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Policy Advisor Senior Executive Officer (SEO)

Cabinet Office
£37,300 - £40,248
Closing date
8 Aug 2021

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Policy & Research
Full Time
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Use your drive and expertise to develop policies with society-wide impact

About us

Arm’s Length Bodies are vital to the smooth running of everyday life. But more than this; from advisory like the Boundary Commission for Scotland to museums like the V&A, leisure such as Sport England to education through Ofsted – these organisations are crucial to our efforts in levelling up the country and boosting our recovery from the pandemic.

If you have a passion for government and good governance, this could be a career-defining challenge. The Cabinet Office’s Public Bodies Programme provides support and training to non-executive directors who sit on ALB boards. When you consider they together lead over 300,000 people, this is work with an impact on every facet of society.

About the role

Based in our new second HQ in Glasgow, your focus will on improving the capability and capacity of the senior boards that govern ALBs and the departmental sponsor teams who look after them.

In practice, that will mean developing policies and guidance on our relationships with ALBs, advising them on a range of matters. You’ll also be involved in improving their knowledge and skills, for example we deliver inductions to non-executive board member to help them hit the ground running. It is fast paced, interesting and ever-changing work, with lots of potential for career advancement.

About You

It is a role that calls for some policy experience – a background in ALBs would be useful but is by no means essential. It is your passion for the work, flexible approach, natural team skills and confidence working with senior figures that will mark you out.


We offer a range of benefits including the Civil Service Pension, and the Glasgow office is a stunning new space in which to make the most of our structured professional development and grow your expertise. However, the real attraction here is providing the leaders of important organisations with the knowledge and skills to be successful.

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 8th August 2021


The Office of the Third Sector (OTS) was created to help develop an environment that enables the whole of the third sector to thrive and fulfil its potential contribution to society, economy and the environment.

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