Interesting vacancy for SSHM graduates: Policy Researcher (x 2) at Involve UK

Vacancy: Policy Researcher (x 2)

Pay: £22,500 – £27,500

Hours: Full time – 35 hours a week

Location: 33 Corsham Street, London, N1 6DR – near Old Street London Underground Station

Application deadline: Midday Monday 3rd August 2015.

Two exciting roles are opening up at Involve, a think-tank and a charity on a mission to deepen democracy. We work to innovate and to inspire others to take up new democratic practices, as well as to embed best practice in engaging members of the public across government and the public policy sector.

We’re recruiting for two dynamic Policy Researchers to strengthen the work we do; who would combine their hands-on experience of delivering on projects with a passionate research interest in the future space for democratic practices.

We’re looking for something special in our Policy Researchers – alongside demonstrable policy development and research skills, you’ll also be a self-starter with excellent organisational skills, the ability to build effective working relationships and the ability to learn on the job – taking responsibility for leading the delivery of discrete areas of work within a project. This might involve leading the coordination of an event; drafting of high quality research or think-pieces; or developing an online resource. In time, you might co-ordinate small scale projects under the guidance of senior staff with the opportunity to grow and to develop as a rounded professional within our fast-paced environment.

Working closely with a range of colleagues, you’ll have the opportunities to gain experience across a wide range of policy and practice issues – from strengthening democracy within the NHS, working with civil society activists to open up decision-making, bringing citizen voice into the heart of some of the most controversial science and technology policies through Sciencewise and grasping emerging opportunities for democratic reform.

Both roles are pivotal to our growing organisation – and successful candidates will be joining Involve at a moment of significant expansion, with opportunities to make a real difference and to create meaningful change.

The application process consists of:

A CV of no more than two sides of A4.

An Application Form.

Please download the Job Description from this page for full details of how to apply and what needs to be included in your CV. Please read the instructions carefully. Cover letters will not be considered. Candidates invited to interview will successfully demonstrate in their CV and application, using examples from their career and volunteering experience to-date, how they fulfil the competencies in this job description.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified no later than Thursday 6th August 2015.

Interviews will be held on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th August 2015.

Please send applications to

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