Senior Policy Adviser, Data

Full-time

Hybrid

Deadline

June 7, 2024

About the organization

The Royal Society

The Royal Society

Organization type

Academic Institution

In A Nutshell

Location

Hybrid London, United Kingdom

Salary

£55,400

Job Type

Full-time

Experience Level

Mid-level

Deadline to apply

June 7, 2024

Develop and promote independent, expert, and timely advice to UK, European, and international decision makers in matters of science policy.

Responsibilities

  • Leading policy work on issues relating to data and digital technologies.
  • Devising innovative ways of gathering evidence and insight on the development and use of a range of digital technologies.
  • Building national and international networks of influence with policymakers, scientists, and other stakeholders on their own and at a higher level of seniority.
  • Ensuring agreed projects and other activities are delivered on time, on budget, and on scope.
  • Planning, drafting, and editing workshop notes, and policy reports and thinking creatively about other outputs.
  • Closely monitoring UK and European policy developments related to data and digital technologies.
  • Horizon-scanning, identifying, and scoping new project opportunities.
  • Public speaking, representing the Society and its policy positions in meetings with government, policymakers, and others.
  • Providing leadership to and line management of policy and project support staff.
  • Providing frequent advice to senior management, relevant Vice Presidents, Fellows, and committees.
  • Working with teams across the Royal Society to ensure that policy messages which are created are fully disseminated.
  • Contributing to other activities within the Royal Society as required.

Skillset

  • Expertise, and/or strong interest, in relevant areas of data and digital technology policy.
  • Skilled oral and written communication for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Assessment and reporting of technical information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Self-organisation and management of several tasks simultaneously.
  • Highly motivated and the ability to generate similar motivation in others.
  • An enthusiastic team player, with experience in collaborative working.
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving.
  • To have worked on a variety of policy programmes at the corporate, national and/or international level.
  • Delivering complex projects on time, on budget, and on scope.
  • Writing, editing, and disseminating reports.
  • Establishing and maintaining a network of contacts.
  • Effective interaction with people at all levels of seniority.

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