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Policy Manager

Job description

Harris Hill are delighted to be working with a disability charity to recruit a newly created Policy Manager position. This brand new role within the Innovation Team, will use an existing evidence base to develop robust policy positions which will enable greater accessibility to a range of future transport modes and technologies.

The aim of this charity is to improve transport accessibility for people with disabilities now and in the future. Their policy work will be rooted in structured research, drawing out themes across transport modes and disability types to tell a clear story about what changes would make the biggest difference to disabled people.

In this role you will work to proactively identify opportunities to influence emerging from a portfolio of innovation projects. You will lead on the charity’s responses to high-profile Government consultations, and where there is alignment you may engage with external partners for mutual benefit. You will develop and implement a specific research programme geared towards supporting us to develop robust policy positions.

Key responsibilities will include;

  • Commissioning research specifically geared towards supporting development of robust policy positions.
  • Using insights to develop a structured evidence bank and developing policy-relevant themes across key areas.
  • Engaging with key external stakeholders in disability and transport to understand the policy positions of other organisations and share back our own.
  • Proactively identifying opportunities to influence policy where it may have a positive impact for disabled people.
  • Leading on responding to consultations, working closely with the Innovation and Communications Teams, and with external partners and allies where appropriate

The ideal candidate will have;

  • Experience commissioning robust qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Experience using research findings and evidence to develop robust policy positions and respond to high-profile Government consultations.
  • Experience proactively identifying opportunities to influence.
  • Ability to facilitate sensitive internal conversations to reach a point of consensus on policy positions.
  • Ability to engage effectively with stakeholders in Government, industry, and other charities and foundations.
  • Exceptional written and oral influencing skills, including the judicious use of data and evidence and the compelling presentation of the case for change.

This is a hybrid position requiring 2 day per week from the head office in Harlow, Essex. The office is well connected by public transport links.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis so for more information about this position and next steps please apply here now.

As leading charity recruitment specialists and a certified B Corp™, Harris Hill is committed to high and ever-improving standards of equitable and inclusive recruitment. We actively welcome applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, sexuality and other protected characteristics.