We're recruiting for an Engagement Lead, to work in our Innovation & Practice team.
As Engagement Lead you will play a central role in our team – developing, leading and managing significant projects for us, including citizens’ assemblies, citizens’ juries, deliberative workshops, and participatory processes. You will need to have excellent project leadership and project management skills, as well the ability to build and maintain good relationships with a wide variety of people, including members of the public, project partners, colleagues and decision-makers.
The main objective of this Function is to design and deliver high quality practical engagement work which helps Involve to move towards our desired outcomes. As we do our work, the Function aims particularly to innovate within its practice, and to create engagement processes that break down entrenched inequalities of power.
You will be a proven project leader looking to make your next move and develop your leadership skills and profile in this interesting and important area of public participation work. You will enjoy training and supporting others to develop and embed public participation in decision-making, drawing on your own significant practical experience, for example of deliberative and participatory processes.
Salary band: up to £47,291
Location: Flexible but must be comfortable with regular travel both for project work and for Involve team activities. Must be able to travel to deliver work across the UK, in particular in England.
Hours: Full time is our preference (but we will consider part time)
Download the job description to read more about the role, its responsibilities, and the competencies we're looking for. You'll find the job description at the bottom of this page.
How to apply
Apply online via the link below. The closing date for applications is 9 a.m. on Monday 2nd October 2023.
The online application form will ask you a series of questions:
- How you heard about this job
- Personal details
- Diversity monitoring (this section is optional)
- Application form:
- Please outline why you are interested in this role (max 300 words)
- Please outline your experience relevant to the essential competencies of this role. You will want to refer to the role description and the competencies in the job description. Please note that we are interested in any experience that demonstrates your suitability for the role (e.g. it may be in a work or voluntary capacity) (max 500 words)
- Please outline any experience relevant to the desirable competencies of this role. You will want to refer to the role description and the competencies in the job description. Please note that we are interested in any experience that demonstrates your suitability for the role (e.g. it may be in a work or voluntary capacity) (max 200 words)
- You'll be asked to upload a CV of no more than two sides of A4
If you are unable to complete your application via the online form, please contact us at [email protected]
Selection process and key dates
Your application will be blind reviewed, to reduce the impact of subconscious bias in the application review process. Your personal details and diversity monitoring information will not be seen by the assessor. Your CV will only be considered if you score well on the blind review. References will only be taken up upon appointment. This post is only open to candidates who have the right to work in the UK.
We’re actively building a diverse team and welcome applications from everyone. But simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. We aim to build an inclusive environment, where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences, and recognise the importance of teams reflecting the communities they work with. We can make reasonable adjustments to our interview process, and to working arrangements, according to your needs. If you are shortlisted for interview we will explain what the interview process will involve in advance and check with you if we need to make any adjustments so that you can interview fairly and comfortably. We will also cover any reasonable expenses to enable you to attend the interview.
Closing date: 9 a.m. on Monday 2nd October 2023. Applications submitted after this date and time will not be considered.
Interviews will begin from 17th October 2023
Shortlisted candidates can expect to hear by Wednesday 12th October 2023 if they are being invited to interview.