- Full time, fixed term until 31 December 2024
- Part time requests considered, secondments welcome
- Hybrid working, London-based offices
- £40,000-£42,000 annual salary pro-rata
We want you to develop your own ambitious programme of campaign activities that can help us achieve five goals:
Adopt a more public-centred narrative for R&D as a societal and political cause.
You’ll work with us to transform our public opinion data into a clear call to action for R&D advocates, and then use our finding to help these stakeholders create a more tangible sense of place and purpose around R&D and investment into it.
Nurture new political supporters who view R&D as a policy priority.
You’ll draw on our public opinion data to identify new ways to make R&D feel relevant to different political perspectives, and work proactively to nurture a new generation of political supporters within the next parliament.
Drive uptake of CaSE’s new advocacy tools among the R&D sector.
You’ll help get our advocacy guidance adopted across the R&D sector, and partner with our creative agency to develop and socialise a new visual label or identifier for the sector that can help link together examples of R&D across society.
Promote collaborative advocacy across, and from outside, the R&D sector.
You’ll work with leading R&D organisations to broker a more unified approach to our sector’s messaging, and help us identify and secure unexpected allies from outside our usual circle of advocacy partners.
Deploy further opinion research to keep our messaging relevant.
You’ll help design responsive public opinion polling and focus groups to generate eye-catching findings, and work with the Communications Manager to leverage the media opportunities these will create to show that R&D is relevant to the evolving election dialogue.
With this work, our definition of R&D and the R&D sector includes the full range of academia, charities, businesses, and public engagement organisations. Likewise, we adopt a broad disciplinary view, spanning from STEM to social sciences, the arts and humanities.
Essential Skills and Experience
Experience of building and delivering campaigns, including focussing resources and capacity towards different target audiences.
A track record of crafting compelling messages and finding new and effective ways to deliver these to the right audiences.
An ability to work responsively in a fast-paced environment.
A high degree of initiative, and enthusiasm to contribute as part of a small team.
A collaborative and persuasive style of achieving goals, and an ability to rapidly become an ambassador for CaSE and our projects.
Desirable Skills and Experience
Familiarity with the following areas would be desirable, but we can also support you to get up to full speed on them:
Familiarity with the R&D sector, including its influential organisations and policy priorities for the next General Election.
Familiarity with the design, analysis and outputs of public opinion polls.
The deadline for applications was 09:00 GMT on 15 January 2024.
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and a covering letter (one page max) that sets out how your qualities, skills and experience are relevant to this role. Applications will then be anonymised before being assessed.
We are committed to CaSE being a diverse and inclusive workplace, where everyone can thrive. We welcome applications from all individuals and aim to make our recruitment processes as inclusive as possible – if you need any adjustments, please let us know.
First-round interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams on 6 February, and successful applicants will then be invited to interview at the CaSE offices in central London on 13 February.
Term and conditions
Salary: £40,000-£42,000 per annum, pro rata
Hours: The post is advertised as full time at 35 hours a week, Monday to Friday, with options for flexible working. We’ll consider requests for part-time working, and welcome secondments.
Holidays: Holiday entitlement is 25 days paid leave per year, plus public holidays. In addition, the CaSE office closes for 3 days each year between Christmas and New Year.
Pension: CaSE will provide an annual pension contribution equal to 11% of gross salary.
Location: CaSE has a hybrid working arrangement with both home working and office working at CaSE’s office in 1 Naoroji Street, London, WC1X 0GB on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for full-time staff.
Eligibility: Applicants must have right to work in the UK.
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
CaSE aims to help research and innovation thrive in a way that improves people’s lives and livelihoods. We believe this goal can only be realised by taking an inclusive approach to science and engineering, to deliver better outcomes for all.