Date Added: 24 August 2023
: 19 October 2023
Job Title: TDS Charitable Foundation Research and Policy Officer
Working For: TDS
Location: Hemel Hempstead
Salary: £34,000 per annum
Length of Contract: Permanent
TDS Charitable Foundation is a charity with a mission to improve the private rented sector in England and Wales. Almost 20% of British households are now renting privately and many vulnerable people are now living in the sector. These developments have sparked growing concern within policy and practice about the many challenges the sector faces including tenancy insecurity, unaffordability, poor standards and a lack of understanding of regulation.
The TDS Charitable Foundation aims to raise standards in the sector by producing research, providing grant funding to a wide range of organisations, and ensuring landlords and tenants are aware of their rights and responsibilities.
We have an exciting new role for a Research and Policy Officer to support the delivery of a varied programme of work related to the Charitable Foundation. You will undertake research, help to develop, and promote our work with key stakeholders and project partners, and raise the profile of the charity both internally and externally. This is an exciting time to join the Charitable Foundation as you will have a key role to play in implementing our new strategy and developing new national projects that will have a greater reach and impact. Much of this work directly relates to the UK Government’s current plans for reforming the private rented sector in England and there is significant scope within this role to work alongside our Head of Policy and Research to influence the Government’s agenda.
Given that you will a key member of a small policy and research team, you will be expected to take initiative and be pro-active within your approach to promoting the charity and developing new partnerships.
- Educated to degree level in a relevant subject.
- At least 3 years’ experience in research or social policy role.
- Knowledge of research design and research methodologies.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Proven track record of producing content to communicate to a range of audiences.
- Strong time management and prioritisation skills.
- Experience of building relationships with external stakeholders
This is a full time role based in our offices in Hemel Hempstead, where we operate a hybrid working policy. This requires you to attend the office at least 2 days a week.
Closing Date: 19 October 2023
There will be a 2 stage interview process over September 2023 with theh view to hire someone as soon as possible.
Please send applications to Gem.Baylis@tdsgroup.uk