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ResPublica is looking for a Senior Public Policy Researcher to play an instrumental role in the development of future policy ideas and related fundraising activity. This position represents a unique opportunity to join one of the UK's most influential think tanks to creatively shape and direct new policy ideas for the country.
The successful candidate must be committed to and excited by ResPublica's vision. He/she will also be responsible for developing and implementing research priorities in anticipation of future policy developments. They will project manage the research process during consultation, planning, execution and production phases for outputs including ‘green papers’, full length publications and complementary activities such as events and conferences. This will involve working collaboratively with experts in the field, policy makers, ResPublica research associates, fellows, and events team, and others.
The successful applicant will be instrumental in managing research operations, and will also be responsible for line-managing junior staff, whilst working collaboratively with other colleagues, contractors and other partners. However, he/she will also have the opportunity to work autonomously and shape their own vision in line with that of ResPublica.
The successful candidate will oversee and is accountable for progress of specific projects against partnership requirements, budget and timeframes. He/she will promote and fundraise for individual projects and hold responsibility for meeting the financial targets of the organisation in collaboration with other senior staff.
We are open to candidates from a diverse range of professional backgrounds, such as policy, business development, communications, academia and public affairs.
Candidates must demonstrate experience in efficient project management, innovative insight into policy-making, and excellent communication skills. Whilst this role is not primarily a research role, the successful candidate must be confident in guiding and overseeing the research process. There will also be independent writing and speaking opportunities, and the potential to gain experience in these areas.
The position is full-time and the salary will be in the £25-45k range, dependent on experience.
To apply, please submit your CV and short covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 29th November 2013. Please include ‘Senior Public Policy Researcher’ in the email subject line.