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Policy and Research Officer

Job Description

Do you have a passion for research and policy development? VANRATH are assisting a large Public Sector organisation in their search for a Policy and Research Officer to join their team on a temporary basis.


  • Conducting research and follow up on policy-related developments.
  • Collate and interpret relevant policy documents and reports.
  • Monitoring and analysing output from key influencers and drafting institutional responses.
  • Preparing briefing documents and collate evidence to inform strategic developments and support preparation of business cases.
  • Carry out consultations with stakeholders including senior representatives from public sector and industry.
  • Ensuring that the organisation has a key influence on legislation and public policy, through reliable, evidenced based research.

The Ideal Person

  • Minimum of 2 years relevant experience working within a research or policy environment.
  • Knowledge and experience of conducting high-quality research in a policy, educational, non-profit or corporate setting.
  • Evidence of undertaking research including statistical and critical analysis.
  • Proven ability in preparing fluent and high-quality reports and drafting.
  • High level of competence in organisational and project management skills including managing own workload and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent computer skills, including for the presentation of different types of data.
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication (verbal and written) skills.


This is an excellent staff officer level role within a Public Sector organisation.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Public Sector job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Aisling Bishop in the strictest confidence.

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