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Reference: 66049

Date Added: 18 May 2018
Closing Date: 18 June 2018

Job Title: Policy and Social Research Analyst

Working For: Policy in Practice

Location: London

Salary: £22,000 - £30,000

Job Details

 Government policy is complicated. This makes the welfare system difficult to understand, communicate and administer. We simplify the system for individuals and organisations, helping them understand how government policy affects them. 

Our mission is to reduce poverty through our:

• Benefit & Budgeting Calculator, providing personal budgeting support 
• Low Income Family Dashboard, helping local authorities target resources more accurately 

The role

An impact-oriented analyst with proven quantitative research skills at postgrad level to help us deliver client projects. You must be passionate about improving how public services are researched and delivered. 

The ideal candidate will demonstrate interest in social policy and passion to make change happen. They will analyse quantitative (and some qual) data on areas such as low income households and the benefit system, prepare reports and present findings to clients.

You will support the Director, Head of Policy and policy analysts in their roles and undertake research of your own. You will advise clients on the relevant implications of policy changes on their responsibilities as institutions. This requires an understanding of the workings of policy and the detail of welfare policy in particular.

The ideal candidate

• Minimum: Masters in Economic, Political or Social Science
• Verbal/written English to academic standard
• Independent self-starter with a passion for social issues, interest in policy/politics and commercial awareness
• Organised, professional, strong research/analytical skills
• Highly literate, numerate and comfortable with large datasets, and familiar with data analysis/coding software (eg Stata, Tableau, ArcGIS, R-Studio, JavaScript, SQL)
• Ability to translate data into meaningful analysis and convey this to a wide audience, with specific evidence of:
o complex data manipulation and analysis
o quantitative and ideally qual research in social protection, ideally in more than 1 country
o presenting results of research to sponsors
o working with institutions focusing on social policy, UK or international

Highly desirable

• Experience of Open Data - census data and/or FRS data
• Presentation at conferences/publication of research 
• Involvement in research/grant proposals

For more information: http://policyinpractice.co.uk/about/jobs/

Closing Date: 18 June 2018

Interview/Start Dates

The closing time for applications is 5pm.

We may start initial phone interviews for shortlisted candidates before then, as we'd like to complete the recruitment process as soon as possible for a start date no later than the end of July. 

Application Details

Please submit a cover letter and CV by email to admin@policyinpractice.co.uk outlining your interest in the role, your suitability and relevant skills/experience. 

If you don't hear from us regarding an initial phone interview, it means you have not been shortlisted and have been unsuccessful in your application.

Website: https://www.policyinpractice.co.uk

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