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Reference: 75086

Date Added: 11 May 2020
Closing Date: 26 May 2020

Job Title: Policy and Research Manager

Working For: Sense about Science

Location: London

Salary: £38,000-£45,000

Job Details

The role will deliver Sense about Science’s policy activity including Transparency of Evidence, Evidence Week in the UK parliament, and our responsive work, eg on Covid-19, standards of evidence, scientific advice, applications of AI and AllTrials.

Specific duties include:

  • Planning and delivering our annual Evidence Week, including main point of contact within parliament and among the research and evidence community
  • Promoting government awareness of our Transparency of Evidence framework and following its applications by different agencies in the UK and internationally
  • Monitoring policy issues related to our work, particularly on the use of evidence and its reliability
  • Preparing responses to formal consultations and to emerging policy issues in the UK and internationally
  • Organising research, briefing and preparing material for the director
  • Fundraising, and sourcing and securing policy partnerships
  • Line managing our research and campaigns officer and the work of other staff as required
  • Giving talks, writing articles, and representing Sense about Science at meetings.

The ideal candidate will read Politico for enjoyment, and will have:

  • A strong connection with our mission and want to advance it, willing to knock on an unfamiliar door and work out the best way to get through it
  • Good judgement, analytical and negotiating skills, and a well-tested ability to prioritise and to identify challenges
  • A good degree – with research experience or a postgraduate qualification in a subject in the natural or social sciences.
  • Experience of forging and maintaining strong working relationships with research and interest groups and policy makers
  • A demonstrable ability to produce persuasive, concise communications suited to policy audiences, and for wider discussion.
  • A very friendly manner, along with flexibility, enthusiasm and initiative.

Closing Date: 26 May 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held on 3 and 4 June and all shortlisted candidates will hear by 29 May. Please note that we will not be able to notify those candidates who have not been shortlisted.

Application Details

To apply please email hello@senseaboutscience.org with a one-page letter and a 2 page max CV, by 9am on the closing date.

Website: http://senseaboutscience.org

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