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Tel: 01227 639768

Head of Policy and Research

Location: WC2A, London

Salary expectation: circa £54,000

Application deadline: Fri 23rd October

This is a full-time role

The role

Action for Children are looking for a Head of Policy & Research to join our Policy & Campaigns department. Through strengthening our evidence base and engaging with a wide range of stakeholders you will work with colleagues across the charity to deliver effective policy and research.

You will make a difference by:

-Leading an ambitious programme of policy work and developing our evidence base in key areas.

-Leading and managing a team of policy advisers and working closely with the Head of Campaigns and Public Affairs

-Maximising opportunities to make change happen, delivering integrated projects with public affairs, campaigns and children’s services colleagues.

-Ensuring the views of children, parents and staff are at the centre of all our work.

-Supporting the strategic development of policy priorities.

You will need:

-A track record of influencing decision makers to deliver policy change.

-Experience of leading and managing effective teams.

-The ability to analyse and interpret complex data to make the case for children.

-Experience of carrying out and commissioning new research.

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

-A passion to make a difference to children’s lives.

Deadline: Fri 23rd October