Senior Policy Analyst
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Focus of the Role
The Tony Blair Institute (TBI) is a purpose-driven, not-for-profit organisation, with a mission to equip leaders to build open, prosperous and inclusive societies. We believe that politics done well has the power to transform lives. When governments work well, they are able to create economic and social change in a way that promotes fairness, social justice and opportunity. We are optimists, and we work relentlessly to support leaders and governments with the challenges they face: giving them practical solutions and actionable insights, that once implemented, can be transformative for their people.
We do this within two connected divisions:
Our Advisory Practice works directly with political leaders and governments around the world to implement reforms that improve the lives of their citizens. It has both non-profit partners and a client base and its outputs cover a range of disciplines and projects across countries in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South Asia. We are currently in a rapid expansion phase from c. 18 countries at present, to 30 by December 2022.
Our Policy Futures work encompasses three broad areas:
· Renewing the Centre: developing a bold and innovative domestic policy programme to help renew the centre ground of British politics;
· Tech and Public Policy: exploring the policy challenges and opportunities presented by the technological revolution; and
· Extremism Policy Unit: creating solutions designed to tackle the threat of extremist ideologies in the UK and around the world.
As an organisation, the core beliefs we all embrace are:
· Open and Progressive: you’ll believe in the value of teamwork
· Bold and Pragmatic: you’ll approach everything you do with integrity and authenticity
· Optimistic Changemaker: you’ll be focused on results
Technology has revolutionised many areas of our lives; but governments and public services have lagged behind. Tech presents the opportunity to provide radically better and more efficient public services to improve people’s lives; and ultimately, renew peoples’ trust and confidence in democracy. To do this we need to reconfigure the role of the state, imagine more responsive and accountable modes of government, and develop new models for designing and delivering its core functions, like protecting communities, and making sure people can fulfil their potential.
The post holder will help deliver our mission to develop politically actionable policy and strategy. Based in San Francisco, they will help us to reflect North American, US and Silicon Valley perspectives in our work on global policy challenges and solutions. They will report to the Digital Government Policy Lead (SF) and work closely with other members of the Unit and the wider policy community at the Institute.
The key objectives for the role are to:
Develop radical, actionable policy solutions to reform the state and public services, based on high-quality research and robust analysis
Contribute to our strategic vision for a progressive approach to tech-enabled government, and
Communicate and promote our work with key decision makers through a wide range of outputs and activities
The post holder will:
Work under the direction of a policy lead
Be responsible for delivering defined policy products
Participate in discussions with external stakeholders to inform our work
The following criteria must be met:
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or equivalent practical experience
3+ years’ experience in public policy, consulting or relevant profession
Track record of managing work and achieving outstanding results
Excellent written and spoken communication skills
Excellent interpersonal and networking skills
The following is also desirable:
Experience of govtech/digital government in either the public or private sector
Experience or expertise in delivering public services (education, law and order, welfare)
About The Institute
TBI believes embracing diversity and inclusion make us a better place to work. It’s our goal to reflect everyone in society and we actively welcome applications from individuals and groups who are under-represented in the workplace. We celebrate difference be it ethnicity, religion, age, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.
We will only ever assess you on your abilities and fit for a role. We’re happy to discuss any adjustments you need to ensure a level playing field during recruitment and, if you're successful, discuss any adjustments you might need to thrive in your role.