Strategy and Insight Manager Job Description

Monday 13 July 2020

The Strategy and Insight Manager plays a key role in the management of the team, line managing staff, leading research projects and producing fresh, cutting-edge policy insight across Crest’s Strategy and Insight work.

Main purpose and scope

  • Manage Strategy and Insight projects, including carrying out and shaping high quality analysis on behalf of clients.

  • Support members of the Strategy and Insight team to develop their skills and experience.

  • Support the Head of Strategy and Insight to develop Crest products for new and existing clients.

  • Work to ensure that Crest is seen as an organisation with the highest standards of analytical rigour and policy insight including contributing to new methodologies and approaches to research design.

  • Build partnership and alliances with academics, think tanks and other like-minded organisations.

Position in organisation

  • Reports to: Head of Strategy and Insight

  • Responsible for: Senior Analyst

Duties and key responsibilities

  • Manage projects in the delivery of strategy and insight products, which achieve impact and enhance Crest’s reputation for excellence and are delivered to time and budget.

  • Line management of staff in the Strategy and Insight Team.

  • Quality assure analysis produced for clients and/ or as part of wider thought leadership efforts.

  • Conduct high quality analysis in the service of projects and for wider thought leadership efforts.

  • Develop proposals for new work, including budgets.

  • Support the Head of Strategy and Insight in managing client programmes, ensuring proper systems of governance/ oversight are in place.

  • Establishing and maintaining systems for overseeing the effective delivery of Crest client work.

  • Presenting and communicating Crest work to wider audiences.

The post-holder may be asked to complete tasks not listed above but which are within the scope of the role.

General responsibilities

  • Commitment to equal opportunities

  • Cooperation with health and safety policies

  • Adhere to confidentiality requirements

  • Commitment to Crest’s company values

  • Collaborate with and behave respectfully towards colleagues


A competitive salary will be paid depending upon skills and experience, ranging between £40,000 and £55,000 (pro-rata).

Hours and place of work

As a Strategy and Insight Manager you would usually work from our London office, 40 hours per week full-time; a part-time arrangement can be considered. In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic you are likely to work from home at least some of the time. This will be reviewed as government guidance changes. Occasional travel to client sites is also a requirement of the role, but again this will depend on government guidance.


Benefits include 25 days holiday per annum pro-rata, participation in the company-wide profit-share scheme, pension, flexible working is available to all employees, subject to availability; other benefits include access to an employee assistance programme, season ticket loans for transport, childcare vouchers and “cycle to work” scheme.

How to apply

Please send your CV, two samples of previous work and a one page covering letter to stating clearly which role you are applying for and why. Candidates are encouraged to proactively provide examples of past work you have personally contributed to, which showcase your skills. We ask all candidates to fill out and return this equal opportunity monitoring form to us. Please note that all CVs and applications will be anonymised before being processed.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 2nd August 2020. Applications will be shortlisted the following week, with interviews occurring w/c 17th of August.

Please indicate in your letter whether you are interested in a full-time or part-time position.

If you wish to discuss the role informally, please call 020 3542 8993 and speak to one of the team about the role you are interested in.


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