research into policy impact? Do you have experience in engaging both with researchers and policy makers at local, national or international levels? Can you help researchers from diverse areas to collaborate with policy makers throughout the research process, and to present research results in the most timely and impactful way? 

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Policy Officer to join Policy Leeds, a newly established initiative that aims to strengthen the influence and impact of research from across the University of Leeds on policy design, delivery and impact at local, national and international levels. 

Policy Leeds will work as a dedicated hub to bring together academic, policy-maker and practitioner communities in innovative collaborations. It will work across the University to identify priorities and opportunities, review and develop best practice and provide guidance, training and support for researchers wanting to deliver effective, impactful policy engagement. It will also disseminate intelligence and information on opportunities for, and routes to, policy impact across the University.

Within the University, Policy Leeds will work with established and emerging researchers, and with research support, professional development, engagement, and communications staff across the University. It will engage with key disciplines and with inter-disciplinary research initiatives. Externally, Policy Leeds will not only engage with local, national and international governments and NGOs, but also with the broader policy networks that have an interest in different areas of policy, including; think tanks, pressure groups, media, trade associations, businesses, and stakeholder groups.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Prof. Nick Plant, Dean for Research Quality and Impact -

Prof. Andy Gouldson, Director of Policy Leeds -

Location:     Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:     Professional Services
School/Institute:     Research & Innovation Service
Category:     Professional & Managerial
Grade:     Grade 7
Salary:     £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type:     Full Time
Contract Type:     Fixed Term (for 3 years)
Release Date:     Thursday 09 January 2020
Closing Date:     Sunday 26 January 2020
Interview Date:     Thursday 06 February 2020
Downloads:     Candidate Brief 

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