Published on July 2, 2015

We’re recruiting for two Policy Researchers at Involve

By Reema Patel

Reema is a Policy Analyst at Involve, working on the Citizens and Science programme - including Sciencewise, the expert national resource centre for public dialogue input into science and technology policy.

Vacancy: Policy Researcher (x 2)

Pay: £22,500 – £27,500

Hours: Full time – 35 hours a week

Start Date: As soon as possible

Location: 33 Corsham Street, London, N1 6DR – near Old Street London Underground Station


Two exciting roles are opening up at Involve, a think-tank and a charity on a mission to deepen democracy. We work to innovate and to inspire others to take up new democratic practices, as well as to embed best practice in engaging members of the public across government and the public policy sector.

We’re recruiting for two dynamic Policy Researchers to strengthen the work we do; who would combine their hands-on experience of delivering on projects with a passionate research interest in the future space for democratic practices.

We’re looking for something special in our Policy Researchers – alongside demonstrable policy development and research skills, you’ll also be a self-starter with excellent organisational skills, the ability to build effective working relationships and the ability to learn on the job – taking responsibility for leading the delivery of discrete areas of work within a project.  This might involve leading the coordination of an event; drafting of high quality research or think-pieces; or developing an online resource.  In time, you might co-ordinate small scale projects under the guidance of senior staff with the opportunity to grow and to develop as a rounded professional within our fast-paced environment.

Working closely with a range of colleagues, you’ll have the opportunities to gain experience across a wide range of policy and practice issues – from strengthening democracy within the NHS, working with civil society activists to open up decision-making, bringing citizen voice into the heart of some of the most controversial science and technology policies through Sciencewise and grasping emerging opportunities for democratic reform.

Both roles are pivotal to our growing organisation – and successful candidates will be joining Involve at a moment of significant expansion, with opportunities to make a real difference and to create meaningful change.

Equal Opportunities Statement

We are committed to the principle of equality of opportunity in the workplace, and oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. True to our mission, we take inclusion seriously – both through our recruitment practices and in the workplace.



The following benefits are available to Involve staff members:

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

An enhanced paternity leave package


Making an Application

The application process consists of:

Please download the Job Description for full details of how to apply and what needs to be included in your CV. Please read the instructions carefully.  Cover letters will not be considered.  Candidates invited to interview will successfully demonstrate in their CV and application, using examples from their career and volunteering experience to-date, how they fulfil the competencies in this job description.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified no later than Thursday 6th August 2015.

Interviews will be held on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th August 2015.

Please send applications to

Application deadline: Midday Monday 3rd August 2015.

Due to the high volume of applications expected, we regret that only successful candidates will be informed.

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