Policy Exchange is one of the UK’s most influential think-tanks, producing widely praised and highly influential pieces of public policy research. Policy Exchange’s Environment & Energy Unit conducts innovative and independent research into how to solve pressing environmental problems as cost-effectively as possible. We produce publications and hold public events to promote our ideas.
As a Research Fellow in the Unit you will have the opportunity to work across all our environment and energy research areas. Day-to-day, this means that you will be involved in conducting research, generating research ideas, organising events, and talking to policymakers, experts and opinion formers from government, academia, NGOs, parliament, business and media. You will also help with fundraising and raising the profile of our work, often through media appearances and writing articles. A more experienced Research Fellow would have greater opportunities to lead work independently.
The role offers a chance to be at the forefront of public debate in one of the most compelling, controversial and high-profile policy areas.
To be a strong candidate, you should:
- Have a strong interest in and/or understanding of environment and/or energy policy.
- Possess a good degree in any subject. A postgraduate qualification in a related area could be useful.
- Have relevant professional experience in relation to policy-making and/or policy-related research.
- Have knowledge of, and interest in, contemporary politics.
- Possess excellent communication skills, especially written. You will be asked to submit examples of your written work if you are short-listed.
- Be broadly supportive of market-based and localist solutions to public policy questions.
- Have the ability to develop a network of contacts in the environment and energy fields.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and appoint on merit. Although the position is full-time, we are also prepared to consider candidates who would like to work flexibly.