Head of Policy, Wellbeing

The Royal Society
London plus hybrid working
£61,506 - £76,882
Closing date
15 Sep 2022

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The Royal Society is seeking a Head of Policy, Wellbeing who can build on our significant body of work and take it forward in an ever-changing context of policy debate and scientific development.

You will be an experienced leader with a substantial career in science policy, ideally focused on the life and or environmental sciences. You will enjoy exceptional visibility and variety and must have the experience and credibility to represent the Society externally and to network with influencers and decision-makers at senior levels.

The Science Policy team as a whole comprises around 35 staff working across a range of themes and policy areas, according to scientific and policy priorities. It works closely with several other Royal Society teams to deliver its objectives, as well as with other academies, learned societies, funding agencies, civil servants and Parliamentarians, NGOs and the private sector. It undertakes a wide range of analysis and influencing activities, including the delivery of major reports and shorter statements, the creation and deployment of influential networks, skilful use of the Society’s media channels, and well-founded programmes of events.

The Royal Society has achieved significant impact and influence through its programme of work on wellbeing policy. The evidence produced and the discussions convened have been consistently well-received by those with the power to make a difference.

Reports to: Chief Science Policy Officer

Line manages: Team of six and several fixed-term placements

Location:6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG (with an expected blend of in-office and at-home working)

Hours: Full time, 35 hours a week

Pay band: F

Salary: £61,506 - £76,882

Closing date: 12 August 2022 at 23:59 pm 


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