Date Added: 3 May 2023
: 31 May 2023
Job Title: Research Analyst
Working For: Public First
Salary: £26,000 - £30,000
Length of Contract: Permanent
Led by former Government policy and communications advisers and journalists, Public First specialises in policy, communications and opinion research for clients in Government, the media, the public sector, charities, think tanks and global commercial brands. Opinion research is at the heart of everything we do.
Some of the topics we recently conducted opinion research on include:
- Socioeconomic determinants of health outcomes in the UK
- Public attitudes towards Artificial Intelligence in the UK and the US
- Public opinion towards taxpayer funding of Research & Development
- The impact of rising energy bills on households, and support for various policy options to protect consumers from the worst of these increases
We also support our data and modelling team’s work with major international companies including Google, Uber and Pfizer, conducting surveys across every continent.
The successful candidate will be involved in the design, management and analysis of a range of polling projects.
We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who have some experience or understanding of social research methods and/or opinion polling. This is a junior role, so we do not expect candidates to have a lot of experience, but an understanding of social research/market research methods is a plus.
We generally come into our Westminster office two days a week but would be happy to offer a more flexible arrangement if needed. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in employment and we would particularly like to encourage applications from women, disabled and Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) candidates.
Essential to have
- An undergraduate degree, preferably in social sciences or humanities
- Excellent written communication
- Good proficiency in Excel, Google Docs and Google Slides
- An understanding of basic statistical concepts, such as statistical significance
- A demonstrated interest in social research and public opinion
Helpful to have
- Having completed a social research methods or statistical analysis module as part of your degree
- Some experience working with data in a software such as SPSS or R
- Some experience designing survey questionnaires
- A good understanding of the political landscape and current affairs
Closing Date: 31 May 2023
Please fill in the form at: https://forms.gle/2hhWKzpnDR7msbD2A, where you will be also asked to upload a CV.
As part of the application process, we will ask a short list of candidates to complete a short list, that should take no more than two hours.