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BASIC is Recruiting a Research Director

New vacancy: BASIC is Recruiting a Research Director

Salary: £60,000 – £82,000

Terms: Permanent/Full Time

Location: Work from home or in co-working spaces, with quarterly in-person meetings.

Closing date: 06/01/2023

BASIC is an independent think tank working to safeguard humanity and Earth’s ecosystem from nuclear weapons risks and interrelated security threats, for generations to come. Founded in 1987, we have 35 years’ experience of convening meaningful dialogues across complex political divides, and a reputation for generating innovative, high-quality research and policy advice.   

Our role is to draw together different perspectives within the nuclear weapons/security debate, where we can push the boundaries of policy discussions. We are independent and defend our freedom of speech, receive no core funding from any state, and our project work is funded transparently. As a fast paced, inclusive, and rewarding environment in which to work, we have experienced significant growth since 2017, and our intention is to continue this growth trajectory.   

As part of the senior management team, we are looking for an ambitious, entrepreneurial, creative, collaborative and experienced Research Director to oversee our growing Policy Team and their programmes, contributing to the overall strategic direction of the think tank. With a track record of clearly demonstrated professional experience developed in the nuclear weapons policy field, you will have a strong background in fundraising, and use your well-established network of relations in the field to cultivate, strengthen, and amplify the work of our programme managers. This is a new role at BASIC and the successful candidate will have the latitude to shape it, in collaboration with the Executive Director and the rest of the team.

BASIC is working with Rockpools, an Executive Management search organisation to recruit for this position. Further details, including the application process, can be found on their website here.

BASIC is a champion of equity, diversity and inclusion in the nuclear policy field. We are committed to equal opportunity employment, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, or disability. We are happy to work with candidates to accommodate their disability needs.

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