Date Added: 2 February 2017
: 17 February 2017
Job Title: Research Fellow, Economics and Social Policy
Working For: Policy Exchange
Salary: Circa £30,000 plus, depending on experience
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 Economics and Social Policy Unit undertakes macro and micro-economic analysis and provides analytical support for the research team at Policy Exchange.
As a Research Fellow you will have the opportunity to work across all our areas of research. The economics and social policy unit carries out research programmes that range from monetary and fiscal policy to labour markets, competition and trade. 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 raising the profile of our work, for example through writing blogs and articles. A more experienced Research Fellow would have greater opportunities to lead work independently and get involved in fundraising.
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, during a period of significant change.
To be a strong candidate, you should demonstrate the following:
• An intellectual interest in economics and a clear purchase on its analytical tools.
• A good degree in a relevant subject. A postgraduate qualification in a related area is desirable, but not essential.
• Relevant professional experience in policy-making and policy-related research.
• An interest in contemporary politics and public policy.
• Good communication skills and ability to write clearly.
• Broadly supportive of market-based and localist solutions to public policy questions.
• Ability to develop a network of contacts.
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.
Closing Date: 17 February 2017
Interviews will take place on a rolling basis.
Application method: Please provide the following:
- A CV, listing relevant experience and skills, together with a covering letter that explains your suitability for the role. Please state your notice period/availability to commence the role.
- Example(s) of your written work.
- One idea for a potential research topic (maximum of 200 words).
Please email applications to email@example.com.