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I am recruiting a 12 month fixed term contract for Head of Policy and Research with a major charity.

You will:

  • Provide strategic and operational leadership to the Research & Policy team, including team and financial management;
  • Ensure we have robust and effective evidence across our policy areas and clearly and confidently present this data to different audiences in order to maximise our impact;
  • Use the evidence base and relationships with others to persuade and negotiate with other internal and external stakeholders on critical issues;
  • Develop policy positions and accompanying plans on strategic priority areas.

You will have:

  • Sustained experience gained within a health or social policy research and policy setting though other sectors will be considered;
  • Demonstrable evidence of having developed and delivered research and policy material to support campaigns, policy or service development;
  • Demonstrable evidence of influencing policy, including developing organisational policy positions and influencing government and other stakeholders;
  • Management experience and demonstration of management qualities;
  • Ability to project manage multiple complex, mixed-team projects over the short- and long-term;
  • Expertise in core research methodologies and experience of applying a range of research methodologies to research questions in health or social policy:
  • Effective interpersonal and team work skills enabling good communication with professionals, colleagues, service users, civil servants and academic contacts.

To Apply

Please apply by way of CV to Kas Rothwell by clicking on the Apply button below. When applying please quote the reference ‘105/21/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 Thursday 18th February 2021