Senior Researcher

Institute for Government

Location London, with the option to work from home for up to two days a week.
Salary £38,000-£44,000, depending on skills and experience.
  • Closing: 11:00am, 14th Sep 2022 BST

Job Description

The Institute for Government is inviting applications for a Senior Researcher position (Job Reference: RES2207), to start as soon as notice periods allow.

Senior researchers are important members of the research team, leading smaller projects and helping to deliver major pieces of work under the supervision of a Programme Director. Topics that Senior Researchers might work on could include but are not limited to levelling up, reviewing the constitution, civil service reform or the role of metro mayors.

We want our Senior Researchers to make a significant contribution to the Institute’s impact, working independently and creatively, initiating ideas, facilitating meetings, and energetically employing a range of research methods to gather evidence, reach judgements and make persuasive arguments.

As a Senior Researcher at the Institute, you will:

  • take a fresh, evidence-based look at a range of problems facing government and take the initiative to identify interesting questions, design research and shape arguments.

  • conduct quantitative and qualitative research and analysis to develop innovative solutions to these problems.

  • lead elements of complex research projects and manage them from beginning to end, including significant publications and events.

  • deliver the results of projects, including high-quality written reports and presentations in a suitable format and style for specific targeted audiences, to challenging deadlines.

  • communicate our recommendations credibly and persuasively to senior civil servants and politicians as well as in the media and social media.

  • build strong working relationships both inside the Institute (including research, communications, partnerships and operations staff) and externally (including MPs and civil servants, government departments and agencies, other organisations in the academic, public and commercial sectors, and public policy commentators including journalists).

  • work with our events team to organise public events, seminars and meetings, and present project findings and recommendations in these forums.

  • assist in the development and delivery of tailored workshops and toolkits to aid senior decision makers in government.

  • work closely with other Institute staff to maximise the impact of our insights on government decisions.

For full details, including a person specification, please read the job application pack available on our website.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Wed 14th Sep 2022


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Wed 14th Sep 2022