Policy Lead, Skills and Talent

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £50,000
  • Ref: EH-2004-7343
  • 2020-04-17T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield
  • Permanent

The NCUB are seeking a Policy Lead to evolve their Skills and Talent portfolio

The Organisation:

Ellwood Atfield is delighted to be partnering with The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) to hire a Policy Lead, (Skills and Talent) to join their growing team. The NCUB is a dynamic not for profit organisation that supports and develops university-business collaboration. NCUB seeks to inform, influence and shape the future of this collaboration. Working with their members, the NCUB make recommendations on the UK’s long-term skills, graduate talent and innovation needs. Through their research and analysis their digital platforms and change programs play a major part in business-university collaborations. The NCUB aims to strategically raise the profile of the organisation and strengthen the understanding on some of the big issues the industry faces, with key stakeholders such as policy makers and the government.

The Opportunity:
This role plays an important part in devising, shaping and implementing policy and engagement with key stakeholders and members and plays a pivotal role in leading on their skills and talent portfolio. Reporting into the Head of Policy and Engagement, and with two direct reports, this role will be the organisation’s expert within the skills and talent field. This person will be responsible for developing policy, identifying new and key areas of recommendations and work with key external stakeholders to achieve the organisation’s aims.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic policy positions for the organisation and lead on thoughtful and innovative ideas to progress their skills and talent team
  • Strong understanding of skills and talent policy, especially in relation to university-business interaction
  • Deliver accurate and informative sector intelligence that can be used to raise the organisations profile
  • Identify priorities, lead new policy thinking and develop effective policy recommendations
  • Proven track record of outcomes focused policy
  • Ability to develop strong and influential networks and to develop effective partnerships with external stakeholders.

Key skills and experience required:

  • A strong understanding of the UK political landscape and parliamentary procedure
  • The ability to develop and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience working with key senior stakeholders
  • A creative approach to policy outcomes, including wider skills in external affairs, including: digital content, social media and events
  • Line management experience
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Demonstrable experience working within skills and talent policy areas

For more information please contact Emma Harrison or Felicity Lowes on: 07776858568 or apply to this advert. Applications will close the 5th May, with interviews due to take place the following week.


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