Policy and Research Manager

NFP People
£37000 Per Annum
Closing date
4 Nov 2019

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We are looking for a Policy and Research Manager to join a leading charity in an exciting and rewarding role.

Position: Policy and Research Manager

Location: Based in Sidmouth, Devon – “an area of outstanding natural beauty”

Hours: Full-time 35 hours per week

Salary: £37,000 per annum

Contract: Permanent

Benefits: Generous annual leave, pension scheme, Healthshield plan, confidential counselling service, subsidised restaurant, free parking, enhanced maternity/paternity benefits, Life Assurance Scheme, 31 day’s holiday per year, inclusive of the 8 statutory public holidays. This increases by one day each year until a maximum of 34 days is reached.

Closing Date: 4th November 2019

The challenge of delivering better welfare on a global scale for millions of donkeys and mules is complex and ever changing. In order to affect change on a global scale we are looking to recruit a Policy and Research Manager who can help face these challenges by researching the global advocacy environment and developing policies and policy positions that will help our client to change the world for these magnificent animals, and for the communities who rely on them.

The Role

As Policy and Research Manager, you will work with the Policy, Advocacy and Campaign teams and the wider charity to manage and further develop the organisation’s policies and policy processes, stakeholder management and advocacy-related research.

You will:


  • Undertake research and write policy position papers, factsheets, publications and policy responses.
  • Produce relevant policy and information briefs.



  • Ensure that the charity has a strong voice in the policy making process at national and international level through the formulation of high quality, well informed policy positions and outputs on issues relevant to our stakeholders.


About You

Possessing excellent written communication skills and an ability to translate complex information into easy to understand messages, the Policy and Research Manager will:


  • Have extensive report writing experience.
  • Have a good understanding of the UK, European and International external advocacy environments.
  • Have the ability to assess trends and developments likely to affect policy.
  • Have a good knowledge of the major stakeholders the charity must work and engage with, such as the UN, UNFAO, UNIFAD, OIE, the World Bank, the World Food Programme, and regionally in Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin and South America and in Europe.
  • Have a substantial post qualification experience of working in Policy, Advocacy or Campaigns sectors.


Excellent communication, IT and organisational skills, with the ability to maintain a high degree of autonomy and attention to detail while working with a number conflicting demands and multiple deadlines is required.

In return…

You can be part of an evolving program of change taking place within a leading charity working in an area of outstanding natural beauty. With amazing benefits and opportunities to develop you career, you can really make a difference in a fulfilling and rewarding role.

About the Organisation

The charity is one of the UK’s largest international animal welfare charities, currently supporting projects in over 35 countries worldwide. They are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering and their contribution to humanity is fully valued.

“The Sanctuary is a positive place to work with friendly staff and a wonderful charity. With amazing work throughout the world, once you join you never want to leave!”

Our client is a Disability Confident Employer. They are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults) and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.

We are Not-For-Profit People.

We recruit exclusively for organisations in the challenging Not-For-Profit sector. We’re fully behind the charities and bodies that aim to change the world – one project at a time. Whether you’re seeking exceptional leaders, committed staff or a combination of the two, you probably want to know exactly how we’re different and why it matters to you. We don’t do business as usual. We deliver a recruitment solution that replaces clunky, costly, contracted processes with a single, seamless solution.

Contact Us
  • 6 West Street
  • Olney
  • MK46 5HR
  • GB
  • 01234 815658
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