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Reference: 72026

Date Added: 24 July 2019
Closing Date: 31 August 2019

Job Title: Data Insight Researcher/Analyst

Working For: WPI Economics

Location: London

Salary: £25,000-£30,000 (depending on experience)

Job Details

WPI Economics is a specialist economics and public policy consultancy, working with a range of clients, including major FTSE firms, national and local charities and central and local government. The role is based in our busy and friendly office in the heart of Westminster, supporting public policy and economic consulting work by supplying quantitative evidence on policy issues. Examples of what your insights will shape include:

  • An exciting new phase of development for the London Poverty Profile, with new development planned for the website, and an ambitious program of thematic reports.
  • Contributing to our ongoing analytical and research support for the Social Metrics Commission, which has developed a groundbreaking new measure of poverty for the UK.
  • Insight articles and other ad-hoc analyses contributing vital evidence to support the other ongoing projects of the business.

Core competencies


  • Communications and writing skills: the ability to clearly and concisely distil complex analyses into a clear and comprehensible set of findings in both verbal and written formats.
  • Quantitative experience: experience of applying statistical and/or economic techniques to provide analysis and insight that makes an impact with experts and non-experts. In particular, experience or ambition to learn data analysis and modelling skills in code environments, especially R, STATA, SPSS.
  • Large-scale survey data experience: (e.g. Labour Force Survey, Understanding Society) and/or Government datasets such as Stat-Xplore and NOMIS would be an advantage.
  • Data visualisation: Experience of (or ambition to gain experience in) creating data visualisations and interactive data dashboards using packages such as Tableau, QGIS, ArcGIS, and R.
  • Research skills: experience of using a wide range of sources including government documents, academic literature, and grey literature, to produce insightful and accurate analyses and summaries of policy issues.


  • Policy interest: an interest in the main policy debates occurring within the United Kingdom, and interest/experience in applying theory to practical policy issues.
  • Political awareness: an appreciation and understanding of political news, trends, and issues, and the ability to understand their implications for the business, and clients.

Closing Date: 31 August 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be conducted in mid-September. The start date would be discussed with the right candidate.

Application Details

For full details of the role, please see the job description on our website: http://wpieconomics.com/people/careers/

Website: http://wpieconomics.com/

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