Professor or Reader of Public Policy and Director of Analysis

King's College London - The Policy Institute

The Policy Institute at King’s is looking to recruit a high calibre individual as Director of Policy Analysis as part of its Senior Leadership Team. The successful candidate will play a lead role in ensuring the Policy Institute continues to improve outcomes, using innovative ways to identify, explore and address pressing societal issues across a range of communities both nationally and internationally.

Focused on improving outcomes for people, the Director of Policy Analysis will significantly contribute to further establishing King’s as an internationally recognised leader in delivering policy research and analysis, provide identifiable and significant impact through activities across a diverse portfolio of subject areas, and further grow and develop a highly professional and motivated team. Rigour in the design and quality of the research carried out by the Institute is fundamental to its work, and bringing in a significant, sustainable and funded research programme with both new and repeat funders is also integral.

As part of the Senior Leadership Team, the successful candidate will also work closely with peers to build on the current culture to ensure that all core functions (e.g. research, analysis, communications, operations and events) are closely integrated and working together.

The ideal candidate would be appointed at Professorial or Reader level, dependent on experience.

The selection process will include competency based questions, a presentation, an assessment and a panel interview.

Interviews are scheduled to be held 12 December 2017.

This post will be based on a full time, indefinite contract 

Appointment at Professorial Grade minimum £70,000 pa negotiable commensurate with a senior appointment, plus £2,923 London Weighting Allowance per annum. This role will attract a non-superannuable honorarium for £10,000, which will be paid in addition to the appointee's basic salary for a period of five years.

Appointment at Reader Grade £52,131-64,089 pa, plus £2,923 London Weighting Allowance per annum. This role will attract a non-superannuable honorarium for £10,000, which will be paid in addition to the appointee's basic salary for a period of five years.

The appointment will be made dependent upon experience.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Samantha Gross on samantha.gross@kcl.ac.uk