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About ILC-UK

The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) is the specialist think-tank on the impact of ageing on society.

We ask difficult questions and present new solutions to the challenges and opportunities of ageing. We undertake research and policy analysis and create a forum for debate and action.

We are intergenerational and solutions focused in our approach, our work is evidence based and all our reports include targeted recommendations for future action.

Over the last year, we have enjoyed great success both in terms of our impact and reach:

  • Producing over 35 reports.
  • Holding over 50 high level events, including our sell out “Future of Ageing” annual conference.
  • Featuring in every UK national newspaper, in international publications, contributing to national TV and radio debates, and reaching an international Twitter audience of more than 5 million.

In the last month alone, we’ve been on BBC Breakfast, Sky News and in the Guardian as well as influencing more residential care homes to use music based interventions in dementia care.

 

Candidate Specification

This role will be focusing on some of the UK’s key societal and economic challenges. You will become an integral member of the team, working closely with the Director and Assistant Director of Researcher, our Head of External Affairs and our Research Fellows. You will contribute to policy research and advisory projects, engage with policy-makers in research and advisory processes and disseminate results.

We need a Research Fellow with excellent analytical and written skills and a strong passion and understanding for UK public policy. You must be able to work at a rapid pace, conducting secondary analysis of literature and evidence including data. Alongside this, you will need to be able develop your own narrative including drawing together interesting and salient conclusions.

This role would suit an individual with some experience in a public policy or research environment who wants to influence UK public policy.

 

Key Responsibilities

Research and funding - Developing policy relevant research, including the production of outputs (e.g. research reports, journal articles, policy briefings and blogs). This includes attracting funds through the identification of funding opportunities, development of bids, and pro-active promotion of ILC-UK’s work.

Policy advice, public affairs, and dissemination - Maximising the potential influence of our research and expertise through the dissemination of research, engagement with key stakeholders and other activities, such a media engagement.

Contributing to ILC-UK’s broader community life - Contributing to ILC-UK internal and external meetings and events, and more broadly the intellectual and social capital of the organisation.

 

For more information about this post, including the Key Skills, How to Apply and the full Job Description, please click on the PDF links below.

If you experience any difficulties downloading either of the PDFs, please contact ILC-UK at info@ilcuk.org.uk and we would be happy to forward these through to you.

Documents:

ILC-UK Research Fellow 2018 Advert (PDF)
ILC-UK Research Fellow 2018 - Job Description (PDF)

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