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- Policy Research Manager, UK

Policy Research Manager

Starting salary - £39,510 plus attractive benefits package

Benefits include generous holiday allowance, Christmas closure, generous pension scheme, wellbeing leave and a range of excellent benefits.

Job summary

Are you looking for a new role that will help to shape the future of schools? Would you be interested in supporting school leaders when they need it most?

Based in Haywards Heath, this role will be responsible for planning, monitoring and reporting on policy research projects for the Directorate and the wider Association.

The role will be responsible for the day to day management of two policy research analysts. and will ensure the team produces evidence, insight and information to support the development of the Association’s policy positions and campaign activity.

The role is also responsible for supporting NAHT’s sector councils and the national executive meeting cycle which four times a year comes together to set the policy priorities of the union, providing administrative support to Committees ensuring they run smoothly and report back effectively.

Person specification

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual educated to degree level or equivalent with demonstrable experience of leading or contributing to research within an academic or public policy setting, supported by experience in planning and delivering projects to agreed objectives and deadlines

Excellent written and oral communication skills and experience of managing a team are also essential for this role.

The ability to manage and liaise with external stakeholders including the Department of Education, government agencies and other national bodies will be an important part of this role.

The successful candidate must be willing to travel and stay overnight to attend meetings as required including our National Executive meetings and NAHT’s Annual Conference.

About us

NAHT represents more than 29,000 school leaders in early years, primary, secondary/post primary and special schools, making us the largest association for school leaders in the UK. Our members consist of all categories of school leaders. We provide representation, advice and training for school leaders in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We use our voice at the highest levels of government to influence policy for the benefit of leaders and learners everywhere.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 24th February 2019

Interviews will be held on 5th March 2019

Applications from agencies will not be accepted.


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Job posted on 8th February 2019
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