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Reference: 72271

Date Added: 9 August 2019
Closing Date: 19 August 2019

Job Title: Senior Advisor

Working For: The Behavioural Insights Team

Location: London

Salary: £44,413-£60,088

Job Details

You will be part of the Home Affairs and International Programmes team, working on a range of projects across policy domains, looking at ways in which behavioural insights can be applied to policy problems with a specific focus on social cohesion, crime and criminal justice. For example, can you find a way to reduce prejudice and increase trust in young people in schools?

To become a trusted advisor you will need to have existing knowledge of home affairs policy, and stay up to date with the latest policy, academic and tech developments in the sector. Working closely with the Director and Principal Advisor you will be expected to make substantial contributions to BIT’s thinking, developing powerful new insights. You will also develop new project opportunities in these areas.

Ideally, you’ll have experience in these fields, but this is not essential. We are looking for curious people that like to solve problems. You must be confident in your ability to apply research findings to develop interesting and practical policy interventions. You will think on your feet in meetings with senior officials and suggest workable solutions to complex policy challenges. You can also spot potential issues with public policy interventions and identify how behavioural science can address them.


  • A good understanding of what drives people’s behaviour relating to social cohesion, integration, crime or criminal justice in the UK and/or internationally;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication;
  • A keen sense of personal impact - a courteous, diplomatic yet (when needed) assertive manner when dealing with partners;
  • Strong project management skills and experience - the ability to lead projects with a high degree of autonomy;


  • A good understanding of the behavioural science literature;
  • A background in the criminal justice system, policy-making or academia;
  • Experience of bidding for and winning competitive consultancy tenders;
  • The ability to support the design and implementation of rigorous evaluations, including but not limited to randomised controlled trials;
  • A Masters or PhD in a relevant subject area (including, but not limited to criminology, behavioural economics, public policy, psychology, anthropology, design thinking)

Closing Date: 19 August 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews and assessment tasks will take place early-mid September 2019

Application Details

Please, can all applications be submitted through the BIT portal - https://app.beapplied.com/apply/trspts6tl7

Website: https://www.bi.team/

Additional Notes