Senior Policy Adviser

£42228 - £52785 per annum

Managing this Role


Claire Stevens

Principal Consultant 020 7759 7929

Claire Stevens is a principal consultant with over 20 years' experience in supporting various Charities, Institutes, and Membership Bodies within the Not-for-Profit sector, covering London and the surrounding areas.

Claire's extensive experience within the industry has enabled her to build strong relationships with her clients, built on trust and loyalty. Her knowledgeable background enables her to offer a personalised and consultative approach, offering advice and guidance at every stage in the recruitment process. 

She is passionate about making a real difference to the sector and giving something back by providing a great service to the clients and candidates she supports.

Senior Policy Adviser

Salary: £42,228- £52,785

Hours: 35 hours per week

Type: Permanent

Location: SW

Our client is a well-respected Academy based within central London. They are looking for an experienced and motivated policy professional to work across its portfolio, including leading its programme on mathematics and computing education.

Responsibilities include:

  • Line management responsibility for a small number of direct reports.
  • Ensuring high quality secretariat provision
  • Developing and maintaining stakeholder subject discipline groups and networks with the expertise needed to inform the Academy's policy activity.
  • Taking forward a programme to support wider participation in mathematical subjects and computing.
  • Identifying and analysing policy issues of relevance to the Academy's priorities.
  • Working with networks of experts and influencers to identify opportunities to disseminate and promote our outputs and recommendations, and to build partnerships where valuable.
  • Providing frequent advice to senior management, relevant Vice Presidents, Fellows and committees.
  • Coordinating, drafting and editing policy reports, presentations, briefings and other outputs.
  • Ensuring the successful development and implementation of the Academy's policy programmes, including liaison with Committees.
  • Overseeing projects undertaken by others, for example Policy Advisers and Project Coordinators.
  • Effectively managing the budget and management reporting for your programme.
  • Building and maintaining strategic national and international networks of influence with policymakers, scientists, education practitioners and other stakeholders at their own and at a higher level of seniority.
  • Representing the Academy and its policy positions in meetings with government, policymakers and others.
  • Ensuring a high-quality secretariat functions for committees
  • Drafting clear and succinct papers to gain advice and agreement for your programme of work.
  • Ensuring quality assurance processes are followed for your programme of work and other outputs.


  • A degree (or equivalent)
  • To have worked on a variety of policy programmes at the national and/or international level
  • Expertise and experience in one or more areas of education 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 an ability to generate similar motivation in others
  • An enthusiastic team player, with experience of collaborative working
  • Creative thinking and problem solving
  • To have worked on a variety of education policy projects
  • Delivering complex projects on time, on budget and on scope
  • Writing, editing and disseminating reports

Hunter Merrifield, trading name of Huntress Search Ltd, acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.