Public Education and Policy Manager
Public Education and Policy Manager
The Public Education and Policy Manager will:
- develop and deliver Public Education and Policy work programmes based upon the outcomes of Woolf Institute research. The programmes should be designed to ensure that research results are translated into positive impacts in wider society, advancing progress towards the Woolf Institute vision of a world in which collaborative discussion and constructive engagement can overcome prejudice and intolerance.
- support Woolf Institute researchers in effectively distributing policy reports based on the projects on which they are working; follow up distribution of policy reports to encourage wider dissemination; and monitor Woolf Institute policy reports' reach and impact (e.g. through press articles and media coverage, inclusion in local, regional and national policy discussions and resulting policy additions or amendments).
The postholder will focus on delivering a number of the Woolf Institute's Public Education and Policy goals for 2020-2025, including to:
- facilitate encounter, bringing together people of different beliefs to establish and explore areas of commonality and difference through cultural and research events, with the aim of increasing tolerance and understanding between groups and individuals
- support teachers in the UK through Woolf Institute schools and education professionals' programmes and provision of resources to incorporate interfaith insights and faith-related issues into secondary school teaching in subjects such as Religious Education, Philosophy, History, Geography and Citizenship
- increase annual online course participation
- establish and develop meaningful relationships with policy-makers and other senior personnel within the UK Government
- establish programmes of diversity training for workplaces, with a particular focus on public bodies, public services and larger organisations
- contribute meaningfully towards public debates on policy-related issues across various media platforms (podcasts, print and online journalism, TV and radio)
The position is full-time (37.5 hours per week), Monday to Friday, with occasional flexible hours required. We offer a competitive salary circa£35K (depending on experience), a generous pension and excellent working environment.
The Public Education and Policy Manager will report to the Director of Studies and:
- oversee the marketing, delivery and assessment of 'Diversity in End of Life Care' training sessions for hospice and hospital staff and volunteers by Woolf Institute trainers
- collate, draft and produce a 'Diversity in End of Life Care' online resource for hospice and hospital staff and volunteers, thereafter ensure that it is reviewed and updated as required at least annually
- review the previous Public Education resources and research outputs previously produced by the Woolf Institute (e.g. for Religious Education teachers in UK schools), update where needed and remarket and/or develop into additional Public Education outputs
- working with colleagues and affiliated researchers, produce costed proposals for additional Public Education and corporate/Public Sector training materials and courses for consideration by the Management Team. If proposals are agreed, market and deliver the new training courses
- market existing Woolf Institute training options to potential business and public sector clients
- support the Director of Studies in marketing Woolf Institute online courses
- ensure that the 'Diversity in End of Life Care' handbook is reviewed and updated as required annually
- research and maintain and appropriate and effective policy report distribution list
- establish and maintain contacts with key contacts for engaging with local, regional and national policy makers and influencers
- prepare and distribute covering communications for policy reports, liaising with the relevant Woolf Institute researchers
- liaise with the Digital Media and Communications Officer to assist in securing press and media coverage for policy report recommendations and for public education initiatives
- follow up initial policy report distribution to encourage wider dissemination and secure engagement from decision makers and influencers
- benchmark, monitor and report upon the reach and impact of Woolf Institute Public Education programmes and policy reports
- liaise with the Digital Media and Communications Officer and Alumni and Supporter Relations Manager to ensure co-ordinated marketing, stewardship, fundraising and other communications activity for the Woolf Institute
- other relevant tasks as agreed with the Director of Studies and Executive Director
The successful candidate will:
- Have undertaken public education and training projects and be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed to plan and implement a public education programme;
- Have produced a variety of training materials for different audiences;
- Have good written and verbal communication skills, across a variety of communications channels;
- Be capable and comfortable using social media channels to promote Woolf Institute events, reports and activities;
- Have training and/or educational event organising experience;
- Have successfully produced good quality podcasts and short films, preferably relating to areas of interest within the Woolf Institute's mission
- Be administratively self-supporting;
- Be a capable user of not-for-profit database software, such as Raiser's Edge or Donor Perfect, or a CRM, including extracting and importing data for a variety of requirements;
- Have used electronic marketing software to produce mass emailings and track responses, such as Dot Mailer, Mail Chimp or Constant Contact;
- Be a confident user of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint;
- Be numerate and confident in creating, using and manipulating spreadsheets to analyse and report on data for a variety of audiences;
- Be comfortable working in a small team and have a flexible and co-operative approach to ensuring that the Woolf Institute is presented and perceived in a positive light;
- Understand data protection requirements and ensure that all operations are undertaken within these.
Desirable experience or attributes are:
- Experience of using design software, such as InDesign;
- Have at least 3 years working experience of public education in the charitable sector, preferably within education/academic organisations.
Application process for this role
Candidates should send their curriculum vitae, with a covering letter to Tina Steiner, Office Manager explaining how they meet the role criteria, to arrive no later than 9.15am on Friday 22 November by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post to Tina Steiner, Office Manager, Woolf Institute, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0UB.
Please note, this is not a role which would qualify the successful candidate for visa sponsorship.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 5 December 2019 at the Woolf Institute.
If you would like to discuss the role informally in advance of applying, please contact Dr Emma Harris on 01223 761984 to arrange time for a telephone conversation.
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