Strategy and Insight Projects Lead Job Description

The Strategy and Insight Projects Lead plays a key role in leading client projects and producing fresh, cutting-edge policy insight across Crest’s Strategy and Insight work. The role also involves the management of the team and its outputs, and line managing staff.

Main Purpose and Scope

  • Manage and lead on 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.

Essential skills

  • 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

Position in organisation

  • Reports to: Head of Strategy and Insight

  • Responsible for: Managing and delivering Strategy and Insight projects across the organisation

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 £45,000 and £53,500 (pro-rata).

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