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Public Policy Research Officer

£29,000 per annum

Are you a research officer with experience in a range of public policy initiatives? Do you want to support the Church in social action initiatives, to further the common good and  build awareness of key public and social policy issues?

This is a great opportunity to turn your research into valuable social action projects, working collaboratively with strategic partners in the diocese and the community.  This will include the provision of key information and data on a regular basis, along with ad hoc research into a wide range of public policy areas.

You will have strong qualitative and quantitative research skills along with the ability to contribute to the developing programmes of policy research and good project management skills to help turn the programmes into worthwhile actions.

Your excellent communication skills, strong report writing and presentation skills will be invaluable in this role.   With a strong commitment to the values and ethos of the church, it would also be helpful if you are knowledgeable about the structures of the Church of England.

Main Responsibilities

  • To develop a core set of public policy data, that can be provided on a regular basis to Bishop’s to support their response to issues are they are arise.
  • To carry out ad hoc research into particular areas of public policy as requested
  • To propose and plan areas of research that will support the vision and strategic aims and objectives of the Diocese.
  • To work with the Director of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation in written reports, and briefings
  • To set up systems for the gathering of information and data that will assist parishes.
  • To respond to requests for information from parishes and deaneries, or other bodies when required.
  • To proactively keep up to date with events and trends in areas of public policy.
  • To liaise closely with key strategic partners, e.g. Together Southwark, in the research of areas of common interest, and to provide information when requested.

The closing date is Sunday, 18th February 2018.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on Friday, 2nd March 2018.

Please view the full job description and apply via the Church of England Pathways website via the following link: http://pathways.churchofengland.org/jobs/job/Public-Policy-Research-Officer/320