EEF has an exciting opportunity for a Policy Researcher, to join our well established, well connected Policy & Economics Team in Central London – nr. Westminster, on a 12-month contract basis.
In this role, you will be working with our manufacturing member companies, and as part of our Economics and Industrial Policy team, to help develop actionable and well-evidenced government policy recommendations, with the aim of making the UK the best place to centre a manufacturing business.
For this position we are looking for someone with strong research and communication skills, curiosity, and ambition to achieve change on behalf of UK manufacturers.
You will be working with our policy specialists across a range of policy areas, feeding into our work which influences policy makers such as parliamentarians, civil servants and business groups. You will also help to get the message out about the UK manufacturing industry, by working with our news, public affairs and regional teams.
Established over 120 years ago, EEF acts as the Voice of Manufacturing and is an influential representative organization, with reach and impact at the highest levels of government; being one of the five principle business organisations consulted on and influencing government policy. Uniquely, EEF supplements its sector representation with a range of business support services, designed and driven by manufacturers.
• Carrying out desk-based research and literature reviews to help inform research priorities and policy development
• Undertaking quantitative survey research and qualitative research to support EEF’s policy and representation work
• Monitoring policy and legislative developments across devolution in England
Skills and Experience:
• Excellent analytical and desk research skills, with the ability to interpret data and statistics
• Knowledge of research methods used in policy development and influencing
• Strong coordination skills – ability to manage project work
• Degree or equivalent experience
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Proficient IT skills – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and online research
Benefits include but are not limited to: 5 weeks’ paid holiday a year, season ticket loan and contributory pension scheme.
The interview process will include 2 stages. The position may be appointed prior to the close date of the advert.