Head of Policy Network – MOIN USA

Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 16th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £44,737 - £52,764 Per annum
  • REF: 1874690
  • Closes: 18th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) is a department within UCL and part of The Bartlett faculty, known internationally for its radical thinking about space, design and sustainability. The work of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) is influencing global policy decisions and creating new policy collaborations to deliver public value-driven innovations.

UCLs Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) is seeking a Head of Policy Network to manage the Mission-Oriented Innovation Network (MOIN USA). MOIN brings together a network of public organisations including state investment banks, innovation agencies and other public, private and third sector organisations with a strong sense of public purpose.

Key Requirements

The ideal candidate for the post is someone who has experience in forming and hosting policy networks, working with public organisations, with particular emphasis on innovation from a multi-disciplinary lens. This post is London based and the successful candidate will have ideally experience also with international collaborations in a policy setting (e.g., health, environment, digital).

The key attributes for this role are excellent leadership and analytical skills for both research and policy, designing and managing partner networks and projects, designing and delivering policy advice, strong and engaging presentation and communication skills, and experience and success in partnership building.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

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If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or about the application process, or would like to discuss the position, please contact Dr Tania Alcantarilla (t.alcantarilla@ucl.ac.uk).

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We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

18 Mar 2021

Latest time for the submission of applications


Interview date

w/c 19 April 2021

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