CAPE is hiring a Policy Engagement Project Coordinator who will be based at the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) at the University of Cambridge, one of our CAPE partner institutes.
At CSaP, the Policy Engagement Project Coordinator for the CAPE project will run a scheme to coordinate 20 Policy Fellowships per year across the five universities, working with colleagues to identify policy professionals to recruit for meetings with academics, as well as academics for matching with meeting and secondment opportunities. The post holder will also deliver CSaP’s participation in a full range of CAPE activities, which will include workshops with policy partners, professional development sessions for academics and policy makers, and collaborative funding schemes for academic-policy interactions.
The successful candidate will have experience of working on complex projects with multiple stakeholders, within the University sector, in research and science policy, or in a public policy organisation. You should have an understanding of the public policy landscape, with experience in knowledge exchange. Experience of delivering and managing events, programme activities, and project reports on time and within budget are essential to this role. You should feel confident in your ability to communicate effectively and develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders. Strong IT skills, and the ability to work independently, use initiative, prioritising your work and that of others under pressure to meet deadlines are prerequisites for this role.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.
Centre for Science and Policy
The Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) works with a unique network of academics and decision-makers in government to improve the use of evidence and expertise in public policy. Our approach is based on addressing the questions which policy makers identify, and on building relationships characterised by mutual understanding, respect and trust between academic researchers and policy professionals. The Centre is administratively anchored in Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS).
Deadline: 19 August 2021