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Our Client:

A national charity and membership association.

Job Description:

Our client is seeking an interim Policy and Research Manager to be responsible for successful development and delivery of our policy positions, as well as effective commissioning and dissemination of research for policy impact and raising public profile.

You will:

  • Oversee the, development, implementation and evaluation of our client’s UK-wide policy;
  • Developing, drafting and delivering research proposals and commissioning external research;
  • Develop strong networks and relationship building with external bodies such as government departments, think tanks, research and disabled people’s organisation and others, to strengthen our influencing role and be a thought leader in the sector;
  • Contribute towards the leadership of the Policy and Research Team including delegated aspects of performance management, management of respective budgets, and the delivery of high quality, timely policy work;
  • Be an active member of the Policy and Campaigns Team Management Team, offering regular advice and guidance about the wider team’s strategic direction, priorities and delivery and be jointly responsible for the team’s delivery and development;
  • Ensure disabled people are always at the heart of research, policy development and wider influencing work.

Essential skills:

  • Highly motivated individual able to work collaboratively across teams, or individually to deliver results;
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and influencing policy which has successfully shaped national and/or local legislation, policy or practice;
  • Demonstrable experience of using and communicating policy research for impactful campaigns;
  • Demonstrable experience of involving end users in the co-creation and development of policy;
  • Good understanding or demonstrable experience of the workings of Government and Whitehall;
  • Demonstrable line management and staff development experience.

To Apply

Please apply by way of CV to Sarah Smith by clicking on the Apply button below. When applying please quote reference ‘271/18/PubAffairs’.

Processes are ongoing, and appointments will be made as soon as suitable candidates are identified and interviewed. You are encouraged to get in touch ASAP.

Your application will be reviewed by Michael Page. Please be aware we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview.

Apply online

  • Fill out the short form below and upload your CV.

Closing date

The closing date for applications for this post is 11:59pm on Monday 6th August 2018