Knowledge and experience not essential
""Knowledge and experience of digital and data policy and/or the tech sector is desirable but not essential," the ad stated."
I'd say it was probably seen as actively undesirable. Otherwise they might show up the politicians and Oxbridge classics scholars who make these decisions and policies as utterly clueless and incompetent. And we couldn't tolerate that could we, by risking the dangerous introduction of a smidgen of knowledge and experience into the organisatiom.