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Reference: 66617

Date Added: 27 June 2018
Closing Date: 17 July 2018

Job Title: Policy Manager (EU)

Working For: Market Research Society (MRS)

Location: London

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per annum + benefits

Job Details

Please see: https://www.whitonmaynard.com/policy-manager-eu.html

Full time, permanent

Market Research Society (MRS)

MRS is the world's leading research association for all those who need, generate or interpret the evidence for making good business and policy decisions. As the UK regulator, we promote the high professional standards throughout the sector via the MRS Code of Conduct. We also work closely with other leading EU and global research associations to promote global best practice and excellence in professional standards.


We are looking for a new Policy Manager to lead on the development, delivery and implementation of key standards and ethics initiatives in the research sector at the EU level and internationally.

In this role you will:

  • Provide expertise on research industry codes, ethics, standards and guidelines specialising in the healthcare market research sector
  • Develop policy positions on emerging data protection and ethical issues on the use of data and facilitate opportunities for shaping the debate on these critical issues
  • Draft revisions to existing sector codes incorporating key international developments in data protection law, research ethics and healthcare market research such as adverse event reporting
  • Advise researchers on achieving best practice in research and related activities by advising on interpretation and application of EU and international research codes
  • Coordinate EU focused public affairs activities particularly on standards and self-regulation initiatives
  • Working closely with the Director of Policy & Standards to support the work of the MRS Policy Unit and the public affairs programme


Graduate with at least three years’ experience in policy development and standards work in a similar related environment
Demonstrable experience working with European institutions and with complicated legal, regulatory, and policy issues that involve Brussels-based institutions and EU Member States
Sound understanding of self-regulation, data protection and privacy, digital ethics and related policy areas
Excellent persuasive verbal and written communication skills with ability to build effective internal and external relationships
Ability to research, analyse, interpret, summarise and present complex information in a systematic and coherent way

Closing Date: 17 July 2018

Interview/Start Dates

First round interviews: w/c 23rd July
Second round interviews: w/c 30th July

Application Details

Interested candidates should send their CV (no supporting statement at this stage) and any initial questions to Tim Hamilton-West at Whiton Maynard tim@whitonmaynard.com

Website: http://mrs.org.uk

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