Two policy jobs – Alzheimer’s Research UK and IFS

Take a look at these two roles for insight into what ‘policy’ means.

‘The Policy Officer will contribute to the development and implementation of the policy function for the charity. The role may include work in Westminster and Whitehall and elsewhere in the UK. The position will play a key part in the development of a credible and comprehensive policy base for ARUK that will help the charity achieve clarity of approach as it works towards defeating dementia.’



‘Right from the start, new researchers can expect to be involved in all aspects of research projects – from empirical analysis to writing final reports and giving presentations. IFS has a strong record in training excellent social scientists, some of whom build a long career at IFS while others go on to use the skills they acquired at IFS to good effect in the civil service, the media and academia.’

Or is public sector management more your thing?

Then you’ll probably know already that the NHS Management Training scheme is now open.

See my previous post for a ppt that lists many other possible public sector schemes.

They say:

Applications are now open for the highly-rated NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme. Choose from four specialist routes, depending on your career interests: finance, health informatics, human resources and general management. Whichever route you choose, you’ll benefit from excellent career prospects, and thorough preparation for a successful career in the NHS – one of the largest employers in Europe.

Throughout the scheme you’ll undertake practical placements that develop your skills and experience, alongside study for professional qualifications in your chosen field. At the end of the scheme (which lasts for two and a half years if you’re on the finance route or two years for all other routes) you’ll have built a network of valuable contacts and a full CV that demonstrates your employability.

But it isn’t just the job prospects that make the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme so popular. The scheme has fantastic retention rates as benchmarked by the Association of Graduate Recruiters and you can find our trainees throughout the NHS in senior roles, including our current Chief Executive.

You can see why for yourself on our Facebook page with real career timelines and by asking questions to our current and past trainees.’

Come and have a chat with me about your application and the psychometric testing you’ll have to go through.