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Economist


NEF is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in research and policy making and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. Further details follow the jobs listed below.


NEF are looking for a highly skilled and talented individual to help deliver NEF’s social security reform research and policy projects, and also support other economic policy projects as appropriate.

NEF’s work sits at the intersection of economic, social and environmental policy, and this role represents a fantastic opportunity to contribute to economic research and policy making at a pivotal moment in UK political life.

The ideal candidate will bring (or quickly develop) deep expertise to NEF on UK welfare policy, and have proven high-level quantitative research skills. This exciting role will involve working in a fast pace environment, linking original research to key contemporary debates to achieve impact, and communicating complicated ideas clearly and compellingly to a variety of audiences.

NEF are looking for someone who is committed to NEF’s mission to build a fairer, more sustainable economy and enthusiastic to support NEF’s Living Income campaign.

Economist

Full time

Salary: £35,300 — £37,533

Deadline for applications: 11th November 2021, midnight

Interviews: 26th November 2021

There will be a home exercise prior to interview.

Start date: ASAP

Location: flexible. We encourage applicants from outside of London and the South East but require occasional travel to our London office.

To apply, please send the completed Application Form and Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form in Word format to recruitment@​neweconomics.​org 


Disability confident employerHappy to talk flexible working

NEF is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in research and policy making and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic people; people with disabilities; people who identify as being LGTBQIA; people who have a mental health condition; and people who identify as working class now or in the past.

We are also aware that many highly capable prospective candidates nonetheless rule themselves out of work in research and policy because they underestimate their own ability to do the role. With this in mind, we strongly encourage applications from anyone who is prepared to learn and grow on the job and would like to stress that past experience of working in think tanks is not required.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy. We make use of positive action to select between candidates of equal merit as a way to address under-representation in our workforce.

We recognise that people have commitments and responsibilities outside of work, therefore NEF supports flexible working. We are also open to suggestions of job shares.