Research Manager

Centre for London Research manager
Location London, England
Contract type Consultancy
Hours Full-time
Salary £36,000
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Centre for London is London’s independent think tank and a registered charity. Focusing on the critical policy challenges facing London. We are based in Borough, London.

The role

As Research Manager, you will be a leader within the team that develops new solutions to London’s critical challenges. You will conduct research and data analysis, prepare, publish and promote reports, deliver and speak at public events, and communicate our work to stakeholders and policymakers. As Research Manager, you will be a leader within the team that develops new solutions to London’s critical challenges. You will conduct research and data analysis, prepare, publish and promote reports, deliver and speak at public events, and communicate our work to stakeholders and policymakers.

Key roles and responsibilities

With the recovery from Covid, the levelling agenda, the impact of Brexit, the growing threat posed by climate change and cost of living pressures, London is not short of huge policy challenges. Our work is designed to come up with new thinking and solutions which the Mayor, local authorities and the government can adopt and implement to deliver the change necessary to make London a better place in which to live and work.

The recommendations you and your team make will make a difference in policy and practice – tackling issues such as employment and skills, decarbonisation, transport and public realm, affordable housing, and London’s place in the UK and the world. You will be part of a six-person research team and will actively participate in the leadership of our organisation. You will be working alongside the external affairs and development teams.

Experience and skills

This role would suit someone with experience leading research programmes – in a think tank, consultancy, central or local government, academia or similar. You will have some understanding of UK policy, will have both analytical and project management skills, and will be able to communicate complex ideas to different audiences – in meetings, in writing, through blogs and articles, and in speeches.

Experience in fundraising and feeling confident with budgets would be helpful, as would experience with line management and supporting junior colleagues. We celebrate London’s rich and diverse culture, and we want our team to reflect the city we serve. We especially welcome applications from people from minority ethnic and/or less advantaged backgrounds.

Apply by September 5, 2022.