Job Title: Economic Analyst
Organisation: Centre for Cities
Location: London, United Kingdom
Closing Date: 30 November 2020
Salary: £31k - £34k per annum
Contract Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Sponsors international candidates? Not Stated
Carrying out research and policy work on the performance of UK cities and their economies. Deliver projects as a member of the Research team, managing key external relationships, delivering events and supporting the senior management team as required.
This is an opportunity to play a key role in one of the UK’s leading organisations dedicated to cities and urban policy. We are looking for a new member of the research team who has got the skills to define and deliver research projects and has a curiosity and aptitude for data analysis.
Based on experience, the successful candidate will either be appointed as a Researcher or an Analyst. Candidates suitable for the Analyst position will be expected to have at least two years of relevant work experience.
Role and Responsibilities
Undertake rigorous quantitative and qualitative economic and policy research on cities in the UK according to the Centre’s research priorities.
Contribute to the Centre’s policy development across a range of areas, and provide the team with expertise and thought leadership in related policy areas.
Represent the Centre’s interests and positions to external policy networks in Whitehall, cities, and business, and help disseminate key messages via presentations, social and traditional media.
Maintain a network of contacts in cities, government, business and academic organisations.
Input into fundraising activities, including preparation of proposals, meetings and presentations with potential partners and monitoring relationships and opportunities, as required.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
Good general knowledge of and interest in UK urban economies and the related policy environment, and a curiosity to understand how cities function and what this means for the national economy.
Strong research and analytical skills, including the ability to understand data and draw out the key issues and apply them to the Centre’s research programme.
Applied experience of using statistical packages, e.g. R, STATA, ArcGIS, to undertake quantitative analysis.
Good first degree in economics or related subject that provides the experience and skills to carry out thorough research and policy thinking on urban policy, particularly related to the economic performance of cities.
Excellent written and spoken English.
All application forms are anonymised prior to shortlisting so we do not accept CVs.
We currently cannot accept applications by post.
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