Senior Analyst

Engage Britain

  • Salary: £39,000 - £50,000 FTE, dependent on experience.
  • Location: Remote, with travel to London for regular team days.
  • Closing: 9:00am, 29th Nov 2021 GMT

Job Description

Engage Britain is looking for an experienced Senior Analyst, who will primarily work on Engage Britain’s Health and Care project. This role will also involve supporting other projects that Engage Britain is working on, including tackling poverty, and organisation-wide agendas.

This role will lead on the analysis within the project, undertaking and commissioning advanced, balanced and accessible analysis. You will lead work supporting participants to make sense of information about what people think about policy challenges, what they think should be done and what they’ve experienced. This may include analysing recorded discussions, commissioning and analysing polling data, conducting desk research and leading workshops or interviews. You will also advise on project strategy and choice of project methods. This may include staying attuned to best practice on public opinion research, deliberation, design and policy testing, carrying out evaluations and contributing to commissioning processes. You will be confident in presenting findings to all of our audiences, and take forward insights from it to help inform Engage Britain’s strategic direction, advocacy, communications and partnerships work.


Key responsibilities of the role:

●Lead on delivering or commissioning advanced, balanced, authoritative analysis based on quantitative and qualitative information, as well as the most effective participatory approaches.

● Write up and present high-quality analysis in clear, accessible and innovative ways for our various audiences.

● Work with the Head of Analysis and Programme Directors on project strategy, methods evaluation and the design of analytical processes.

●Lead on delivering new or existing methods for public opinion research, deliberation, design and policy testing.

● Promote our analytical work and project outcomes with politicians, journalists, academics, campaigning groups and professional organisations, and support the development of these relationships.

● Maintain an understanding of the public opinion, policy and political landscapes to aid Engage Britain’s project work as well as its wider work on the public’s priorities.

 The key responsibilities is a broad summary of the role; it does not cover every task which may arise within the post at various times. The post-holder will be expected to work flexibly and carry out other duties as required from time to time. The role will also entail some travel, mainly within the UK.

Person specification

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate most of the following capabilities:

Knowledge and experience

● Proven track record of undertaking, and preferably also commissioning, high quality policy analysis, gained in a research, governmental and/or NGO environment.

● Experience of communicating complex analysis in clear, accessible and innovative ways.

● Experience of working in partnership with other organizations to successfully deliver for both parties.

● Knowledge in the use of deliberative, design and public opinion methodologies in formulating public policy.

● Knowledge of the British political and public policy environment.


Skills and abilities

● Strong interpersonal skills and a natural empathy with people from a range of backgrounds.

● Outstanding analytical skills with the ability to quickly grasp issues and draw on a range of qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques.

● Outstanding ability to analyse and compellingly present information.

● Very strong written and oral communication skills.

● Ability to work to tight deadlines and to ensure that projects stay within deadlines.


Personal style

● Embraces an open culture and communicates well internally and externally.

● Collaborative attitude and seeks to motivate colleagues.

● Team player and keen to get involved at all levels.

● Demonstrable passion and commitment to Engage Britain’s mission and values.

Further information

Location: We encourage applications from people based all over the UK, as you will be able to work remotely. However, you will need to travel to London or another location around twice a month for regular in-person team days. Other occasional travel across the UK may also be required.

Contract: The successful candidate will join on a permanent contract subject to a three-month probationary period.

Working hours: Standard working hours are Monday-Friday (09:00-17:30) 37.5 hours a week, but we are open to discussing flexible working patterns. There may be occasions when you will be required to work outside of these hours.

Equal opportunities: Engage Britain is committed to creating a culture where people from different backgrounds can come together to share their views and voices. We see difference – both in our work and in our employees – as a strength. We actively encourage applicants from all ethnicities, those who identify as LGBTQ+, Disabled people, those from a range of political backgrounds and locations across the UK, and those with or without a university education, to apply for roles. We’re also a family friendly organization, and we’re open to different flexible working arrangements from people across the UK.

Work eligibility: Applicants must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK.


  • Family friendly policies: We offer a range of flexible working options and enhanced parental leave packages.

  • Pension scheme: Engage Britain has a pension scheme and offers a fixed 5% employer contribution and a minimum 5% from employees of your gross monthly salary.

  • Annual leave: 30 days holiday entitlement in addition to the usual bank holidays. Annual leave and bank holidays will be pro-rated for non-full-time posts and staff who start part-way through the holiday year.

  • Life insurance: We offer 3x times your salary to your nominated beneficiaries in the sad event of an employee death.

  • Wellbeing incentives: We have wellbeing benefits including an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

NB: If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply, please let us know by emailing us on or calling on 020 3031 8190.

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  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 29th Nov 2021


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