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Head of Policy Engagement (Oxford Policy Engagement Network (OPEN)) University of Oxford – Social Sciences

Location: Oxford
Salary: £46,336 to £53,691 p.a. Grade 9
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 11th July 2018
Closes: 13th September 2018
Job Ref: 135587
Hayes House, 75 George Street, Oxford

Are you fascinated by the intersection of the academic and policy worlds? Are you keen to set up a new team to support researchers to engage with policymakers?

The University of Oxford is looking for an outstanding individual with experience of dynamic leadership to develop and enhance our support for researchers to engage with policymakers through the Oxford Policy Engagement Network (OPEN).

As the Head of Policy Engagement you will be responsible for shaping and establishing a policy engagement strategy and operational plan across the University, sharing good practice across the academic community.

With a strong understanding of policymaking culture and an ability to align this with researchers’ interests, you will proactively broker, explore and support new opportunities for our researchers to work hand in hand with policymakers. You will need to balance strategic insight with excellent organisational skills, identifying new strategic opportunities, alongside delivering a number of key projects to time and budget.

To succeed, you will need excellent interpersonal skills and a track record of building trust and confidence to facilitate effective collaborative working both internally and externally. As an inspiring and nurturing manager and coordinator adept at bringing out individual strengths, you will inspire academic and professional staff across the University to shape a new exciting priority area. You will be educated to degree level or the equivalent.

This is a fixed-term role until 31 July 2020.

For informal enquiries about the role, please contact Sam Sneddon:

Applications for this vacancy must be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 13 September 2018. Interviews are likely to take place later in September.

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