This is an exciting opportunity to join a new quant-focused unit within a successful and growing team who carry out many of the highest profile, important evaluation pieces around public policy and public services. We are looking for an enthusiastic and engaged researcher with a love of data and a genuine interest in seeing a difference as a direct result of their work.
Working closely with a wide range of government departments, this team designs and delivers complex evaluations across a range of thematic areas – including social policy, economic interventions, and innovation initiatives. There is huge breadth of work; from social care (protecting young, vulnerable people, encouraging the overall development of young people), health care (the anti-drugs policy and associated services, reducing drug-related crime), how to make streets safer, encouraging innovation in business… If you enjoy variety, this role would offer you that in spades, alongside excellent exposure and opportunity to progress.
Currently a small unit, there is great scope to learn, with direct access to work closely with colleagues at the very top of their game. The team also work alongside and have ready access to other specialists – people who are objectively seen as experts in their field (methodolgists, behavioural experts, ethnography experts…). They also work alongside external experts – again, people who are widely recognised as leaders in their field including high profile economists and academics. A recent project, working in conjunction with the behavioural practice of the wider business, utilised randomised control trials to help identify how to increase attendance of secondary school pupils.
Across the board, everyone is committed to and passionate about making a difference – to individuals, often the most vulnerable people, and to society as a whole. Culturally, it is a lovely and supportive place to be, and people’s development really is a priority.
The successful candidate will have a good foundation in quantitative research – you will be fluent in either Stata or R, and be keen to develop your skills to become a specialist quant evaluator. This role will see you get hands on with the data, identifying outliers, understanding and addressing design pitfalls, and carrying out analysis to inform client strategy.
You don’t need to have direct experience in evaluation or impact evaluation specifically (though this is nice to have), but an interest in this field is essential. Importantly, you will be an energetic, enthusiastic team player, with great organisational skills and the ability to confidently engage and communicate with clients. Also important are your written skills, which you will apply to writing up reports to articulate the needs of the analysis.
If you want your work to make a difference, to be part of a growing and successful business, surrounded by interesting and brilliant people and you want to see a long term career path, please do get in touch.
Salary: to £35k plus excellent benefits
Location: London and remote working