Vacancy: Senior Policy Officer (Research, Innovation & Health) – Maternity Cover

We have a maternity leave cover vacancy in our team for a Senior Policy Officer, leading on Research, Innovation and Health. As the successful applicant, you will work in an exciting role at the heart of higher education policy and across multiple areas of expertise, with a strong focus on universities’ research, innovation and knowledge exchange and health policy issues.

You will have a strong ability for assimilating and summarising large amounts of evidence, understanding members’ and stakeholders’ priorities, and developing policy proposals that can influence our key audiences. You will have the capacity to be authoritative and persuasive in your presentation to senior audiences within and outside Universities Scotland.

This is a fixed-term maternity cover position for one year. Whilst this has been advertised as a full time position, flexible working and secondment may be considered.

Please send a covering letter and CV to The submission deadline is midday on 5 May 2020.

Interviews are expected to take place on 21 May 2020 at our offices in Edinburgh, or virtually, depending on public health guidance.

Location: Edinburgh

Salary: £33,916 to £38,815 per annum.

Post type: Full Time, 1 year Maternity Leave Cover

Closing Date: Tuesday 5 May 2020

Reference: US01020

Full Job Description and Person Specification is available here.