• Senior Policy Manager

    UK-Chiswick, London
    Contract Type
    Perm Full-Time
    From £40,000 per annum (depending on experience)
  • The Opportunity

    As the global footprint of BSI, as the UK’s National Standards Body, continues to grow, the importance of BSI’s international policy activities increases.  BSI plays an influential role in the international and European standards bodies ISO, IEC, CEN and CENELEC, representing the views of its stakeholders in the UK.


    Through engaging with and working collaboratively with other national members, BSI has taken a lead role in defining the future strategy of these organizations.  To meet the evolving needs of the UK, it is essential that the important role that BSI plays is further strengthened in the future.   The Senior Policy Manager will play a key role in delivering this objective.


    To lead the development of BSI commercial and digital policy.  To promote, support and lead initiatives internally and in the International and European fora which meet the strategic goals of BSI.


    To support the Director of Standards and the Director of Standards Policy in the the review and BSI position on the financial policies of the International and European Standards Organizations.     

    To make an effective contribution to the influence and profile of the UK and BSI, and advance the interests of the UK and BSI internationally.


    We carefully consider agile ways of working that allow for the best impact for our employees and clients. If the working pattern you are looking for is not specifically indicated below, we are happy to discuss further.

    About BSI

    BSI is the UK’s National Standards Body.  Working with more than 10,500 experts who represent business and industry, academia, researchers, consumers, regulators and other interested stakeholders, BSI shapes more than 2,000 standards every year.  BSI’s standards are a statement of best practice, they improve the quality and reliability of products and services, enhance consumer protection and confidence, they help to achieve economies and efficiencies, and facilitate trade. 


    BSI works collaboratively with national standards bodies around the world to ensure the effectiveness of international standards organizations and to take a lead role on international thought leadership and international standards development initiatives.   BSI is a member of, and key influencer in, the International and European Standards Organizations developing positions and briefings on all policy issues, from the detailed technical policies to shaping the future direction of these organizations.


    BSI is recruiting an experienced Senior Policy Manager to develop, support and lead commercial, digital and financial policy initiatives.

    About You

    • Experienced policy development and delivery
    • Excellent strategic thinking, and delivery planning
    • Knowledge and understanding of competition law and sales policies
    • Understanding of the changing digital environment
    • Basic understanding of financial management accounting
    • Awareness of the role of standards in the economy and society
    • An understanding of BSI’s role as the UK’s national standards body
    • Excellent interpersonal skills commensurate with relationship building at all levels of an organization including the most senior in the international arena
    • Experience of working in multi-cultural, international environments
    • Excellent networking and influencing skills
    • Ability to plan, prioritise and deliver in a complex environment
    • Excellent analytical skills and ability to assimilate complex documents and deliver effective arguments
    • Excellent project management and communication skills
    • To be self-motivated, and a self-starter, with a drive to deliver

    What we offer


    We offer a highly competitive starting salary, 27 days annual leave with the opportunity to increase this to 30 days, company-paid private medical insurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your life-style. 




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