Head of Policy and Research

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£39,359 to £51,659 per annum Full Time Contact: Recruitment Team Reference: R0067619

Job Description

This is an advertisement on behalf of the Standard Life Foundation. For more information and for a full role profile to review before applying, please visit www.standardlifefoundation.org.uk/about/vacancies

Job title:   Head of Policy & Research

Reports to: Chief Executive

Location:   Blended between home-working and office base working - with Edinburgh or London office (dependent on candidate)

Contract type: Permanent. Flexibility on post being either 28 or 35 hours per week

Salary: 35 hrs salary: £49,199 - £51,659

  28 hrs: £39,359 - £41,327

Benefits: Generous benefits package

Closing Date:  16th October at noon

Background

We are an independent charitable foundation working to tackle financial problems and improve living standards. Our focus is improving the lives of people on low-to-middle incomes in the UK. We aim to achieve this by funding a range of work with the potential to create real and lasting change, working collaboratively with a number of partners and key stakeholders.

Each year we intend to award over £2 million in grants. Our funding comes from the unclaimed assets from Standard Life’s demutualisation in 2006, which we received in 2017. The company has since merged to become Standard Life Aberdeen and supports us through in-kind donations of office space and professional support. Decisions about our strategy and what we fund are made by our independent board of trustees, chaired by the former Chancellor, Alistair Darling.

We aim to be an open and engaged funder that offers more than money. The team is small (currently four staff) located in Edinburgh and London and this post is based in Edinburgh. The role is an exciting opportunity for someone who shares the vision of Standard Life Foundation, and offers a chance to contribute to strategic change in improving financial well-being in the UK.

Role Context

We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed and experienced individual who will develop and drive forward a number of the Foundation’s policy and research activities, working closely with the Chief Executive and other members of staff and trustees. The Head of Policy & Research will help to develop the Foundation into a leading organisation working on issues relating to financial well-being, establishing and developing relationships with key policy makers and opinion formers. The successful candidate will have a willingness to work collaboratively and be passionate about the Foundation’s work.

We value diversity in our workforce and welcome enquiries from everyone. 

Please download the full role profile providing more information about the job, including key responsibilities and a full list of the experience, knowledge and skills requirements: www.standardlifefoundation.org.uk/about/vacancies

You will need to submit your CV (including telephone number, email address and current salary) and a covering letter explaining how you meet the person specification.

If you have any questions about the job please contact us at

recruitment@standardlifefoundation.org.uk

We’re committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all forms of difference are valued and which is free from any form of unfair or unlawful treatment.

 We define diversity in its broadest sense – this includes but is not limited to our diversity of educational and professional backgrounds, experience, cognitive and neurodiversity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief and ethnicity and geographical provenance.  Standard Life Aberdeen supports a culture that values meritocracy, fairness and transparency and welcomes enquiries from everyone.

If you need assistance or an adjustment due to a disability please let us know as part of your application and we will assist.

We’re committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all forms of difference are valued and which is free from any form of unfair or unlawful treatment.  We define diversity in its broadest sense – this includes but is not limited to our diversity of educational and professional backgrounds, experience, cognitive and neurodiversity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief and ethnicity and geographical provenance.  We support a culture that values meritocracy, fairness and transparency and welcomes enquiries from everyone.

If you need assistance or an adjustment due to a disability please let us know as part of your application and we will assist.

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