Technical Policy Consultant

Ref: ZR_6615_JOB  ·  Posted on 04 January 2022

Introduction

Our client is seeking a Technical Policy consultant in their Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology domains.

The successful candidate will be given significant responsibility for client-facing work from day one conducting extensive research and business analysis liaising with multiple stakeholders to produce key recommendations, update existing policies and introduce appropriate best practices.

Key responsibilities
  • Working with clients to figure out where we can help.
  • Identify and engage with appropriate stakeholders to assess requirements and produce new research and thought-provoking material.
  • Review, update and write technical policy, communications plans, processes, service levels and work instructions.
  • Influence stakeholders to introduce appropriate best practice.
  • Overseeing or undertaking user research, data analysis and horizon scanning.
  • Collaborating across the company to gather thought leadership for integration into client facing work and white papers.
  • Working with markets and bid teams to shape tender responses and produce high quality content and documentation.
  • Developing your own knowledge and understanding of consulting skills and client markets, whilst supporting the development of others in the team around you.
Skills & experience
  • Articulate with a passion for supporting and driving digital change.
  • Persuasive and politically astute; able to collaborate with and positively influence stakeholders.
  • Strategic enterprise and business awareness; able to identify a client’s strategic intent and create enabling products.
  • Analytical ability to collate, structure and organise data to draw key insights.
  • Technical, Service or business analysis, technical research, legislation and standards research.
  • Stakeholder and relationship management (including facilitation of workshops /discussions).
  • Editing and proofreading documentation.
  • Planning and research; drawing on academia, public and private sector best practice, legislative standards, and futures thought leadership studies.

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Proven technical acumen in some of the relevant subject matter areas:
  • Information Technology
  • Safety
  • Security
  • Cyber
  • Systems Infrastructure
  • Business enterprise
  • Commercial
  • Financial
  • Legal
  • Familiarity with key frameworks or standards related to subject matter area (i.e. NIST & ISO 27001 applicable to cyber security, JSP 440 & JSP 601 applicable to Defence, ISO 9000 applicable to quality management systems).

Relevant technical qualifications:

  • Experience in a technical assurance or quality assurance.
  • Experience in research establishments.
  • Think tank experience.
  • Thought leadership.
  • Publications editing.

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

Part-time opportunities/flexible working is available to suit individual needs.

Additional benefits
  • Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance – Life assurance will be 4 x salary for new starters, whether or not they are in a pension scheme.
  • Holidays – Basic entitlement 25 days with option to buy an additional 15 days or to sell 5 days.
  • Income Protection – All annual salaried UK employees who are aged between 16 to state pension age except casual employees who are hourly paid.
  • Professional Fees – Annual subscription reimbursed for membership of a professional body relevant to your role with the client.
  • Season Ticket Loan – All UK employees are eligible on successful completion of their probationary period.
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