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Senior Research and Policy Analyst

Posted 30 October by Progressive Capitalism Ended

The Centre for Progressive Policy is a new public policy think tank, which will launch formally in early 2018. The Centre believes that, within the framework of a market economy, there is a vital role for government to promote economic efficiency, individual liberty and social justice. The Centre will help to identify key policies to promote these objectives, and will seek to influence policy makers and support stakeholders to implement them.

The Centre is looking to hire a number of senior analysts with strong quantitative and qualitative skills to build up and lead a series of new research areas. In addition, the Centre is looking to hire data and economic analysts to support this ambitious new research programme.

The Centre for Progressive Policy is a new start up which builds on the initial success of the Centre for Progressive Capitalism. It offers a rare and exciting opportunity to join a new organisation with considerable growth potential, and to help shape its direction and culture from the start.

Senior Research and Policy Analyst Roles

The Centre has opportunities for Senior Research and Policy Analyst to join the team to run new research streams including:

- Productivity and Trade

- Rethinking the welfare state

- Redesigning Britain’s approach to managing public finances

- Regulation of natural monopolies

Key responsibilities and skills of Senior Research and Policy Analyst

- Lead the research stream in analysing the productivity growth of firms and clusters across the UK economy, and the role that trade plays in productivity growth. This analysis will provide the basis for macro and micro economic policy recommendations to help boost Britain’s rate of productivity growth, inform the development of new trade arrangements and help manage the risks of Brexit. The Centre is particularly interested in candidates who are able to provide new insights into the dynamics of productivity growth and trade, and how policy might improve outcomes.

- Lead the research stream in rethinking the role and funding requirements of the welfare state. This will include benchmarking the UK with other countries to assess the different systems and policy options, taking into account demographic changes and shifts in the labour market. The Centre is particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate an excellent understanding of international welfare systems, and the importance of institutional dynamics in the way welfare systems function and evolve.

- Lead the Centre’s research in thinking how Britain manages its overall budget and public finances with a focus on making cross-government distinctions between capital and current expenditure. The Centre is particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate an excellent understanding of the government accounting process, as well as insight into the fiscal and monetary policy mix.

- Lead the research programme in analysing the success of Britain’s regulated natural monopolies including water, energy and railways. Central to this research will be to develop an approach to compare the UK’s performance internationally. The Centre is particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate insight into the success and failures of different models in attracting investment and delivering good quality services for consumers.

Salary and contract

We offer a highly competitive benefits package and the opportunity to join our small friendly team based in Westminster.

The senior analyst remuneration is expected to be between £45k - £60k range depending on the level of skills and experience.

Applications and contact details

Applications should include a CV and a one page covering letter demonstrating an understanding of the role. If you think this Senior Research and Policy Analyst role is for you, please click apply now!

Key days

Closing Date: 29 November 2017 at 17:00

Interview/Start Dates: First Round Interviews will take place by the first week of December

Start Date: January 2018

Please note that due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Reference: 33671776

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