Policy and Evidence Manager


4th January 2023

The Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC) Limited and Vitae are recruiting…

(mid-level, competitive salary plus benefits, hybrid and flexible working available)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated professional to join our growing team at the Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC), which manages the Vitae programme, a not-for-profit programme which leads on and advocates for the professional development of researchers in the UK and internationally.

The role will involve providing evidence and expertise to support Vitae’s position as a leading authority on the career and professional development of researchers. You will be responsible for managing a portfolio of projects and undertaking research and evaluation in the field of careers and related policy areas at a national and international level.

Expertise in stakeholder management, contributing to policy development, facilitation and community engagement would be advantageous. Experience of qualitative and quantitative research are essential, preferably from an applied social science perspective.

The successful candidate will likely have worked in or adjacent to the higher education and research sectors, or may have a background in the third sector, and will have an understanding of the research landscape and enthusiasm for our areas of interest.

At CRAC we foster a supportive, people focused organisational culture. As a small team we work in a matrix style, with a strong emphasis on cross-team collaboration, to deliver on our charitable mission of providing research, expertise and innovation for all those who support career development.

Benefits include

  • Flexible working hours and locations
  • Hybrid working model
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising annually up to 30 plus bank holidays
  • 10% employer pension contribution
  • Life Insurance including free (health and well-being) employee support services
  • Enhanced maternity pay for up 20 weeks to for those who meet the qualifying criteria
  • Enhanced sick pay for those who meet the qualifying criteria
  • Optional private healthcare
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free refreshments whilst working in the office

Our team is currently made up of a combination of full time, part time, hybrid and remote working roles.

Square peg in a round hole? Even if you think you don’t fit all of the criteria, we would still like to hear from you, please get in touch for a chat. We are looking to diversify our team and welcome applications from those with different skillsets, backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply, send your CV and a covering letter evidencing how you meet the person specification and experience and what you can bring to the post with a copy of your latest CV, please also let us know your salary expectations, preferred working arrangements (full time, part time, secondment, etc.), location and any other flexible working considerations in your application to Hayley Evans at recruitment@crac.org.uk, closing date for applications is Wednesday 4 January 2023 (12 noon)

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 4 January 2023 (12 noon), but please do not delay your application as we wish to interview as soon as possible and reserve the right to close the application process at any point.

Find out more about the position here