Research & Policy Specialist

Working directly with the chief executive, this role is at the heart of Brake – the acclaimed charity tackling the global disaster of deaths and air pollution on roads. Traffic kills more than a million people a year and is the biggest killer of young people worldwide. It devastates families, poisons lungs, and is a significant contributor to the climate emergency.

Who we are

Brake’s vision is that we all get around in safe and healthy ways. We have a 25-year reputation for advising government, speaking out in the media, helping people campaign, and delivering the UK’s National Road Victim Service for bereaved and injured families facing shock, grief and turmoil. We have branches in the UK and New Zealand, giving us global-spanning perspectives and influence, including participation at UN level committees. The charity’s values require us to be evidence-led, aim high, and work collaboratively to get the urgent positive change we need.

Who you are

Key tasks

In support of our values, this role will: seek out facts and insights through collaboration with academics and practitioners; articulate findings and policy positions; and have a laser focus on achieving positive change through information provision. You will:

You bring

Excellent research skills

Excellent writing skills

Ability to work as an effective part of an organisation and wider team

About the team and how we work

To apply

Please submit your CV and a covering letter (max. 500 words) explaining why this is the role for you to recruitment@brake.org.uk as soon as possible. We are looking to review CVs and offer interviews as applications come in so please get in touch.