Date Added: 7 May 2022
: 27 May 2022
Job Title: Consultant (Public Policy and Qualitative Research)
Working For: WPI Economics
Salary: £35,000 - £42,000, depending on experience
Length of Contract: Permanent
Join our growing consultancy where you can use your research skills and public policy expertise to tackle some of society’s most pressing questions.
The organisation: WPI Economics
WPI Economics is a specialist economics, data insight and public policy consultancy. We provide a wide range of clients with research, modelling and advice to influence improved public policy design and delivery. Through our work, we answer questions like:
- How many green jobs will there be in London in 2050?
- What effect did government interventions have on poverty during the pandemic?
- How can 5G and the Internet of Things contribute to achieving Net Zero?
- What prevents people protecting their homes from flooding?
- How can reforming SME finance encourage regional economic growth?
The role: Consultant (Public Policy and Qualitative Research)
You will be involved in a range of topics from the investigation of social policy issues to understanding the economic and social impacts of new technologies and industries. Your responsibilities will include:
- Leading projects: driving forward our work with clients, including coordinating internal teams and managing the work of others
- Conducting qualitative research through interviews, focus groups, roundtables, workshops and other methods
- Developing effective policy recommendations which have a real impact on Government actions
- Making impact with our work: communicating our findings by drafting reports, infographics, blogs and presentations
- Representing WPI Economics: building relationships with clients and stakeholders and pitching for new work
We are looking for someone who can bring the following to the role:
- Experience in managing projects, potentially including people management
- Exceptional communication and writing skills that allow you to distill complex analysis clearly and concisely (both verbally and in writing)
- Extensive qualitative research experience, including interviews, focus groups and observational studies
- Awareness and interest in politics and policy, considering both theory and practical implications.
- £35k - £42k, depending on experience
- Benefits including 25 days annual leave (plus a Christmas shutdown), pension and access to the Spill mental health package
- Hybrid work, based in our Westminster office
- See our website for more details
Closing Date: 27 May 2022
We will hold interviews from 16th June and would like the successful candidate to start as soon as possible after then.
Please submit your CV and covering letter using this link (https://form.jotform.com/WPI_Economics/consultant-application). We will invite all qualified candidates to complete a short exercise, and will select people to interview based primarily on your work.