Policy Manager Job Openings by BBSRC in Swindon

Job Title Policy Manager Job Openings Swindon BBSRC
Pub Date 30+ days ago
Company BBSRC
Location Swindon

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BBSRC Recruitment 2020

Policy Manager Job Openings in Swindon

will include:

  • Day-to-day monitoring of external consultations and Inquiries relevant to BBSRC, progressing actions and inputs as required, working with colleagues across BBSRC and UKRI’s Consultations and Inquiries Network:
    • Maintaining awareness of current and forthcoming consultations and Inquiries
    • Coordinating BBSRC’s inputs to UKRI responses to parliamentary Inquiries and other consultations, including initial drafting of BBSRC responses
    • Supporting the drafting of briefing packs for parliamentary Inquiry evidence sessions when required
    • Tracking progress of consultations and Inquiries, drafting summaries and analyses of inputs and outcomes from consultation and Inquiries
    • Maintaining electronic records of BBSRC and UKRI submissions and inputs.
  • Providing policy intelligence, analysis, advice and support by monitoring and analysing BBSRC's wider external policy environment proactively, so that we are kept informed of the wider context in which BBSRC operates
  • Coordinating and issuing a regular ‘policy round-up’ bulletin for internal comms
  • Supporting the Head of Policy and Senior Policy Manager, including working to ensure that BBSRC's cross-cutting biosciences policy portfolio is fit-for-purpose and our policies and position statements are up to date.
  • Policy areas include:
    • Access and Benefits Sharing/the UN Convention on Biodiversity
    • EU Exit
    • Genetic Technologies
    • Open Research
    • Research Conduct, Ethics, Integrity and Reproducibility
    • Use of Animals in Research.
  • Contributing to, or coordinating, briefings, papers and drafting official policy text in these areas and undertaking qualitative and/or quantitative analyses in evidence-gathering to support policy management
  • Participating in cross-office projects and teams where requested, to facilitate alignment of science or policy/strategy-related activities within BBSRC and wider UKRI
  • Supporting PSE or other BBSRC domains in other policy-relevant activities when required.

Organization Description

UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at www.ukri.org.


The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) invests in world-class bioscience research and training on behalf of the UK public. Our aim is to further scientific knowledge, to promote economic growth, wealth and job creation and to improve quality of life in the UK and beyond.

Funded by Government, we support research and training in universities and strategically funded institutes. BBSRC research and the people we fund are helping society to meet major challenges, including food security, green energy and healthier, longer lives. Our investments underpin important UK economic sectors, such as farming, food, industrial biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

For more information about BBSRC, our science and our impact see: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk

For more information about BBSRC strategically funded institutes see:http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/institutes

Shortlisting and Interview Criteria


  • Educated to Bachelor degree level in a biological sciences or related subject, and/or equivalent relevant experience
  • Good organisational skills: able to plan and prioritise a varied workload and ensure that work meets deadlines, whilst remaining flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and demands
  • Good communication skills, with ability to:
    • Analyse, interpret and summarise information from a range of sources
    • Write well-structured and clearly articulated documents aimed at internal and external audiences
    • Interpret and summarise primary and secondary data and information and use graphics and images to support the narrative
    • Design and deliver presentations to internal and external audience using a range of media.
  • Good interpersonal skills and effective team worker with ability to:
    • Establish and maintain good working relationships with others (internally and externally) and work well with colleagues at all levels to ensure work is completed
    • Respond to questions and deal with complex arguments, assisting colleagues where necessary
    • Work calmly in tight deadline scenarios
    • Think and work creatively to tackle problems and challenges
    • Show initiative and judgement within given constraints; ask for and give help when needed
    • Genuine interest in the aims and objectives of BBSRC
    • Competent in using standard Microsoft Office applications.


  • Master degree or PhD in a biological sciences or related subject
  • Experience of developing policy or strategy in a science or research-related context
  • Understanding of the landscape for UK and international bioscience research
  • Knowledge of the UK funding system for research and innovation
  • Interest in science policy development
  • Ability to identify, analyse and take account of emerging social, political and environmental trends that might impact on the work of the Policy team.

UKRI supports research in areas that include animal health, agriculture and food security, and bioscience for health which includes research on animals, genetic modification and stem cell research. Whilst you may not have direct involvement in this type of research, you should consider whether this conflicts with your personal values or beliefs.
To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process on all individuals that are offered a position with UKRI. This will include a security check and an extreme organisations affiliation check.

Limited parking subject to waiting list.
Employee Benefits
UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aims to provide a pay and reward package that motivates staff to the best of their ability. The reward and benefit package includes a flexible working scheme, an excellent Defined Benefit pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.
Developing Talent
We are committed to developing employees in their roles throughout their career. Learning and development plans enable employees to continue their professional development through training and development opportunities such as e-learning, classroom training and on-the-job experiences. We encourage our employees to share their learning across teams and organisations.
Equal Opportunities
We strive to make decisions based on individual merit and ability. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and promote equality of opportunity in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. As holders of Disability Confident Employer status, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

As this job does not fulfil the Home Office Code of Practice criterion for obtaining sponsored migrant worker status we will be unable to apply for sponsorship for anyone not eligible to work in the UK. At interview, all shortlisted candidates are required to bring with them identification documents and original documents that prove they hold or can obtain the right to work in the UK. You can check your eligibility here: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y.
Online applications only. Please submit a covering letter and CV ensuring that the IRC reference is included in the filename description of each document uploaded. Please note that failure to address the above criteria or submitted without a covering letter may result in your application not being considered.

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As one of the leading companies in United Kingdom, BBSRC offers variety of opportunities for employees to grow and make them as future leaders of the professional and disciplined. BBSRC also offers a dynamic work environment in order to encourage employees to give optimally, and at the same time, you are able to learn new skills and knowledge through the company programs.

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