The Defence Policy Adviser plays a key role in representing and supporting the UK’s defence industry. Managing critical policy issues and communicating industry positions to Government, this role helps to establish defence policy priorities and ensures they are supported by a strong evidential base.
The Defence Policy Adviser leads policy research, development, and communication on defence matters; supports ADS Defence Committees; and participates in and supports Joint Industry/MoD Committees. Working across ADS teams, they will provide timely analysis and advice to senior ADS colleagues and member companies on the industrial contribution of UK Defence.
The role directly reports to the Director of Policy.
The Skills & Competencies
- Strong cross-functional collaborator and excellent communicator.
- Strong analytical and creative thinking on policy issues.
- Well-developed advocacy, writing and analytical skills.
- Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
- Demonstrated experience in working with all levels of Industry and Government.
- The ability to work to tight deadlines, and flexibility to take on additional responsibilities as required.
- Accurate and consistent with attention to detail.
- Outgoing personality, responsive and able to work with diverse and dynamic team.
- Strong organisational skills, effective time management, multi-tasking, and action oriented.
- A good understanding of defence policy and the defence industry.
- General understanding of the work of all ADS sectors.
The Contract & Benefits
Contract; Permanent, fulltime role, Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week
Location; Hybrid role working from the head office in London and home
Compensation: Competitive, depending on experience
Benefits; Bonus, pension, private health insurance, life insurance, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, 9-day fortnight, hybrid working, extended remote working, enhanced parental leave, 28 days annual leave, buy additional annual leave, long service additional annual leave
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