The United Kingdom Research and Innovation is currently seeking skilled and talented individuals to join the institution by applying for the position of International Policy Manager.
The United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) works together with universities, research institutions, charities, businesses, and government bodies to provide the best environment possible for research and innovation to grow.
There are currently two roles available for the International Policy Manager position:
- International Policy Manager
- Policy Manager – Horizon Guarantee and Third Country Participation
The two roles both require the same skill set but come with different responsibilities. Interested and qualified candidates should ensure to indicate which of the two positions they have preference for.
Employer Name: UK Research and Innovation
Position: International Policy Manager
No. of Vacancies: 2
Employment Type: Full-time, Contract type
Contract: One 2-year fixed term, or one open-ended role (International Policy Manager)
Location: Polaris House, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK
Languages: Candidates must possess the knowledge of English Language
Education: Candidates should have at least first degree or equivalent qualification or experience relevant to the role
Experience: Candidates should have experience, which includes:
- The candidate should have sound project management skills, including the ability to work flexibly, plan and prioritize working alone and as a part of a team
- The candidate should have the ability to view the big picture, adapt strategies and actions to support organizational priorities, and add value
- The candidate should have the ability to work in collaboration with and influence others, negotiate diplomatically, and build relationships effectively, both internally and externally\
- The candidate should have the ability to investigate and analyze problems methodically and then develop sound proposals for actions, and handle change sensitively
- The candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills including the ability to tailor information to a wide range of audiences
- Candidates with experience of working on issues relating to international research and innovation policy and funding are preferred. Candidates with experience working with external stakeholders or with international partners will also be preferred
- Candidates that have experience with UKRI’s research and innovation funding policies and grant systems are more preferred
- The candidate should have excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office Packages such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
i) International Policy Manager
- The candidate should be able to support the implementation of UKRI’s International Strategic Framework and delivery plan
- The candidate should be able to support the development of UKRI and wider HMG strategy and policy of international relevance
- The candidate should be able to support UKRI’s engagement with UK-based stakeholders working in the international research and innovation landscape. The candidate should be able to support UKRI’s engagement in multilateral flora
- The candidate should be able to support the implementation of a structured approach to UKRI’s engagement with important Research and Innovation stakeholders across the research community and across the government
- The candidate should be able to support UKRI’s engagement and contribution to international discussions on different aspects of R&I policy, such as Trusted Research and Innovation, Responsible Research Assessment, EDI
- The candidate should be able to provide support for their senior colleagues that are engaged in the development of HMG International Research and Innovation strategy and policy
- The candidate should be able to support and facilitate UKRI’s engagement with selected multilateral flora such as Science Europe and the OECD Global Science Forum
- The candidate should be able to support the secretariat for the Global Research Council Working Group on Responsible Research Assessment while working closely with Research England partners
iii. Policy Manager – Horizon Guarantee and Third Country Participation
- The candidate should be able to work together with the team leading the Horizon Europe funding guarantee and preparations for Third-Country Participation.
- The candidate should be able to contribute to the policy development and grants delivery and monitoring of the Horizon Europe guarantee, and preparation for and implementation of the UK Third-Country Participation in Horizon Europe
- The candidate should be able to develop strong working relationships with the policy, operational, and communications to make sure that the Horizon Europe guarantee and Third-Country Participation policies are successfully delivered
- The candidate should be able to coordinate the delivery of the guarantee grants delivered through Je-S and the Funding Service in the future while working closely with the UKRI Funding Services colleagues
- The candidate should be able to deal effectively with queries pertaining to the UKRI’s delivery of Horizon Europe and Third-Country Participation policy as well as post-award grant queries
- The candidate should be able to contribute to required policy development and enhancement including response to stakeholder and feedback
Who can apply?
- You can only apply to this particular job if you are a United Kingdom Citizen, or a permanent resident of the UK with a valid working permit
- This position is not eligible for Visa sponsorship
How to Apply:
If the position fits you and you fulfill all the basic requirements, then you can apply only by filling out the online application form. You must submit your CV and cover letter stating how you will fulfill the specified criteria along with your motivation for the role and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) at large. Applicants should also specify which of the 2 roles they have a preference for.
You must also ensure that the job reference number is in the filename description of each document you upload. Failure to address the above-stated criteria or submitting an application letter without a cover letter may result in the rejection of your application.
In addition, note that the assessment will be based on the content of your CV and cover letter, and not the experience you filled in the application form.
Also, shortlisted candidates should come along with their identification documents and original documents that prove their right to work in the UK. Candidates without UK work permit must come with documents that prove they can obtain the right to work in the UK.
Lastly, disabled applicants who meet the criteria are guaranteed to be interviewed. These individuals will be provided reasonable accommodation to take part in the interview process, perform essential job functions, and enjoy other benefits and privileges of the employment. Disabled applicants must however contact the UKRI to request an accommodation.
The closing date for applications is Thursday, March 30, 2023.