Date Added: 28 November 2019
: 16 December 2019
Job Title: Senior Policy Advisor
Working For: The Behavioural Insights Team
Salary: £44,413 - £60,088 per annum, plus benefits
We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about improving the lives of vulnerable people and making our communities safer & more cohesive.Example projects:
- Designing, implementing and evaluating interventions to find out what works to prevent young people from becoming engaged in violence;
- Working with banks to stop vulnerable customers falling victim to fraud;
- Designing and evaluating interventions to prevent sexual harassment on buses in Bangladesh;
- Working with business in Moldova to increase female participation in the labour force; and
- Developing a curriculum to encourage empathy and perspective taking amongst school children and testing to see whether it makes them less prejudiced.
You will be expected to:
- Develop a portfolio of innovative projects by identifying new opportunities, writing proposals and leading pitches;
- Project manage BIT projects, ensuring work is delivered to a high standard;
- Line managing one or more colleagues; and
- Shape government policy by writing briefings for ministers and senior civil servants.
You will need to have a good grasp of current affairs and stay up to date with the latest policy, academic and tech developments in their sectors.
- An ability to think critically and come up with creative and innovative solutions to difficult problems;
- Exceptional written and verbal communication;
- A keen sense of personal impact - a courteous, diplomatic yet (when needed) assertive manner when dealing with partners;
- A good understanding of current affairs;
- Strong project management skills and experience- the ability to lead projects with a high degree of autonomy; and
- Strong leadership alongside a clear focus on collaborative working, including experience line managing and supporting team members to develop their own skills and expertise.
- A good understanding of the behavioural science literature
- 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 behavioural economics, public policy, psychology, criminology, design thinking)
- Experience presenting to large and/or influential audiences and/or facilitating workshops with policy professionals
Closing Date: 16 December 2019
Interviews will be held in January 2020
Please apply via the BIT website - https://www.bi.team/about-us/job-vacancies/