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Policy Advisor CV Template + Tips and Download

author Sobhan Mohmand, Career Expert         date 1 Apr 2021

Tip: Use the Policy Advisor CV Template below as an example to help you write your own personal and fully-tailored CV.

Brian Butler

16 Bellfield Road
Mob: 079 4357 6784       Email: [email protected]

Personal profile statement

I am a responsible, articulate and motivated Policy Advisor with a variety of skills and experience ranging from governmental policy making to business. I have strong written and verbal skills with over two years experience of writing for various purposes, including briefings, minutes, correspondence and legislation. I possess the natural ability to develop good working relationships with others both inside and outside of the organisation that I work for. In my current job at JP Consultancy, I am working directly with government officials to advise them on various matters, allowing me to influence public policy. My career objective is to develop expertise in policy, governance and communications that assists in achieving humanitarian and development outcomes.


  • Working with and supporting officials from the upper echelons of power
  • Over two years of experience in policy research and consultancy


2011 – 2014BA Business and ManagementUniversity of ReadingGrade achieved: 2:1

Relevant Modules:

  • Markets, Marketing and Strategy
  • Business Statistics
  • Assurance, Governance and Ethics
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Strategic Management of Work and Human Resources

2009 – 2011
Results: Business: A IT: A English: B
A LevelsHawthorn College
2002 – 2009
Results: 10 GCSEs at Grades A*-C.
GCSEsStafford Secondary School

Work experience

Nov 2014 – PresentPolicy Advisor         JP Consultancy

Main duties performed:

  • Conducting research and giving advice and recommendations on various topics, including domestic policy, current legislation, politics, taxation, business processes and environmental issues
  • Drafting, supporting and negotiating corporate and governmental policies
  • Writing clear and concise reports, statements and formal documents
  • Producing briefings on UK/EU policy documents and legislative texts
  • Writing speeches for civil servants
  • Negotiating agreements between clients and other third-party organisations
  • Liaising with solicitors, barristers and civil servants face-to-face, by phone and in writing
  • Booking consultation rooms and organising meetings with clients
  • Delegating tasks to other members of staff when required
  • Attending weekly team meetings and contributing ideas

Jan 2014 – Oct 2014Researcher           Info Untangled

Main duties performed:

  • Performing qualitative research with a specific focus on the financial markets
  • Writing clear, concise and relevant reports to aid policy development
  • Presenting of research findings via presentations to a broad range of audiences
  • Designing and carrying out literature reviews and referencing
  • Advising on issues related to business methodology and ethics


  • Effective Policy Making – Civil Service College
  • Understanding the UK Legal System – CSC
  • Level 3 Leadership and Management – ILM


  • Strategic change: I comprehensively advise on strategic change, policy and reform that result in a positive impact for the government, businesses and individuals.
  • Drafting policy: I have successfully drafted, supported and negotiated corporate and governmental policies.
  • Interpersonal skills: I am a credible and diplomatic professional with a proven track record of building productive business relationships using influence and negotiation.
  • Technical abilities: I am experienced in using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and web-based analytical programs.

Hobbies and interests

I enjoy spending my spare time keeping up to date with the latest developments in politics, business and current affairs.


Mr John Hunter
Senior Policy Advisor, JP Consultancy
Address: 7 Milk Rd, Exeter, EA48 5SL
Tel: 0885 5722 5679
Email: [email protected]
Mrs Anna Willingham
Consultant, Info Untangled
Address: 1 Villa St, London, LO3 8XL
Tel: 0770 5661 0004
Email: [email protected]

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  • Knowledgeable: A Policy Advisor should be someone who is well-grounded in all aspects of their job and have an outstanding and up-to-date knowledge of the law, business and current affairs. Your CV should clearly reflect that you are an authority to speak on these issues. One way to achieve this is by being more descriptive about your past work experiences. For example, instead of stating; “Advising government officials on various issues.” You should make it more specific; “Giving advice and recommendations on various topics, including domestic policy, current legislation, politics, taxation, business processes and environmental issues.

Good Luck!

Written by Sobhan Mohmand
Sobhan is a qualified Careers Advisor and Professional CV Writer with over 10 years of experience in helping job seekers get a job. He is a Member of the Careers Development Institute (CDI) and is listed on the official UK Register of Career Development Professionals. He holds a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (QCF).


    £27.000 – £47.000
    Degree and Work Experience
    37+ hours per week


  • Communication Skills
    Ability to effectively communicate complex ideas and concepts
  • Writing Skills
    Excellent writing skills to write clear and concise reports
  • Analytical Skills
    Examine information and propose solutions based on the findings
  • Diplomacy
    Using appropriate techniques to move others to action or to gain agreements
  • Specialist Knowledge
    Possessing sound and specialist knowledge of policy, legislation and business
  • Foresight
    Having a strong foresight for the direction in which things are going

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