recruiting a Research Manager to lead various aspects of its research and
policy output. The Research Manager will play an instrumental role in the
development of policy ideas and fundraising activity.
Manager will hold a particular interest in one or more of ResPublica's three core
workstreams, and be responsible for developing and implementing workstream
priorities in anticipation of future policy developments. They will project
manage the research process during consultation, planning, execution and
production phases for outputs including policy ‘Green Papers’, full length
publications and ancillary 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.
Manager will be instrumental in managing research operations. He/she will have
the opportunity to work autonomously and independently but will also be
responsible for line-managing junior staff, and will need to work
collaboratively with other colleagues, contractors and partners.
Manager oversees 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. This
position is full-time or part-time for 3-4 days per week.
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 Research Manager will 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.
To apply, please submit your
CV, short covering letter and application exercise to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10am on
Monday 15th October 2012. Please include ‘Research Manager
Application’ in the email subject line and indicate whether you are able to
commit to the position on a full- or part-time basis. Interviews may take place
before the closing date.
Further details about the role and responsibilities, the candidate specification, and the application exercise, are available via the attachment on the right hand side.