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Multiverse • London

Head of Policy (12 month contract)

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

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Job Description

We’re on a mission to provide equitable access to economic opportunity, for everyone.

We close critical skill gaps in the workforce through a new kind of apprenticeship that combines work and learning. We begin by recognizing high-potential individuals both inside and outside of a company's current workforce and then we create applied, guided and equitable learning programs, with measurable impact. Because we believe the world needs a better way to match its potential.

We work with over 1,500 leading companies including the likes of Microsoft, Citi and Just Eat to help solve their business-critical problems, and we’ve trained over 16,000 professional apprentices in the tech and data skills of the future. This is made possible by our global team who are driven to achieve a mission that matters, together.

Join Multiverse and help us set a new course for work.

We are looking for an exceptional Head of Policy and Public Affairs for a 12 month fixed-term contract. This person will lead the policy conversation around apprenticeships in the UK, creating the conditions necessary for apprenticeships to thrive.

You’ll be our most persuasive advocate with UK policy makers and our trusted expert on the opportunities policy can create for the business.

In the run up to a general election, you’ll be tasked with establishing and advocating for Multiverse’s position on apprenticeship regulation, ensuring we are having conversations with the right stakeholders across the political spectrum.

You will bring external knowledge to internal business decisions and ensure that key executive stakeholders are kept up to date with information that will impact the business.

Role deliverables:

  • Work with policy makers, think tanks and like-minded organisations to define and raise awareness for apprenticeships in general, and Multiverse in particular

  • Establish a clear strategy and process to establishing an internal Multiverse position on a variety of regulatory issues relating to apprenticeships in the run up to a general election

  • Advocate for the policies of a technical and regulatory nature that will create the environment for greater apprenticeship adoption, both for employers and prospective apprentice candidates

  • Lead on bringing an external policy perspective to company decision making, from product design to regional market expansion

  • Manage an external agency

About you:

  • You are passionate about apprenticeships and their capacity for opening up access to great careers

  • You are able to demonstrate a track record of success in policy and public affairs in a UK political context

  • You will likely have 5+ years in a policy, public affairs or advocacy role, including demonstrable impact in a commercial, start-up or agency enviornment

  • You communicate with clarity and simplicity to a wide range of audiences - as comfortable speaking to early career apprentices as experienced policy makers

  • An action orientated advocate, able to connect public policy with business value

  • An enthusiast for data driven analysis, most comfortable with making arguments that are rooted in facts and logic.


Benefits

  • Time off - 27 days holiday, plus 7 additional days off: 1 life event day, 2 volunteer days and 4 company-wide wellbeing days and 8 bank holidays per year

  • Hybrid & remote work offering - with weekly visits to the London office and the opportunity to work abroad 45 days a year

  • Team fun - weekly socials, company wide events and office snacks!

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We’re an equal opportunities employer. And proud of it. Every applicant and employee is afforded the same opportunities regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. This will never change.

Safeguarding

All posts in Multiverse involve some degree of responsibility for safeguarding. Successful applicants are required to complete a Disclosure Form from the Disclosure and Barring Service ("DBS") for the position. Failure to declare any convictions (that are not subject to DBS filtering) may disqualify a candidate for appointment or result in summary dismissal if the discrepancy comes to light subsequently.

Company benefits

Health insurance – cover provided by Bupa
Work from anywhere scheme – work for up to 45 days/year abroad
27 days annual leave + bank holidays
Gym membership
Enhanced sick pay
Volunteer days – 2 days/year
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Company shutdown periods
Mental health days
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Meditation space
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Life insurance
Salary sacrifice
Share options
Hackathons
Lunch and learns
Employee discounts
M-powered days - Company wide wellbeing days where the whole company shuts down once per quarter.
Location
88%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
75%
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
75%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
62%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
69%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
83%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Multiverse

Company employees

800

Gender diversity (male:female)

45:55

Office locations

London, New York & Remote

Funding levels

$414M

Hiring Countries

Denmark
United Kingdom
United States

Awards & Achievements

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Flexa100 2024
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Industry awards 2023
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Flexa100 2023

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