Senior Policy Manager

Closing date

July 4th 2022



Job Type

Full time (12 months fixed-term)


£40,000 - £45,000

If you are passionate about the future of racial justice in this country, this is a unique chance to work for Britain's leading race equality think tank, shaping and delivering our anti-racist policy work and political engagement strategy.

We are looking for a member of the team to continue our ongoing policy projects, which ranges from investigating the connection between structural racism and the climate crisis to promoting teaching race migration and empire in schools. This role will require someone prepared to lead a high performing team, whilst keeping informed with ongoing political developments surrounding race and racism.

This role involves leading a high performing team across all aspects of our busy policy function, reporting to the CEO. We are looking for someone who can effectively drive forward and develop our ongoing policy projects, which range from investigating the connection between structural racism and the climate crisis to promoting the teaching of race, migration and empire in schools.

This is a challenging and rewarding role and requires an individual who is well organised, comfortable in different high-stake settings, and is able to combine a detailed grasp of policy with an understanding of the changing debates on race and social justice.  

Your job will include:

  • Leading policy engagement and coalition building: coordinating our parliamentary engagement and convening high profile stakeholders to advance our objectives
  • Policy and programme development: leading large and impactful projects and delivering high quality briefings, reports and research
  • Strategic leadership: working closely with the CEO and Head of Research, you will build our political strategy and shape Runnymede’s policy work, projects and partnerships
  • Representing Runnymede: influencing through thought leadership and utilising your external profile to represent Runnymede at events and in the media

We are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We are particularly keen to receive applications from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people; disabled people (visible and invisible, mental and physical); people who identify as being LGBTQIA; and people who identify as working class or have done so in the past.

Due to the urgent nature of the role, we will be conducting rolling interviews and reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as soon as possible.

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