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Project Manager and Researcher

Project Manager and Researcher

Remote working | up to 37.5 hours per week | £12.50 - £20.00 per hour depending on experience

A young, dynamic not-for-profit organisation is expanding quickly and looking for a highly-organised, energetic project manager and researcher to support their work with international governments, NGOs and businesses to create better futures.

The ideal candidate will have:
  • demonstrable experience in managing and delivering a range of projects including research and event management;
  • experience in analysing data and producing reports;
  • excellent stakeholder management skills and a high level of attention to detail.
Experience in public policy, and/or the use of futures approaches such as trend analysis, horizon-scanning or scenario-building is preferable.

You must be reliable, efficient, process driven, well organized, flexible, and enjoy the challenge of working in a small, fast-moving team in a dynamic environment, sometimes under pressure.

Duties Project management: 
  • Provide support, as required, to both client-facing and internal projects including research, advisory projects, and events;
  • Working with the Directors and wider team to manage projects throughout their life cycle;
  • Contribute to project proposals, budgeting planning and design of projects;
  • Be responsible for kick off and regular meetings for key projects working closely with internal and external teams to ensure delivery and manage risks and resources;
  • Take a leading role to help design and embed improvements to our CRM, data and system management.
Duties Research support: 
  • Provide research and analysis to support projects using a mix of quantitative and qualitative tools: for instance, survey design, trend and driver analysis, scenario planning;
  • Drafting briefs and conducting focused research on key topics;
  • Coordination of data research with internal and external staff, and designers;
  • Preparation of bibliographic and reference material;
  • Additional activities based on experience and skillset.
  • Minimum 5 years’ project management experience;
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to use popular academic software;
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google docs/sheets;
  • Fluent English-speaker and excellent written English (additional languages a bonus). Excellent communication skills, including with senior stakeholders across public and private sector.
  • Experience working in a start-up environment;
  • Experience in public policy, and/or the use of futures approaches;
  • Experience using both quantitative and statistical research.
Deadline for applications: 28th July 2017 - Role to start early September

To apply please send your CV to 039 Project manager in the subject line. Please include examples of writing such as presentations, blog posts, research papers, formal letters if possible.

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