Policy and Research Officer
£30,451 (plus £3,717 Inner London Weighting if based from London)
Full time – 35 hours per week
London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bradford or Liverpool (under Covid-19 restrictions, this role is currently fully home based)
At Refugee Action, we have a vision of a UK in which refugees and people seeking asylum will be welcome, can get justice, live free of poverty and successfully rebuild their lives. We empower refugees and people seeking asylum to influence both our work, the issues that matter to them and decisions made by government and we are a trusted partner for others who share our vision. It's an exciting time to join the charity as we work towards achieving our 3-year strategy objectives (2019-22).
We’re looking for a Policy and Research Officer to support the development of Refugee Action’s policy work. This will include conducting policy and research activities to inform our campaigns and sharing insights from our service delivery with a range of stakeholders. Since the primary focus of our service delivery is increasing asylum justice, ending asylum poverty and refugee resettlement, our policy and research will primarily focus on these issues.
To succeed in this role you will have:
• Experience developing and delivering high quality policy and research
projects in support of campaign objectives, using a range of tactics;
• Experience using a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods to
provide robust evidence in support of policy and campaigns priorities;
• Analytical skills, with the ability to understand complex information and
summarise key points in a strategic way;
• Excellent communication skills, including ability to write about complex
subjects in accessible ways for a range of audiences;
• Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to build positive, collaborative
relationships with campaigns and service delivery colleagues, external
stakeholders and experts by experience, and to provide training and coaching
on research methods to our experts by experience networks;
• Excellent planning and organisational skills; ability to work with competing priorities and meet deadlines
For more information and to apply please click the ‘apply’ link.
Those with lived experience as a refugee are encouraged to apply.
Closing date: 09:00am, Monday 11th January 2021
First round interviews: Wednesday 27th January 2021 via Zoom
Second round interviews: Wednesday 3rd February 2021 via Zoom
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.