Research & Policy Manager

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £45,000
  • Ref: EF-2303-8958
  • 2023-03-17T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield
  • Permanent

Great opportunity for a policy professional at Electrical Safety First

The Organisation:
Ellwood Atfield is delighted to be partnering with Electrical Safety First, a campaigning charity working to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by electricity, which account for over half of all house fires each year.    With electricity playing a major role in the low carbon agenda and the UK achieving net zero targets, the charity’s work is more crucial than ever.  The charity campaigns on range of issues that include safer housing and better regulation of online marketplaces. It  has a track record of achieving policy change and legislative success across the UK

The Opportunity:
Electrical Safety First is looking for an experienced Research & Policy Manager.   We are expanding and have an ambition to deliver more research to support our work.   In this newly created position,  you’ll manage delivery of the policy development programme, taking ownership of research projects from inception to completion.  You’ll have responsibility for ensuring our research is rigorous, high quality and delivered to deadlines.
We’re looking for an experienced researcher who is able to produce persuasive policy positions and reports. You will have a solid grasp of the political climate in the UK, and confidence in managing  relationships with think tanks and wider research organisations, to help further the charity’s aims.


  • Develop and manage research projects and policy work in liaison with Policy and Public Affairs colleagues across the four nations, and the wider Charity team.
  • Scope, commission and oversee research from Think Tanks, academics and consultancies to support the Charity's policy agenda.
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research, to inform policy issues. This will include  surveys and data analysis, which you will manage from development to implementation and evaluation.
  • Create reports and policy papers to communicate research findings and policy recommendations to key stakeholders such as government, parliamentarians and industry.
  • Build and maintain knowledge and understanding of relevant research published by other stakeholders working in the sector, including collecting and anaylsing public data and information related to electrical safety.

Experience Required:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience managing research projects and leading on policy development.
  • Strong analytical and research skills and understanding of official statistics and data analysis.
  • Effective writing skills.

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The deadline for this role is Wednesday 5th April 2023. To apply, please click the 'Apply' button and submit your CV.

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