£33,915 - £45,885 per annum, plus benefits
The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) is looking for an exceptional candidate to join us as an Advisor working in our Education and Skills Team. The successful applicant will work on a range of projects applying behavioural insights to solve policy problems.
You will be based in one of the policy areas, for example Skills, but are likely to also work on projects across the other policy areas in education. Previous work in the Education and Skills Team has included applying behavioural insights to increasing adult numeracy and literacy rates, increasing the number of disadvantaged students attending leading university, as well as exploring how behavioural insights can be used to better understand career decision making.
The Prime Minister created BIT in 2010 to apply behavioural science to public policy in the UK. In February 2014 we became a social purpose company, owned by the Cabinet Office, Nesta (an innovation charity) and our employees.
The Behavioural Insights Team works with governments around the world in almost every area of Government policy. Whilst the subject and output of our projects varies considerably, there are common threads: we try to understand the contexts in which people make decisions; we notice small details; we come up with innovative ideas for solving policy problems and we measure everything we do as robustly as we can.
BIT selects staff on the basis of cultural fit: all our staff believe passionately in our company values: always prioritising social impact; empiricism and humility; fresh thinking, collaboration; and public service.
As an Advisor you will work on a wide range of projects, providing expert advice and project management. You will likely lead aspects of projects working to a Senior or Principal Advisor, and will also undertake discrete pieces of work (such as literature reviews or scoping out various aspects of projects).
You will get regular exposure to a range of senior stakeholders and be expected to actively contribute to company development. Most of our Advisors have a Master’s degree in a relevant subject (economics, psychology or similar) and prior work experience in either a policy or consultancy role.