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Senior Research & Development Manager


Salary: £23,000 – £25,000 PA plus performance-related bonus of £5,000 - £10,000


Public Policy Exchange holds regular interactive seminars which provide an invaluable interface for policy discussion, debate and networking. These seminars offer local practitioners, civil servants and other stakeholders not only an insight into current policy thinking, but also the opportunity to feed into future policy development across all areas of public policy.


Our speakers are unrivalled in calibre, ranging from Government Ministers and Senior Whitehall Officials to leading Local Authority figures and Third Sector representatives.


Job description


The successful applicant will take on a key role as Senior Research and Development Manager within a small team and will be responsible for a range of tasks including:

  • Researching suitable subject matter/event topics, across a wide range of public policy areas
  • Monitoring public policy developments
  • Writing event programmes and content
  • Creating event related marketing copy
  • Researching suitable speakers
  • Researching potential attendees and co-ordinating with our Market Research Department


In addition there will be a requirement to support colleagues in speaker recruitment, event delivery and the marketing process.


The success applicant will be a Graduate with a background in public policy research, and a thorough understanding of both UK domestic policy and the structure and functions of public sector organisations.


Key skills/experience required includes:

  • Proven research skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Excellent written communication
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills
  • An ability to communicate effectively with Parliamentarians, senior civil servants and stakeholders
  • A team player
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility and reliability
  • The ability to work without supervision


Application Details

To apply please send your CV along with a covering letter explaining why you are keen on the job and how your experience matches the candidate profile. Applications should be sent to 


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