Oak National Academy

Policy & Public Affairs Manager

Join Oak National Academy as they are looking for a Policy & Public Affairs Manager


  • Manage relationships and inputs with important  stakeholders across the education, political and commercial sectors

  • Work with partners to develop and fulfil Oak’s role within the curriculum and education policy landscape 

  • Write speeches, presentations, briefings and public papers to communicate Oak’s role and impact 

  • Continuous improvement of Oak’s external monitoring, stakeholder engagement and policy work

  • Deputise for the Head of External Relations and take on other general responsibilities as required

  • As a member of the Oak Team, contribute to the planning and culture of the organisation

  • Work in cross-functional and product-oriented squads with colleagues from across the organisation, as required

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • 4+ years holding responsibility for the improvement of policy or  stakeholder relations

  • Extensive knowledge of the education landscape and policy agenda

  • A skilled communicator, able to analyse, distil and convey complex information succinctly and build positive relationships with external stakeholders

  • Organised and detail oriented

The successful candidate will have a desire to contribute in all areas to ensure Oak is successful. You will be comfortable working at pace and you will continuously look at ways that the team can work more smartly. You will be excellent at working as part of a remote team, building relationships and managing your time effectively.