Policy and Research Programme Manager

Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust


Job Description

Do you want to make a difference to addressing poverty in the UK? Do you know about housing issues, policy and practice? Do you want to influence policy and practice based on strong and independent evidence?

Full time – 35 hours per week (with scope for flexible working)
Permanent contract

Location: York or London (London weighting £5,000 pa)

Starting salary: £39,552 up to £42,408 per annum (dependant on experience)

We are seeking a new Programme Manager in our Policy & Research team to:

• Lead our housing related research, including our major programme on Housing and Poverty
• Contribute to our wider work on anti-poverty strategies and on the role of housing associations in reducing poverty
• Develop original areas of policy, research and influencing as JRF goes into its next strategic plan (2015-2017)

You will have specific knowledge and experience of housing policy and practice. With relevant and broad experience of using research and other evidence to inform and help develop housing policy and/or practice, and a proven track record in project management, you will work collaboratively and creatively with a wide range of people, across different sectors, to deliver high quality programmes of work and to inform and influence policy and practice across the UK.

You will have excellent communication and analytical skills, together with the ability to build relationships with a wide range of people at all levels and to sustain a national profile on these issues for JRF. You will be able to work pro-actively to deliver against the organisation’s strategic objectives.

If you think you have the energy, intellect and experience we need, then we would like to hear from you.

The post is based in York or London and involves frequent travel within the UK. London-based posts will need to work at the JRF headquarters in York for (on average) two days every week.

Download an application pack at: www.jrf.org.uk/about-us/jobs or our 24-hour recruitment answerphone: 01904 615943.

The closing deadline for applications is Monday 24 November 2014

An Assessment Centre will be held in York on 4 December 2014 – please ensure your availability for this date.

No CVs or agency applications please


  • Location : York
  • Reference :
  • Salary: £39,552 up to £42,408 per annum
  • Closing Date : 24 November 2014
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All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.


All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.

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