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Policy & Research Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £32,760 – £36,849
  • Hybrid working - home working and working at our office in Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th January 2024

  • Advertised from 4th December 2023
  • 35 hours a week (job share considered)
  • Pension: 5% employee, 4% employer contributions Life Assurance: 4 times salary Holidays: 8 weeks per year


We’re looking for a Policy & Research Manager to join our Leadership Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing plans for research and policy work with stakeholders to ensure People Know How continues to deliver on its strategy, vision, mission, and values. The role includes supporting our political engagement through research, campaigns and influencing, and synthesising relevant existing and emerging research and analysis, developing and presenting credible policy recommendations.

People Know How is a Scottish social innovation charity based in Edinburgh and the Lothians. We work with people and communities to develop innovative strategies and services to address social issues both locally and nationally. Our aim is to support and empower both individuals and organisations to mobilise their assets and realise their true potential. People often don’t realise that they know how, and that’s where we come in – unlocking ideas for a better future, today. We call this social innovation.

Application notes

This post closes at 12pm on Wednesday 10 January, with interviews taking place on Thursday 18 January.

To see the full job description and apply please download our recruitment pack below, as well as our Applicant Information form and Equality & Diversity Monitoring form below and send the completed forms, alongside your CV and cover letter to