Project Manager: Assisted Dying – Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Nuffield Foundation

  • Team: Nuffield Council on Bioethics
  • Salary: Salary starting from £48,000pa (2023 cost of living award pending). Full-time (35 hours), part time considered. 18 month FTC
  • Location: We're London based (Farringdon), with the ability to work from home for part of the week
  • Closing: 9:30am, 12th Dec 2022 GMT

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced project manager with a policy / engagement background to lead a major public engagement project on the ethics of assisted dying.  You will have excellent stakeholder management and communication skills, as well as being an enthusiastic and organised team player.  

About the project

The Project Manager will be responsible for leading all aspects of our work on assisted dying including: setting a clear project plan, mapping the policy and research environment, commissioning a Citizen's Jury, and overseeing stakeholder engagement and external communications, in partnership with external affairs colleagues.    

The aims of project are to: 

  • Deliver robust and credible evidence of public views about assisted dying 

  • Commission a series of authoritative and accessible opinion pieces on the full range of ethical views on assisted dying, 

  • Engage government, media and policy makers (including professional bodies) on the findings of the public engagement. 

Outputs are to include:  

  • Synthesis of research and analysis of ethical issues associated with assisted dying in order to inform the public engagement process, 

  • Findings from the public engagement, 

  • A commissioned series of opinion pieces from Council members and wider experts detailing the range of ethical perspectives on assisted dying. 

You will take a collaborative and inclusive approach and ensure representatives from all sides of the debate are fairly represented in the deliberations and oversight of the work.  Is expected that the public engagement will be commissioned to a third party, who will work closely with the Project Manager to deliver a robust and balanced report on public views on the ethics of assisted dying.   

About you

We are looking for an experienced project manager with a mix of experience across public engagement, policy and research. You will be an exceptional stakeholder manager, able to engage with a spectrum of people with varying views on assisted dying. You will be confident working with high-level academics and policy makers an experienced in reporting to boards.  

You will have the skills and gravitas to work autonomously and lead this high-profile work as well as enjoying working in a team environment. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong research skills. We are seeking someone who can think creatively about communicating complex and ethical issues to a broad range of audiences.

For further information about the role, please click here to download the full job description

About us

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is an independent body that examines and reports on ethical issues in biology and medicine. We have achieved an international reputation for advising policy makers and stimulating debate in bioethics.

We have published widely on a wide range of bioethics issues, including genome editing in farmed animals, gene editing in human reproduction, children and clinical research, organ donation, cosmetic procedures, non-invasive prenatal testing and research in global health emergencies. Our work includes a variety of projects including in-depth inquiries, horizon scanning, and an active response programme, which includes rapid policy briefings, workshops and roundtables.

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is funded jointly by the Nuffield Foundation, Wellcome and the Medical Research Council.

Find out more at: www.nuffieldbioethics.org

More information and how to apply

The closing date for applications is 9.30am (GMT) on Monday 12th December 2022.

Should you need to make an application in a different format or require any adjustments as part of the application process, please get in touch with us: recruitment@nuffieldfoundation.org

Our benefits package includes:

  • 28 days holiday per annum and all public holidays (with the option to buy or sell up to 5 days).

  • Pension scheme that offers employer contributions of up to 11%.

  • Life assurance scheme.

  • We offer family leave policies that provide an enhanced level of pay

  • Cycle to work scheme and loans towards season tickets.

  • Opportunities for learning and development

  • Wellbeing support including an employee assistance provider.

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  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application