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Researcher / Research Assistant – Public Policy

ICF’s Human and Social Capital (HSC) team is responsible for a diverse programme of applied social research and evaluation. We work across a wide range of social policy fields in the UK, including: health services research public health, and social care; employment and welfare; skills, education and training; housing and homelessness; and equalities and social justice. Our clients range from government departments and agencies such as the Department for Education, NHS England, and Public Health England, to local government, regulatory and professional bodies, and leading third sector charities and funding bodies. Many of our researchers also work on a range of social and economic policy research projects for the European Commission.

About the role

From day one, you will have the opportunity to contribute to a varied range of influential projects for government, agencies and major charities in the UK and EU. Our work is multidisciplinary in every respect, and you will be part of our diverse team of social scientists, policy analysts and economists who work closely together to apply their unique skills and knowledge to solve the complex challenges faced by our clients, and generate the insight that informs their decisions. You will be supported to develop your own career pathway as you expand your knowledge of policy and research methods further through excellent training and development opportunities. We are growing the range of services we offer, and we want you to shape the innovations that will keep us at the forefront of social research.

The role location will be either London or Birmingham.

Your main responsibilities will be to:

Perform research and analysis on public policy issues and programmes for public and third sector clients (including carrying out desk research, face to face and telephone interviews, surveys, and reviews of academic and policy literature).

Generate insightful findings, preparing descriptive and analytical texts and presentations.

Provide research and administrative support to other team members.

Basic Requirements

Essential:

Minimum of a bachelor’s level degree in a relevant field (for example social sciences, economics, service design, health or education psychology, public policy research, or related fields).

Experience of using a variety of methods (qualitative and/or quantitative) in research projects.

Excellent oral and written English.

Intermediate or advanced computer user skills related to carrying out research and data analysis (Microsoft applications).

Desirable

Skills in editing or proofreading other people’s written work.

Knowledge of UK policy, policy making processes and institutions relating to the work of our clients.

Experience in undertaking evaluations of projects or programmes.

Ready to apply?

  • The planned closing date for applications is 21st August 2020  though we reserve the right to bring this date forward if appropriate so you are advised to apply promptly if you are able to.
  • Successful applicants need to be available to complete a test as part of the recruitment process.
  • Interested candidates are invited to follow the link and submit a cover letter and a CV (applications without a cover letter will not be selected).
  • This is a full-time position, but we will also accept applications from candidates who would like to work part time.

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Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

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