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Reference: 91985

Date Added: 11 March 2024
Closing Date: 8 April 2024

Job Title: Policy and Research Officer

Working For: Cambridge Ahead

Location: Cambridge (Hybrid)

Salary: £30,000

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Job description
We’re looking for a passionate and collaborative person to support a wide-ranging programme of public policy research on sustainable development in Cambridge. In this role, you will undertake high-quality research, work closely with decision makers and build a network across Cambridge’s academic, business and civic communities.

About Cambridge Ahead
Cambridge Ahead (CA) is a business, research, and academic membership group dedicated to the sustainable and inclusive growth of Cambridge and its region in the long term. We produce evidence and analysis relevant to the key issues facing Cambridge’s future, and bring policymakers together to respond to this research. Our c. 50 members represent a workforce of over 40,000 in the Cambridge city region, and on their behalf we act as a voice for the Cambridge economy both nationally and locally. Throughout all areas of our work, we focus on how cutting-edge research about the future of cities can have a real-world impact for our communities.

About the role
Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct policy research using mixed methods, from developing research proposals through analysis, writing and publication.
  • Support the delivery of projects including monitoring timescales, deliverables and engagement with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Monitor a range of sources to maintain a strong awareness of relevant policy areas and recent developments.
  • Support the design and delivery of workshops and roundtables with policymakers, experts and stakeholders to inform policy development.
  • Occasionally carry out other administrative tasks, such as minute-taking, to support the functioning of the Executive Team.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Interest in public policy at the local level.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret complex and detailed information.
  • Good organisational skills.

Personal Values:

  • Enthusiasm and motivation to deliver high quality work.
  • Desires to make a difference in how people live and work in Cambridge.
  • Seeks and values input from a wide range of people and perspectives.
  • Can work independently as well as part of a closely-knit team.

Job details and benefits

Location: Hybrid – 2 days per week in Cambridge
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £30,000
Leave: 25 days

Closing Date: 8 April 2024

Interview/Start Dates

Applications close at midday (BST) on Monday 8th April.

Interviews expected to take place week commencing Monday 15th April.

Application Details

Please send a CV and short covering letter using the contact details below. Feel free to get in touch for an informal discussion about the role.

Alex Rossiter, Policy Manager – Cambridge Ahead

Website: https://www.cambridgeahead.co.uk/

Additional Notes