Centre for London is London’s independent think tank, and a registered charity.
As Research Director you will lead Centre for London’s research team in developing new solutions to London’s critical challenges; preparing, publishing and promoting reports, supporting public events, and communicating our work to stakeholders and policymakers. The recommendations of your team will make a difference to policy and practice – tackling issues such as employment and skills, transport and public realm, neighbourhood resilience, affordable housing, and London’s place in the UK and the world.
You will direct an eight-person research team and will actively participate in leadership of a growing organisation. You will be line managed by the Deputy Director and work alongside the events, communications and development teams.
This role would best suit someone with significant experience leading research programmes – in a think tank, consultancy, central or local government, academia or similar. You will have a strong understanding of policy in London and the UK, have both analytical and project management skills, and will be able to credibly communicate complex ideas to different audiences – in meetings, in writing, through blogs and articles, and in speeches.
You will have experience in fundraising, will have managed budgets, and will be confident working with researchers at different stages in their careers. However, we are less interested in what you have done, and more in what you can do.
This ideally is a full-time role, however we would be open to applications from people who would like to work part-time or to people applying as a job share.
Full details of the role can be found in the job description. If you meet the criteria in the person specification and are excited about this opportunity, we’d love to hear from you. The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment.