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Co-Director recruitment

The Scottish Policy & Research Exchange (SPRE) works with research, knowledge mobilisation and policy communities in Scotland, and across the UK, to improve how evidence and expertise shapes public policy. 

We have recently shifted to a Co-Director model of leadership and established a new direction of travel. After appointing Dave Blackbell as one Co-Director, we are now recruiting for a second Co-Director.

Key details

  • Full-time or part-time (0.6-1.0 FTE)
  • Permanent
  • Remote and flexible working
  • £47,000 per annum 
  • Application deadline: 4pm Thursday 14th September

Register for an online Q&A Session:

Q&A Session Presentation

One key message is that we’ll be really looking to get a sense of authenticity in how you embed your values in your answers, and to be excited by how you would engage with our new direction of travel.

Blog about this recruitment

In this blog for the Universities Policy Engagement Network, Dave Blackbell shares some of the insights underpinning SPRE’s new direction of travel and how it is shaping current efforts to recruit a second Co-Director.

Full details

Further information

Meet Dave – SPRE’s new Co-Director

A conversation between Freya Collier-Sewell, one of SPRE’s new Trustees, and Dave Blackbell (formerly Bell), the first of SPRE’s new Co-Directors.

In this discussion, Dave shares personal and professional reflections on his values and beliefs, what he finds exciting about working for SPRE, and his thoughts on SPRE’s new direction of travel.

SPRE's new direction of travel

A recording of SPRE’s ‘re-launch’ event, in which we share SPRE’s journey to date, reflect on where our new direction of travel might take us, and provide an overview of our approach to Co-Director recruitment.

In the second half of the event we hear from an expert panel on the current state of the Scottish research-policy landscape, what shifts need to take place, and how these shifts can be supported.