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Policy Advisor

What if you were collaborating with diverse stakeholders to shape the future of engineering and technology?

You could be our Policy Advisor.

Up to £37,000 per annum

Stevenage (with hybrid working)

At the IET, making our world a better place starts by creating a better place for our people.

At the IET you’ll have more than just a job. Our work is exciting and challenging, connecting the people who solve the problems that matter. It means working with us has real meaning and impact, and you’ll grow – professionally and personally – in ways you never thought possible.

We’re also making significant investments in our people, including providing a modern, vibrant workplace and embracing hybrid working.


What you'll be doing

The Policy Advisor will collaborate across the IET’s policy team, staying ahead of current policy issues and the political cycle.

You will play a pivotal role in identifying, monitoring, and evaluating policy developments related to our main themes.

Your influence and thought leadership will be key, working closely with Policy and Public Affairs Managers to initiate and formulate policy responses, establishing the IET as the go-to for credible, independent advice.

As an advocate, you will explain and promote IET’s policy positions through various channels, including briefings, presentations, submissions to government, and publications.


What we hope you can bring to the role

Our ideal candidate will have a background in policy, complemented by a deep understanding of the UK's political landscape and experience in influencing government and policymakers, ideally in the STEM field.

You’ll demonstrate your ability to work seamlessly with diverse stakeholders, guiding complex groups to successful outcomes and your highly developed communication, influencing, and interpersonal skills will be crucial, capable of nurturing strategic networks.


We’d love to get to know you

Is Imposter syndrome creeping in? Don’t worry – we’d rather hear from you this time than not hear from you at all!

Download the full Job Description for a little more information about the role; but also, keep in mind that we’re open to discussing flexible ways of working, including reduced hours and working in an agile way, supported by a hybrid working framework that allows you to find the best place to do your best work.

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What if you could be you?

The IET is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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