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Reference: 89990

Date Added: 23 August 2023
Closing Date: 15 October 2023

Job Title: Director of Research and Operations

Working For: The Centre for Education and Youth

Location: London

Salary: £58,000 FTE

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

We are looking for a new member of our three-person executive team and want to hear from people with a passion for improving young people's lives. Ideally someone with the enthusiasm, commitment and skills to lead our exceptional team alongside our CEO and Director of Partnerships.

About this Job

  • First and foremost, we are looking for someone who has leadership experience (leading teams, departments and/or projects, though not necessarily at director level yet), a strong grounding in mixed methods research design and delivery and experience building and leading research partnerships, ideally with a focus on children and young people.
  • Being a research geek is really key - the person that takes up this role will support the whole team to ensure the methods we propose in new projects are robust, appropriate and feasible so you will need expertise and credibility in this regard. You will also have substantial experience of writing funding proposals securing project income from a range of funders, and of leading multi-stranded research and evaluation projects involving staff and external partners.
  • The operational aspects of the role involve overseeing and supporting the operations team, overseeing our finances alongside the CEO and making strategic decisions about projects, prioritisation and deploying the team’s capacity. To fulfil the operations side of this role you must have a good mind for processes and systems and some financial acumen, but you do not have to have a background in operations. Our excellent operations team will support you and deliver most operational tasks day-to-day.
  • The successful candidate for this role will lead our efforts in building partnerships that lead to funding and will design and oversee these research projects, and would ideally bring a relevant network of organisations along with them. You will not be alone in this mission! All of our team members work collaboratively to secure funding for the projects they know will have impact.

For full job description and person specification, please see here: https://cfey.org/news-and-events/2023/08/we-are-recruiting-for-a-director-of-research-and-operations-apply-now/

Closing Date: 15 October 2023

Interview/Start Dates

We will be running a rolling application process and will conduct the first review of applications on 7th September. Applications will stay open beyond this date until we find the right candidate. The date for the first set of interviews is Friday 15th September.

Application Details

Please send a max. 2 page CV tailored to this role as well as a max. 1.5 letter explaining why you think you are suited to this job and why you'd like to work with us. To support equal opportunities and minimise the risk of bias, we are asking candidates NOT to include their name in their CV and covering letter body or file name. Please send your application to lee-ann@cfey.org. Lee-Ann will pass your documents on to the shortlisting team. Please find full application details here: https://cfey.org/news-and-events/2023/08/we-are-recruiting-for-a-director-of-research-and-operations-apply-now/

Website: http://www.cfey.org

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