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New Local
Clerkenwell 1.57 miles
£50,000 - £60,000 per year
We are seeking a director of research to join New Local to make a big impact and take our research programme to the next level.
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Clerkenwell, Greater London 1.57 miles
£50,000 - £60,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

New Local is a think tank and network working to transform public services and empower communities. We publish research on some of today’s most pressing policy and social issues - like health, housing and welfare - informed by our network of 60-plus local authorities.

To complement our expanding organisation, we are recruiting for a Director of Research, which is a full-time permanent position. This new role is an exciting opportunity to make a big impact and take our research programme to the next level. We are looking for a director of research who shares our values and our passion for practical and policy change.

Location:  New Local operates a highly flexible approach to work location and welcomes applications from across the UK.

We are looking for a Director of research who will:

  • Oversee a programme of inspiring and impactful research which is core to New Local’s role as a thought leader and practice organisation focussed on developing community power.
  • Play an oversight and editorial role to ensure high quality across the research programme and to lead research projects directly.
  • Manage and coach a team of researchers, which currently number five.

Key tasks / Responsibilities:

  • Leading excellent research.
  • Quality assuring publications.
  • Team management; overseeing a team of 5 researchers.
  • Producing high impact written work.
  • Representing New Local’s research externally.
  • Partner and stakeholder engagement.
  • Innovation and development.
  • Identifying opportunities for influence.
  • Internal collaboration.
  • Playing an active role as a member of the Senior Management Team.

In addition to the advertised salary, we offer

  • A minimum of 27 days’ holiday a year and ten days holiday over Christmas/New Year
  • Highly flexible working and work location arrangements 
  • Regular training opportunities 
  • A number of other benefits listed in the job description.

For further details of the role and benefits on offer, please refer to the attachments.  Full information about the role including the director of research job description and person specification can also be found on the jobs page of the New Local website.

Additional documents
New Local Director of Research job description (.pdf)
New Local Director of Research advert (.pdf)
Application Instructions

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 4 January 2022 by 09.00am

In order to apply, please enclose the following with your application:

• Your CV*
• A cover letter*
• Three examples of published writing that you have authored solely yourself (this could include blogs, articles or longer research reports)*
• Completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (if you wish) N.B. all equal opportunities forms will be separated from the application.

Please note that we will not consider applications complete unless you include the documents marked * above.

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New Local

New Local (formerly New Local Government Network) is a think tank and network working to energise local government, improve public services and... Read more

Posted on: 05 December 2021
Closing date: 04 January 2022
Tags: Policy/Research,Management

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