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Policy and Research Officer

Closing date: 28 May 2022

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  • Full Time
  • London

Website Work Rights Centre

We're a charity with a mission to support migrants and disadvantaged Britons to access employment justice, and improve their social mobility. To this end, every week in London and Manchester we run a free and multilingual advice clinic. We help our beneficiaries fight employment rights breaches such as non-payment, we provide employability and benefits advice, and we help them secure their immigration status when they need it. We also recognise the importance of changing the systems that create socioeconomic disadvantage. This is why we use our frontline insights to raise the profile of migrants' inequality, and work with policymakers to address it.

The Work Rights Centre is looking for a Policy and Research Officer to join our ambitious and fast-growing team. We are a charity set up by migrants and for migrants. Every day we support people to challenge precarious work, insecure immigration status, and poverty entrenched by exclusion from public funds. 

We’re looking for a colleague with a good eye for the big picture to bring these important issues to the attention of policymakers, and to help us challenge migrants’ inequality for the long term. This is an ideal opportunity for someone with a strong sense of justice and experience in policy and research, who values impact, teamwork, and the autonomy of working in a small and agile team.

The Role

As Policy and Research officer, you will play a key role in our policy influencing work. Led directly by the CEO and working closely with our team of advisers, you will transform our frontline data into meaningful publications and recommendations for policy makers. This is a real opportunity to make research count, and to tackle migrants’ inequality through an ambitious policy agenda. 

About you

We’re looking for a colleague who shares our commitment to equality, and impactful research. Key criteria include:

  • Enthusiastic and proactive, motivated by a strong sense of justice;
  • An excellent communicator with a track record of published work, you are as comfortable with writing a briefing note as you are with giving presentations;
  • An agile thinker with research experience, you can easily navigate mixed methods, from crunching data in excel (or other software), to conducing interviews sensitively;
  • A capable team player, you enjoy teamwork but can work autonomously to a high standard.

To apply for this job please visit www.workrightscentre.org.

Other benefits

Flexible working, 28 annual leave + 3 days Christmas closure.

Any other details

Please include samples of your published research work in your cover letter.

How to apply

Click the link to download the full job description and person specifications. Please send your CV and Cover Letter to [email protected]  by midnight on Sunday, 28 May. Successful candidates will be notified shortly after the deadline, and interviews will be conducted on the wc 29 May. We seek to appoint a candidate as soon as reasonably possible, and are prepared to accommodate hybrid working to ease their transition into the post.

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Job Details

Organisation: Work Rights Centre

Location: London

Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 (30,000 - 32,000)

Closing date: 28 May 2022

Contract type: Fixed (12 months)

Full-time/part-time: Full Time

Remote working: Flexible

About the Organisation

We're a charity with a mission to support migrants and disadvantaged Britons to access employment justice, and improve their social mobility. To this end, every week in London and Manchester we run a free and multilingual advice clinic. We help our beneficiaries fight employment rights breaches such as non-payment, we provide employability and benefits advice, and we help them secure their immigration status when they need it. We also recognise the importance of changing the systems that create socioeconomic disadvantage. This is why we use our frontline insights to raise the profile of migrants' inequality, and work with policymakers to address it.

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