National Policy Manager

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BSI
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London, United Kingdom

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This is an exciting opportunity as National Policy Manager to join our Policy Team in Knowledge Solutions.

To provide policy input on issues concerning government policy and standards, primarily with regard to designated standards, along with research and communications.

To manage the Policy team interest in matters relating to compliance with key requirements that form the basis of the National Standards Body and BSI’s formal requirements as a member of CEN and CENELEC.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • To develop and maintain BSI’s policy lines relating to UK government regulatory standards policy (primarily designated standards), and to provide policy documents and briefs in support of the views of BSI and UK stakeholders

  • To engage relevant UK stakeholders on policy issues and work with them to develop BSI’s positions relating to government

  • To represent BSI at meetings and events, particularly with government officials and with trade bodies

  • To act as an interface between BSI and government around designated standards

  • To provide a policy watch function relating to development in UK regulation (GB and NI) and EU regulation, with a particular focus on issues around divergence and convergence

  • To answer questions and to research issues, often at short notice, from UK government on standards issues, and to deliver analysis and briefings on standards and government issues

  • To perform specific research tasks on government policy and standards

  • To manage the Policy team’s inputs and responses to compliance and audit matters such as BS 0 process, CEN-CENELEC membership audit

  • To support the work of the Standards Policy and Strategy Committee

  • To manage projects for research, consultancy and events

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Policy skills for research, analysis, reporting, developing positions, making recommendations

  • An understanding of the role of BSI as the UK’s National Standards Body, standards and their role in the economy

  • Knowledge of relationship between standards and regulation (New Approach/New Legislative Framework)

  • Experience in developing and implementing strategy

  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to assimilate complex documents from multiple sources

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Experience of auditing or a legal background beneficial

  • Excellent interpersonal skills: able to confidently engage with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, to include technical subject-matter experts and senior executives.

  • Excellent communication skills: able to deliver information to audiences effectively and professionally.

  • Excellent persuading skills: able to build cogent arguments and deliver effectively

  • To be self-motivated, and a self-starter, with a drive to deliver

Our Excellence Behaviours: Client-centric, Agile, Collaborative. These three behaviours represent how we do things at BSI. They help us ensure that BSI is a great place to work and a highly successful business.

BSI is conducting face-to-face interviews where appropriate and possible. If you are invited to a face-to-face interview but feel more comfortable with conducting the interview virtually, please speak to a member of our recruitment team.


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