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Researcher (Environment and Green Transition)

Full time
Salary: £29,220 - £37,220

NEF are looking for a highly skilled and talented researcher to join its Environment & Green Transition team. This will be a fantastic opportunity to deliver impactful sustainable economic research and policy making at a pivotal moment in UK political life. You will be passionate about NEF’s commitment to delivering research that helps build movements and make change happen on the ground, as well as at national level.

The role sits in NEF’s Environment & Green Transition team. You will work closely with colleagues across the organisation to conduct fast paced, problem orientated research and policy development.

You will bring excellent research skills – ideally, an aptitude for both qualitative and quantitative methods – and the 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: 9th March 2020, 9 am.
Interviews: 18th March 2020
Start date: ASAP

Information for candidates

Job description

Application form

Equality and Diversity Monitoring form

To apply, please fill in the application form and send it to recruitment@neweconomics.org in Word format. Please also complete and return the Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form.


Disability confident employer
Happy to talk flexible working

We recognise that people have commitments and responsibilities outside of work, therefore The New Economics Foundation supports flexible working. We are also open to suggestions of Job Shares.

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 or have done so 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.