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Senior Policy Advisor

Do you have an understanding of the Higher Education environment and policy development and implementation? Do you want to play a key role in monitoring and reporting on the external policy environment? 

Strategy and Planning provides oversight and co-ordination of key Higher Education (HE) policy, funding and regulatory developments for the University and you will lead the investigation of policy proposals or changes. Working collaboratively with colleagues across the University, you will obtain, analyse and interpret sector and University data and lead the development of briefings to inform the development of policy notes and consultation responses. This will support the Head of Policy, Funding and Regulation and the Director of Strategy and Planning in ensuring the University is well positioned to anticipate, influence and strategically respond to developments across the HE policy landscape.

You will also work on the in-year monitoring process for the Office for Students (OfS) Access and Participation Plan and support completion of the annual statutory return to the OfS. 

You will need excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills with the ability to evaluate, analyse and concisely present data and information at all levels.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Pam Macpherson Barrett, Head of Policy, Funding and Regulation

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1839, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Strategy & Planning Office
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 2 years to cover temporary absence)
Release Date:  Wednesday 05 February 2020
Closing Date:  Monday 02 March 2020
Interview Date:  Wednesday 11 March 2020
Reference:  CSSPO1075
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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