BESA Policy Analyst

BESA Policy Analyst


£27,000 - £30,000 depending on experience

Date Ending

January 31, 2022



About the role:

We need an enthusiastic, articulate individual to join our team and take on this pivotal role. Working closely with the Directors of BESA and the marketing team, this role requires someone with an active interest in education and the workings of Westminster, to monitor, digest and communicate policy developments to the team, our members and stakeholders.


Detailed duties and responsibilities:

  • Daily monitoring of Parliament, Government Departments and Devolved Administrations
  • In-depth analysis of political developments and policy dossiers in the UK to provide advice for BESA and our members and to shape future lobbying work;
  • Researching and drafting briefing papers for Directors, members and the BESA team
  • Social media work, including tweeting and blogging
  • Writing a policy update for the weekly newsletter
  • Writing articles and speeches
  • Representing BESA at meetings with external stakeholders
  • Acting as BESA liaison for the EdTech and Education APPGs
  • Supporting the wider marketing and comms activities with messaging and insight

The candidates should fulfil the following criteria:

  • 2-3 years of relevant experience in public affairs and policy
  • A relevant degree or equivalent in political sciences, law, education, or communications (we may also consider CVs from current students)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy across all areas of work
  • A working understanding of Parliamentary structures, committees and processes
  • Good news sense and awareness of wider political context
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and to prioritise and manage deadlines
  • A willingness to learn


The package:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Training budget and support for lifelong learners
  • Performance related bonus scheme
  • Wellness activities
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Social activities
  • Dynamic office in Shoreditch
  • The role is a permanent position with a three-month probationary period


Estimated start date: Immediate, although notice periods are fully taken into account.


To apply: send CV and covering letter to Julia Garvey, Deputy Director General –  julia@besa.org.uk.

Applications will only be considered when accompanied by a covering letter outlining your interest in the role, and why you would like to work at BESA.