Centre for London Researcher
Location London, United Kingdom
Application deadline 1 November 2021
Contract type Permanent
Hours Full-time
Salary GBP23,100
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We are the capital’s dedicated think tank. We develop new solutions to London’s critical challenges and advocate for a fair and prosperous global city.

The role

Are you a creative and thoughtful researcher, with a passion for cities, and skilled at developing and communicating ideas that can make a difference?

We’re looking for a new colleague who has some experience doing research from academic, paid, or volunteer work, and some work in an office or another professional environment. We’re particularly keen to hear from people with experience in statistical research.

Key roles and responsibilities

Through your application, we encourage you to show us how your experiences and skills will make you a good candidate for the role. If your experience does not match the person specification but you feel strongly that you have transferable experience and an interest in the work we do, we still welcome your application.

Working within a seven-person research team, you will do tasks such as data analysis and literature reviews, interviews with practitioners and stakeholders, writing up reports for publication, and helping raise funds for our projects. You will help with project admin including setting up advisory group meetings, checking budgets, and supporting other teams as necessary e.g. helping at events. You will be helped to communicate about our work through writing articles and blog posts and speaking at meetings and events.

We celebrate London’s rich and diverse culture, and we want our team to reflect the city we serve. We especially welcome applications from people from minority ethnic and/or less advantaged backgrounds.

This role could be full-time or 30 hours per week.

If you have any questions about this role, please email [email protected]

Experience and skills

  • Some experience working in research or policy
  • Experience (academic or professional) of using analytical skills
  • Experience (academic or professional) writing compelling reports/ papers/ publications
  • Some experience of bringing together quantitative and/or qualitative research to tell a strong story and make and practical recommendations for change
  • Understanding of London or urban policy or specific experience in one of Centre for London’s
    research themes an advantage (you can find these on our website)
  • Fundraising and budget management experience an advantage
  • Experience of working with statistics an advantage

Other useful information

To ensure the recruitment process is as fair as possible, the first assessment is done anonymously. To help with that process, please make sure your CV does not include any reference to your name or email address.

Follow the link to submit your application.
The form will ask for your answers to the questions below. As this is a role that requires strong writing ability, we will be assessing your writing style as well as the content of your answers.

The form will ask you to upload a PDF of your CV (2 pages max) with your initials as the file title. Please include your initials as a header within the file too.