The Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (“the Modern Slavery PEC”) is looking to recruit an experienced, organised and motivated Research Operations and Communications Manager to join our growing team.
The Modern Slavery PEC was created by the investment of public funding to enhance understanding of modern slavery and transform the effectiveness of law and policies designed to overcome it. Co-creating, conducting and commissioning high quality research is at the heart of the Centre’s work and we aim to bring together academics, policymakers, parliamentarians, businesses, civil society, survivors and the public on a scale not seen before in the UK to collaborate on solving this global challenge.
The Centre is a consortium of six organisations led by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law (part of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)) and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) on behalf of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
The Research Operations and Communications Manager will play a pivotal role in developing and coordinating research project calls and funding, setting up and leading on managing the lifecycle of the Centre’s research projects. This will include supporting the communications activities around the projects, as well as supporting the core operations and day to day communications activities of the Centre.
You will have excellent communication skills, a proactive and organised approach, a positive attitude to new opportunities and a commitment to working collaboratively on a variety of operational and communications activities.
You will have experience of working within a research management role, an understanding of the processes that underpin calls for funding and research post-award processes and demonstrable skills to manage the operationalisation of research calls being delivered by the Modern Slavery PEC. You will be an excellent writer, with the ability to identify and adapt your style for different audiences, with experience of using social media in a professional capacity.
We will support remote working throughout the pandemic. Once lockdowns are fully eased, we would expect the successful candidate to come to the office - located in Russell Square, London - for a minimum of two days per week – and we would expect there to be additional travel where necessary to support the aims of the role and the Modern Slavery PEC.
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 PEC is committed to ensuring that the voice of people with lived experience of modern slavery informs research and policy and we encourage applications from those who have been directly affected by modern slavery. In the spirit of our values, we commit to offer a fair and equitable recruitment process for all applicants.
Full details, including the job description, person specification and how to apply are available in the Job Description below.
Application deadline: 23:59 on 7 March 2021.
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