Director of Early Years, Education Policy Institute

Pay scale: £60,000-75,000

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) is a leading public policy research institute. For six years we’ve produced high quality, authoritative research that has proven both timely and influential to policy-makers, practitioners and the public.  

We are looking for an experienced quantitative analyst, economist, or social policy researcher to lead our work on early years. 

As a director at EPI, you will have the opportunity to:  

  • Deliver impactful research on policies and programmes related to young children and their families, with a focus on those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and shape the directorate work around key topics, such as access to quality early education and the impact of childhood inequalities on life chances.  
  • Build relationships with a range of stakeholders including grant-awarding foundations, government and politicians, and a range of charities with interests in these areas. 
  • Manage and grow a team, developing their skills and expertise in research techniques, report writing and stakeholder engagement. 
  • Lead on a range of projects, including writing reports, blogs and presenting EPI research findings to high-level audiences such as the media and parliamentary select committees. 
  • Be part of the Executive Team, overseeing the growth and sustainability of the organisation. 

If you have:

  • a numerate degree, and at least 5 years relevant experience or a relevant doctorate or advanced degree.  
  • deep knowledge of early years research and policy. 
  • experience in designing and managing research programmes to inform and influence national policy making.  

we would love to hear from you.

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