Senior Policy Advisor

RIBA 1834
London (Greater)
c£42,000pa (based on experience)
29 Sep 2022
06 Oct 2022
Job (Function)
Contract Type
Full Time

Be part of the vision; be part of the RIBA.

The RIBA is a global professional membership body, and a cultural organisation, driving excellence in architecture.

Salary: c£42,000pa (based on experience)

Location: 66 Portland Place, London (hybrid - currently two days at the London office)

Hours: 35 hours per week – full time permanent

Why Join us?

Our Benefits:

The RIBA offers an amazing employee benefits package which includes (a) a generous pension scheme with employer contributions (up to 12%), (b) life assurance, (c) annual leave of 26.5 days plus bank holidays, paid closure of 3.5 discretionary days between Christmas and New Year and a half-day for Christmas Shopping plus a season ticket loan. For more details on our benefits click here

Hybrid Working/Remote Working

We offer a flexible working arrangement with hybrid working between home and or London office, with 2 days in the office per week and flexibility regarding the rest of the week.

About the Role

We’re seeking a dynamic, organised and collaborative Senior Policy Advisor to join our policy and public affairs team. The Senior Policy Advisor will be responsible for designing and delivering a policy programme that feeds into long and short-term policy priorities including sustainability, building safety, housing and planning.

No two days will be the same, but you can expect to:

  • Commission or conduct new research and assist with communication and production of material for publication.
  • Deliver projects and policy consultation work with input from RIBA’s expert members.
  • Provide expertise on your core areas of policy responsibility and feed into briefing materials, speeches, articles and press responses.
  • Identify opportunities to engage with the public policy debate through activity in parliament, the media and the wider sector.
  • Use detailed policy knowledge to provide policy context to assist the development contact programme with MPs, Peers, Ministers, civil servants and key stakeholder organisations.
  • Interpret and communicate the impacts of political developments to the sector and vice versa.

Wondering what we are looking for?

  • If you have a track record of successful policy development and research, experience of influencing policy to effect change and excellent written and spoken communication and project management skills – this role is for you.
  • A good understanding of policy processes and how bodies like the RIBA can influence the policy making process will also be essential for success in this role.
  • Experience or interest in built environment policy an advantage but not essential.

If you would like to apply for the position, please view the full job description below (found at 'supporting documents') and submit your CV and covering letter using the form below. Additionally, please ensure that you complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which will be submitted separate from your application

Closing date: Thursday 6 October 2022
Interview date: To be confirmed 

The RIBA aims to be an inclusive employer, committed to developing a varied and mixed workforce where all are encouraged to be themselves. We value applications from all sections of society and welcome requests for flexible working across our organisation.

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