Senior Researcher

Centre for London Senior Researcher
Location London, United Kingdom
Application deadline 3 April 2018
Contract type Permanent
Hours Full-time
Salary GBP25,000 - 28,000
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Centre for London is a think tank and charity focused on London’s critical challenges. As a senior researcher, you will develop and deliver research projects that make a difference to policy and practice – tackling issues such as employment and skills, transport and public realm, neighbourhood resilience, and London’s place in the UK and the world.

The position

To develop and deliver excellent research projects, in order to achieve positive change in London, and build Centre for London’s profile.

Are you a creative and thoughtful researcher, with a passion for cities, and superlative skill at developing and communicating ideas with impact?

Key roles and responsibilities

Working within a six-person research team, you will help to come up with new ideas, to deliver existing projects, and to support events and fundraising. Reporting to a research manager, you will be responsible for developing, delivering and managing research projects, from data analysis and literature reviews, to interviews with practitioners and stakeholders. The role will include preparing proposals and fundraising, undertaking research and writing reports for publication, raising the profile of the Centre’s work through writing and public appearances, and contributing to the organisation’s strategy. The successful candidate will join a growing team at the Centre’s offices in central London.

Competencies and Skills

Person Specification:

  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent, with excellent academic credentials or experience
  • Ideally a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline (eg, social sciences, economics, urban studies)
  • Right to work in the UK

Personal Characteristics:

  • Analytical capacity, curiosity, the ability to think strategically, and to generate fresh insight and analysis
  • Personal credibility when working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Flexible, highly organised, and able to multi-task and prioritise work to meet deadlines
  • Excellent team player
  • Passionate about London and urban policy