Job: Policy Engagement and Communications Associates

The Blavatnik School of Government is seeking to appoint two Policy Engagement & Communications Associates to support the Government Outcomes Lab’s activities.

We are looking for someone who is a natural connector and networker, comfortable engaging with stakeholders across different levels of seniority and professional backgrounds. You should have outstanding communication skills, have a talent for distilling complex information in an exciting and compelling manner, and be enthusiastic about creating meaningful opportunities to share learning and research insights to improve public services. Energetic, organised, and resourceful, you will be instrumental in the delivery of our expansive policy engagement programme.

The Policy Engagement and Communications Associates will work with the Engagement Team and the wider GO Lab team, to design and deliver policy engagement activities (peer learning groups, workshops, seminars, training programmes, the Social Outcomes Conference, etc.) and develop tailored knowledge resources and stakeholder communications (e.g. newsletters, policy briefs, case studies) for GO Lab’s digital Knowledge Hub. The postholders will be responsible for liaison with a varied range of stakeholders from the UK and internationally. They will occasionally be required to represent the GO Lab at external meetings.

The successful candidate must hold a first degree in a relevant subject and have an understanding of UK public sector, social policy and evidence-based policymaking. A committed team player, they will have a systematic, thorough and well-organised approach to work, sound judgement working on sensitive topics and demonstrable ability to develop excellent professional working relationships. Demonstrable success planning and delivering events and communications experience are also essential.

These posts are fixed-term to 31 March 2025.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon (UK time) on Monday 6 June 2022.

To apply visit the University website.