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Senior researcher (Environment and green transition)


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 Senior Researcher to join its Environment & Green Transition team. The role holder will support NEF’s environment program through strong quantitative economics research and efficient project management. This will be a fantastic opportunity to learn from and work with a variety of experts in environmental policy, unions, businesses and civil society. You will be passionate about NEF’s commitment to delivering research that helps build progressive movements and make change happen on the ground, as well as at national policy level.

Senior Researcher (Environment and Green Transition)

Full time

Salary: £39,600- £44,300

You will work with colleagues to leverage the political salience of environmental policy and deliver high quality and impactful research. You will work on a diverse set of relevant and critical themes like natural capital markets, environmental taxes and green jobs – all aimed at highlighting how the environment is inextricably linked to our economic wellbeing.

You will bring strong quantitative and qualitative research skills and a proven ability to manage a varied workload while working both independently and as part of a team. You will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to present complex ideas clearly and for a number of different types of audience.

Deadline for applications: 20th September 2020, midnight

Interviews: 2nd October 2020

Start date: ASAP

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

To apply, please send the completed Application Form and Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form 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.