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Reference: 71758

Date Added: 4 July 2019
Closing Date: 21 July 2019

Job Title: Researcher

Working For: Centre for Cities

Location: London

Salary: £24,000-£28,000 plus benefits

Job Details

Responsible to: Head of Policy & Research
Responsible for: carrying out research and policy work on the performance of UK cities and their economies. Deliver projects as a member of the Research team, managing key external relationships, delivering events and supporting the senior management team as required.
Contract: permanent, full time

This is an opportunity to play a key role in one of the UK’s leading organisations dedicated to cities and urban policy. We are looking for a researcher who has got the skills to define and deliver research projects and has a curiosity and aptitude for data analysis.

Job description

  • Undertake quantitative and qualitative economic and policy research on cities in the UK according to the Centre’s research priorities.
  • Conduct literature reviews, policy reviews and other background research as required by the team.
  • Work with colleagues to maintain a network of contacts in cities, government, business and academic organisations
  • Represent the Centre, as appropriate, at receptions, meetings and conferences.
  • Input into fundraising activities, including preparation of proposals, meetings and presentations with potential partners and monitoring relationships and opportunities, as required.
  • Undertake such other duties as are commensurate with the post as directed.

Person Specification


  • Good general knowledge of and interest in UK urban economies and the related policy environment.
  • Strong research and analytical skills, including the ability to understand data and draw out the key issues and apply them to the Centre’s research programme.
  • Applied experience of using statistical packages, e.g. SPSS, STATA, ArcGIS, to undertake quantitative analysis.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office products, especially Excel.
  • Good first degree in economics or related subject that provides the experience and skills to carry out thorough research and policy thinking on urban policy, particularly related to the economic performance of cities.

Closing Date: 21 July 2019

Interview/Start Dates

The deadline for applications is Midnight on the closing date.

Interviews, including a written test, will be held on w/c 29 July 2019.

Start date: asap

Application Details

If you are interested in applying for this job, please download the application form and send to info@centreforcities.org or by post to HR, Centre for Cities, 9 Holyrood London SE1 2EL.

Website: https://www.centreforcities.org/

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