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Research & Policy Manager (2 year FTC)

Reference: 21083




£32000 - £35000

Job Type


Date Posted

12 May, 2023

Our client is seeking to recruit a Research & Policy Manager on a 2 year FTC . The Research & Policy Manager will work across the organisation to support the organisations research & policy initiatives and projects, including communications and events support as per the organisations Strategic Plan.


Employee Assistance Program

Bereavement Leave

Free Parking


28 days annual leave (Plus bank holidays)

And many more


Develop and lead high-quality and impactful research and policy projects.

Identify new topics and develop new research proposals.

Oversee the delivery of major research, training, and knowledge exchange programme initiatives, ensuring they are managed to business requirements, specifications, time, and budget.

Undertake desk, qualitative and quantitative research to support our policy objectives.

Produce high-quality research and policy reports through clear writing and analysis.

Lead and support policy and influencing projects.

Coordinate expert groups to support research and other projects.

Engage a range of stakeholders with organisations work – including charities, companies, government depts, higher education institutions and other relevant key stakeholders.

Develop stakeholder lists for specific projects and events and ensure the organisations database is maintained and developed.

Develop and produce blogs.

Support our communications work including our online presence; newsletters; dissemination activities and press releases.

Attend conferences and speak on webinars.

Communicate project information and status to all relevant parties, providing early warning and escalation of key issues to the senior management team.

Act as a primary contact point for all internal and external partners and ensure strong business relationship management.

Work with Institute Partners, sponsors, and researchers to ensure the project portfolio is visibly relevant and integrated into current organisations strategies and policies.

Support the organisation and the wider team.

Ensure all data and information relating to areas of work are managed and maintained in line with data protection regulations (GDPR) and organisations protocols.

Ensure compliance with the Company’s Quality Management System and IS0 9001 requirements.

Ensure all data and information relating to areas of work are managed and maintained in line with data protection regulations (GDPR) and organisations protocols.

Essential Criteria:

Degree or equivalent in the relevant area.

At least 3 years of relevant project management experience within a research environment.

Experience in planning and delivering projects on time and within budget.

Experience in report writing.

Good analytical skills demonstrated by a structured and methodical approach.

Ability to communicate effectively and clearly with a wide range of people and audiences at all levels.

Able to work on own initiative as well as proven team building and motivational skills.

Time management, prioritisation, and calmness under pressure.

Good IT and tech skills.

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
The team at Abacus manages a range of permanent and contract positions throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you are experienced and/or professionally qualified we can support your job search.
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