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Senior Policy Adviser (Public) - 6 month FTC (x2)

Senior Policy Adviser (Public) - 6-month FTC (x2)

Salary: c. £35,000 per annum

The British Academy – the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences – is seeking two Senior Policy Advisers (Public Policy) to provide expertise and strategic input into the framing and development of the public policy work programme.

The post holders will take a lead role in the development, design and delivery of specific public policy projects.  This will include producing high quality policy outputs, organising events, undertaking analysis and background research as necessary and identifying and pursuing opportunities for engagement with external organisations and stakeholders.

The successful candidates will have significant experience of developing and delivering policy projects; be creative and strategic thinkers and have excellent written and oral communications skills. They will have a demonstrable understanding of the public policy landscape of UK. Experience in childhood/children’s policy and/or social integration and cohesion policy is desirable but not essential.


The recruitment pack including the job description and person specification is available to download from the right-hand side of this page. Once you have had an opportunity to read through both documents carefully, please send a copy of your CV accompanied by a covering letter, outlining why you are particularly suited to this role and how you fulfil the criteria listed within the person specification.

Please also submit a completed equal opportunities form (also available to download from the right-hand side of this page), which will be treated confidentially and separated from your application prior to the shortlisting process.

All applications should be e-mailed to:



The closing date for applications is 5pm, Monday, 30th April 2018.

All applications received after the closing date will not be reviewed. 

Candidates who are shortlisted will be notified by Thursday 3rd May 2018. 

If you do not hear from us by this date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 8th May 2018.

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