Published on May 26, 2015

We’re recruiting a Citizen and Science Programme Manager

Citizens & science

We are now seeking an outstanding Programme Manager to lead our Citizens and Science Programme to deliver our existing projects and foster new business opportunities.

A key component of your role will be ensuring Involve delivers strong results in the Sciencewise programme, a multi-stakeholder programme funded by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills to bring the public voice into controversial and complex areas of policy making, particularly those involving science and technology. This is an exciting and crucial year for Involve’s work in Sciencewise, as we seek to extend and develop our training offer, embed this across government, and support policy makers on a journey towards using dialogue tools independently. We’re also developing new and innovative tools for bringing in public voice, to have ever greater impact on policy making.

In addition to managing our engagement on Sciencewise, you will be responsible for developing a wider programme of Citizen and Science related work at Involve, developing complementary projects that build on our existing expertise and experience.  There is significant autonomy and scope for carving out new focus areas and shaping the direction of future work.  With the support of the management team, trustees and staff, you’ll develop and deliver on a strategy for Involve’s programme in this area.

The candidate

You’ll be entrepreneurial and pro-active, with a track-record of successful business development and excellent networking, negotiation and relationship building skills.  With strong training and capacity building abilities, you’ll have a strong understanding of the policy context of science and technology, the distinctiveness of deliberative methods and where the value add of citizens lies.  You’ll bring the imagination, energy and vision to build Involve’s programme of work, with outstanding abilities at bid-writing and a fine eye for business strategy.

Salary and benefits

Salary range from £39,960 – £48,840 per annum.

Hours:             Full time – 35 hours a week

Start Date:       As soon as possible

Location:         Involve, 33 Corsham Street, London, N1 6DR

Involve is an equal opportunities employer and, true to our mission, we take inclusion in the workplace seriously.  The following benefits are available to staff:

  • Workplace pension with employer contributions of 3%
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Season Ticket Loan scheme (interest free loan of up to £5000)
  • Cycle to Work scheme (interest free loan up to £1000)
  • Phone/data allowance of £13.50 per month
  • An enhanced maternity leave package (14 weeks full pay, followed by 8 weeks of 50% pay; followed by 17 weeks of statutory maternity pay; followed by up to 13 weeks unpaid) for qualifying employees
  • An enhanced paternity leave package (14 weeks full pay, followed by 8 weeks of 50% pay; followed by 17 weeks of statutory paternity pay; followed by up to 13 weeks unpaid) for qualifying employees

This is a one year contract, but with the possibility of extension.

Application process

Making an Application

The application process consists of:

  • A CV of no more than two sides of A4.
  • An application form (download below)

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of how to apply and what needs to be included in your CV. Please read the instructions carefully.  

Click here for job description

Click here for application form 

Application deadline: noon on 23rd June. 
Shortlisted candidates will be notified no later than 25th June. Interviews will be held on 29th June.

Due to high levels of applications we are unable to provide individual responses to applications.  If you do not hear from us by 25th June, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful this time.


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