Go to website

Reference: 73593

Date Added: 28 November 2019
Closing Date: 16 December 2019

Job Title: Senior Policy Advisor

Working For: The Behavioural Insights Team

Location: London

Salary: £44,413 - £60,088 per annum, plus benefits

Job Details

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

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held in January 2020

Application Details

Please apply via the BIT website - https://www.bi.team/about-us/job-vacancies/ 

Website: http://www.bi.team/

Additional Notes