Research and Policy Manager (Public Sector)

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Job no: 499176
Work type: Fixed Term Contract
Location: London
Categories: Accountancy, Policy, Research, Strategy / Development, Writing / Editing

We’re currently recruiting for a Research and Policy Manager (Public Sector) to join the Professional Insights team in London.   This is a fixed term contract until September 2021.

This is an exciting opportunity in which you’ll be responsible for contributing to ACCA’s research initiatives and thought leadership on the key issues impacting the Public Sector in the global economy and to support ACCA’s Public Sector strategy.


The Job

On a day to day basis, you’ll be involved in the following:

  • Generating, in collaboration with ACCA colleagues and external subject specialists, high-quality professional content on key issues relating to the Public Sector that provides ACCA member value and can be tailored for communication to our internal and external audiences
  • Influencing external stakeholders to ensure ACCA’s contribution to the development of policy and practice on key Public Sector issues
  • Working closely with the Head of Public Sector and Portfolio Head - Business Futures to ensure that the plans for Professional Insights fully reflect and anticipate developments in the Public Sector and align with ACCA’s Public Sector strategy
  • Supporting the management of ACCA’s Public Sector Global Forum – a respected group of international experts and leaders in public sector finance
  • Advising a wide range of internal stakeholders (including colleagues in Markets and Public Affairs) on the delivery of key messages relevant to Public Sector audiences


The Person

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Is degree educated or equivalent (preferably in a discipline relevant to producing Public Sector research and insights)
  • Is a professionally qualified (CCAB) accountant – desirable but not essential
  • Possesses a good understanding of the Public Sector landscape, and the ability to develop policy positions on relevant areas
  • Can demonstrate an understanding of broader key accountancy issues, as well as issues impacting the development of the accountancy profession in the Public Sector (preferred)
  • Has the ability to build and develop effective internal and external networks
  • Has strong project management and organisation skills with the ability to think ahead and plan accordingly
  • Has strong writing skills and a capacity to produce a broad range of compelling thought leadership and insight content


The Perks

And in working with us, you’ll enjoy:

  • Core benefits including private healthcare, pension and life assurance
  • Customisable benefits including health assessments, healthcare cash plan dental cover, cycle to work scheme and much, much more
  • Flexible working and a great working environment 


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