Bloomsbury, Greater London
£40,000 - £45,000 p.a. (37.5 hours per week)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

About you

  1. You will have experience of proactively and independently working at the interface of public policy and research, ideally with an understanding of issues relating to modern slavery and human rights
  2. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to communicate with a wide range of policy stakeholders at all levels of seniority and the ability to successfully develop and maintain professional relationships
  3. You will have a track record of working collaboratively with partners and demonstrate a good understanding of the need for the policy impact work of the PEC to complement and amplify, not duplicate, the similar work of such partners where there is overlap.
  4. The Modern Slavery PEC is committed to being inclusive and diverse and particularly encourages applications from women, people with disabilities, BAME applicants, LGBT+ applicants and other minorities. The Centre is committed to being a values based organisation and, in the spirit of our values, we commit to proactively challenge bias and offer a fair and equitable recruitment process for all applicants.

The Role

  1. The main responsibilities of the role are to:
  • support the Director of Policy Impact in the implementation of the Modern Slavery PEC’s strategy for policy impact, working alongside the core team as well as the collaborating partners to ensure a fully interconnected and integrated approach
  • closely monitor all relevant policy initiatives and emerging trends in the field, identifying opportunities for policy impact
  • broker relationships between policy stakeholders and those conducting the Modern Slavery PEC’s research
  • work alongside the Director of Policy Impact, to engage in horizon-scanning to identify potential areas in which we can develop our influence, deliver our evidence-based research and influence policy
  • support the Director of Policy Impact in proactively involving people who are or were personally affected by modern slavery in the development of policy thinking and positioning
  • act as an ambassador and a spokesperson for the Modern Slavery PEC; developing a network, promoting our expertise and identifying new opportunities
  • provide tailored information to relevant audiences and individuals – the right insights to the right people at the right time, in an accessible and useable way – translating the PEC’s outputs into accessible form for different audiences
  • work with the Communications Director to ensure external knowledge exchange communications are in line with the Modern Slavery PEC Communications Strategy
  • identify key topics and mechanisms through which the Modern Slavery PEC can best use evidence to support stakeholders
  • work with the Director of Policy Impact, Partnerships Manager, and the Communications Director to develop professional external relationships
  • work alongside the Director of Policy Impact and the Impact Evaluation Manager to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of the Modern Slavery PEC’s policy-influencing activity

Key working relationships


Director of Policy Impact

Research Director

Communications Director

Operations Director

Partnerships Manager

Impact Evaluation Manager

Finance and Administration Manager

Senior Management Board



Person Specification

Relevant Experience

Experience in a policy-influencing role in modern slavery, human rights or a related area at a national level

Experience of policy development and national level influencing in a complex multi-stakeholder environment

Ability to analyse legislation and policy, and use this analysis to co-develop an organisational position

Demonstrable political awareness and the ability to gauge potential impact of policy change

Demonstrable experience of developing and delivering proactive and reactive influencing strategies, ensuring buy-in from key stakeholders

Demonstrated understanding of the mechanisms for national and international influencing

Highly developed relationship building skills and a proactive approach to problem solving

Experience of and commitment to involving users of services in the planning, development and delivery, as well as impact evaluation, of influencing activity

Excellent digital skills, with experience of using a wide variety of systems and a demonstrated ability for learning new tools with ease

Leadership and Management

Ability to lead and manage complex cross-organisational projects and work effectively

Ability to evaluate and improve influencing impact

Demonstrated high level of professional integrity

Teamwork and Collaboration

Proven ability to work collaboratively and set an example to the team

Demonstrable experience of working within a complex organisation and of exercising tact and sound judgement across professional collaborations

Communication Skills

Demonstrable highly developed communication skills – both orally and in writing




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Refreshed on: 21 August 2020
Closed date: 31 August 2020
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