The Southern Policy Centre (SPC) was established in 2014 as the only independent think tank and policy forum for central southern England. We focus broadly on the region from Dorset to West Sussex and the Isle of Wight to Oxfordshire. We aim to offer ideas and encourage debate on how we can improve our economy, environment and communities.
SPC is a small organisation which operates as a not-for-profit enterprise. All our projects are funded by sponsorship. We are interested in a broad range of topics: recent projects have looked at social care, poverty, health, housing, economic development, the environment and higher education. Click on the links to our website and presentation for further information on the type of projects and work we undertake.
We’re now actively looking for Associates to join the team to build our portfolio of projects. Our Associates generally lead a project, working either independently or alongside one of our Directors. They will take overall responsibility for the project/programme, including securing funds, managing contract staff (as and when necessary) and ensuring that the quality of the project meets our high standards. Please note that in most projects the Associate will be expected to secure funding for the project from private, public or charitable sources, with ongoing support and advice of the SPC directors.
Depending upon the nature of the individual project, a wide array of people with diverse and distinctive qualities may become Associates. You’ll work flexibly as part of a wider portfolio of activity. You’ll usually work on the basis of an agreed fee for the project drawn from sponsorship raised. Hours are flexible and all our Associates work from home.
Associates may come with a range of public and private sector experience, and will generally take on and lead projects that lies within their area of expertise. SPC is interested in all aspects of public policy across the central South of England.
How can you get involved?
If you are interested in the work we do and feel that you’d like to know more about how you can contribute as an Associate, or in other ways, we’d love to hear from you with your ideas whatever your field of interest. In the first instance, please email us at email@example.com, or alternatively call Ruth Eastwood, General Manager on 07879 637389.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion:
SPC is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion and eliminating unlawful discrimination. As an organisation engaged in the debate of public policy, we recognise that everyone is different and can make and bring their own unique contribution, experience, knowledge and skills to the organisation. For further information, please read the SPC equality, diversity and inclusion policy.