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Board Member (x2) (Non-Executive Director, voluntary)

Salary: These roles are not remunerated

Location: Most meetings are held in Southwark, London 

Closing date: 28th January '18

Job description

Policy Connect, the collaborative cross-party think tank that leads a network of parliamentary groups, research commissions, forums and campaigns, is looking to recruit two Board Members, one of whom will chair the audit and resources subcommittee.

We bring together academics, business, charities and the public sector with parliamentarians and other policy experts to inform and improve UK public policy.

You will be joining our Board at a time where every Parliamentary vote matters, and every policy stream we work on is key to Brexit, the industrial strategy and the clean growth strategy. As a non-profit social enterprise, we provide independent policy research, bring together parliamentarians with public and private organisations, and tackle key policy issues.

We are particularly seeking to recruit individuals who will provide advice and constructive challenge and have a keen interest in helping to shape the organisation’s aims, values and strategic goals. Our Board members are crucial to advising our Executive team, act as an ambassador for Policy Connect, and work with a range of internal and external stakeholders (including politicians and members).

We are particularly seeking to recruit Independent Non-Executive Directors with a proven track record at a strategic level in one or more of the following areas:

  • Financial background (Chair of audit subcommittee)
  • Legal
  • Research
  • Marketing and communications
  • Business development and fundraising
  • Governance and risk management
  • Leadership, mentoring relationships

As someone who supports our ethos of transparency, cross-party work and providing the space for a wide range of organisations to input to the Parliamentary process (from charity to big business), you will help us to create big impact with a small, driven team.

We need a Board member who will support the wider Policy Connect team with advice, contacts and business development in our policy areas with the option of entering into a closer mentoring relationship with individual staff members if appropriate, feasible and desired.

Policy Connect is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, belief and gender. 

How to apply

Please contact CEO Jonathan Shaw with your CV or to arrange a call through officemanager@policyconnect.org.uk.


Researcher and Project Co-ordinator: Health and Energy Safety Policy (full-time, permanent) 

Location: London

Salary: Between £20,659 - £24,552, depending on experience. 4% pension contribution on completion of 3 month probationary period.

Policy Connect is the leading network of Parliamentary groups, research commissions, forums and campaigns working to inform and improve UK public policy.  Working across a wide range of policyareas, covering mainstream and niche issues, the Policy Connect network of groups is recognised forproviding the highest quality in impartial, policy-led research, events and campaigning. We are a private limited company, a social enterprise and a not for profit organisation.

Role outline

We are looking for a Project Co-ordinator to join our Health and Energy Safety Policy team. This team takes responsibility for managing the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group, and the All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group. These are a combination of membership groups and representative groups which provide objective platforms for debate and engagement between policy makers and policy users.  The role would be attractive to candidates with an interest in parliamentary affairs, public-interest campaigns and public health policy.

How to apply

Please read the job description and candidate specification on our website, and send your CV of no more than 2 A4 pages, a covering letter of no more than 1 A4 page and a completed equal opportunities monitoring form to careers@policyconnect.org.uk. Please include “Researcher and Project Co-ordinator: Health and Energy Safety Policy” in the application email subject line.  

Please ensure that your covering letter states your current salary and refers specifically to how yourexperience relates to the main duties and person specifications required for this role. 

Closing date: Wednesday 31 January 2018

Likely interview date: week commencing 5 February 2018 

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