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Reference: 92180

Date Added: 29 March 2024
Closing Date: 29 April 2024

Job Title: Research Director

Working For: Centre for London

Location: London

Salary: £65,000

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Are you looking to help lead a forward-thinking organisation and generate ideas that will inform policy and shape London‘s future?

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, developing new solutions to London’s critical challenges, securing funding for our work, preparing, publishing and promoting reports, supporting public events, and communicating our work to stakeholders and policymakers.

As a member of the senior leadership team, you will help develop and implement the organisational strategy; contribute to the development, fundraising and delivery of events and other projects; and promote the ideas of the organisation to build its influence in existing and new public and private arenas.

The recommendations of your team will make a difference to policy and practice – tackling issues such as housing, poverty and inequality, employment and skills, transport and the public realm, the climate and nature crises, community resilience, and London’s place in the UK and the world. You will be line– managed by the CEO and work closely with the External Affairs and Development teams.

This role would best suit someone with significant experience leading policy 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, project management skills, and be able to credibly communicate complex ideas to different audiences – in meetings, in writing, through blogs and articles, and in speeches. You will have strong analytical skills, including a track record of qualitative and quantitative research. 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.

If you would like to speak with someone about this opportunity, please email johnathan.tuck@centreforlondon.org.

Application information
If you are excited about this opportunity and fit the criteria we are looking for, we’d love to hear from you. The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment.

Closing Date: 29 April 2024

Interview/Start Dates

Deadline – 9am
Expected interview dates – 8th & 9th May 2024.

Application Details

To apply:
Download the person specification and job description (pdf) available on our website: https://centreforlondon.org/vacancy/research-director/

Submit your application on Jotform (external link). https://form.jotform.com/240874887672373

The form will ask you to upload a pdf of your CV.

The filename should be your initials and two numbers e.g. AA14. Please include this code as a header within the file too.
Please remove any reference to your name, including your email address.

If you have any questions, please contact jobs@centreforlondon.org.

Website: http://centreforlondon.org

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