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Senior Fellow for Education Policy

Location:
Head Office - United Kingdom
Careers Site Advertising End Date:
07 Jun 2018
About Tony Blair Institute for Global Change:
The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to making globalisation work for the many, not the few.

The Institute works to provide new thinking on policy and strategy to tackle the big challenges of global well-being in the twenty-first century:

  • Governance, and the institutions necessary to enjoy the benefits of a global economy and share them equitably among citizens.
  • Extremism, and the threat to the co-existence and cultural open-mindedness essential for social integration.
  • Conflict, and the entrenchment of sectarianism that paralyses progress, particularly in the Middle East.
  • Populism, and the in urgent need of a new progressive agenda among established democracies.

Renewing the Centre (RTC) is a research and public policy program within TBI that aims to address the long-term challenges to liberal democracy.

At RTC, we aim to formulate a new vision of globalization that maintains openness while responding to the economic, cultural, and political challenges that openness presents.

Our approach involves not only identifying the policies that can address voters’ discontent, but also developing strategies for communicating those policies across divided societies. By building new coalitions for reform, RTC aims to rekindle the politics of optimism across the liberal democratic world.

Focus of the Role:
RTC is looking for an Education Policy Fellow to join its core policy team. This role can be based in either London or Washington D.C.


RTC is interested in the intersection of education and liberal democracy. One focus of this work is economic: the future of labour markets in the age of automation, and the role of education in training workers for this new economy. Another focus is cultural: the development of new education programmes to shore up the values of liberal democracy and promote dialogue across a polarized society. 

Fellows are therefore expected to take a broad approach to education provision — focusing not only on technical challenges like quality and access, but also on political challenges of delivering education reform, expanding economic opportunity to underserved populations, and fortifying support for democracy, in turn.

The duties of the Education Policy Fellow include:

  • Develop a bold new vision and research agenda to address the diverse challenges of education provision in the twenty-first century. Examine the link between education and the rise of populism across national contexts and develop original policy solutions to help practicing politicians and western governments meet the populist challenge.
  • Write reports and briefs that communicate new frameworks, approaches, and policy solutions to these challenges.
  • Lead the public conversation on international developments in education policy and outcomes.
  • Work closely with RTC policy team to connect education with other strategic areas like technology and equitable growth.
  • Work with the Executive Director to disseminate the Centre’s policy solutions and engage the public.
  • Manage Junior Researchers
What We Look For in Our People:
Candidates must have both deep knowledge of the education policy space, and a broad view of the relationship between these policies and the international challenges to liberal democracy.  Qualifications include:
  • Being a leading expert in the education policy field, with a proven record of designing innovative and actionable policy solutions.
  • Extensive writing experience, for both policy and general audiences.
  • Extensive experience in government, think-tank work or academic research.
  • International orientation, familiar with the comparative politics of education.
  • Relevant advanced degrees.

How to apply

In order to apply you are required to complete an online application form which includes uploading your CV (no longer than 2 pages) and completing a 300 word personal statement explaining why you want to work at TBIGC and your suitability to the role. The deadline for this role is 7th June 2018, please apply before this date.

 

To apply please visit our website and apply through the careers portal: http://institute.global/work-us

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