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Senior Research and Policy Analyst – Regulation of natural monopolies

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The successful candidate will lead the research programme in analysing the performance of Britain’s regulated natural monopolies including water, energy and railways. Central to this research will be to develop an approach to compare the UK’s performance internationally.

The Centre is particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate insight into the success and failures of different models in attracting investment and delivering good quality services for consumers.

Key responsibilities:

  • To develop a framework to assess and benchmark Britain’s regulated natural monopolies
  • Provide policy recommendations on how best to improve investment rates and consumer satisfaction including recommendations on ownership and regulatory structures taking into account the current institutional framework.
  • Keep abreast of all relevant political and policy developments
  • Communicate research findings to key stakeholders and contribute to the intellectual development of the Centre

Skills & experience:

  • Excellent knowledge of the current regulatory framework for natural monopolies in the UK and relevant international benchmarks
  • Understanding of regulation on the behaviour of both public and private firms.
  • Experience of policy formation and impact on institutional dynamics
  • Strategic and/or analytical experience in a regulated industry or regulatory body would be desirable

Salary and contract:

We offer a highly competitive benefits package and the opportunity to join our small friendly team based in Westminster.

The senior analyst remuneration is expected to be between £45k – £60k range depending on the level of skills and experience.

Applications must include a job reference number, CV and a one page covering letter demonstrating an understanding of the role. They should be sent to Thomas Aubrey at info@progressive-capitalism.net. If you have any further questions with regard to this vacancy, please call +44 (0)207 340 2206.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Key Dates:

Closing Date: 29 November 2017
Interview/Start Dates: First Round Interviews will take place the first week of December
Start Date: January 2017

About the Centre

The Centre for Progressive Policy is a new public policy think tank, which will launch formally in early 2018. The Centre believes that, within the framework of a market economy, there is a vital role for government to promote economic efficiency, individual liberty and social justice. The Centre will help to identify key policies to promote these objectives, and will seek to influence policy makers and support stakeholders to implement them.

The Centre is looking to hire a number of senior analysts with strong quantitative and qualitative skills to build up and lead a series of new research areas. In addition, the Centre is looking to hire data and economic analysts to support this ambitious new research programme.

The Centre for Progressive Policy is a new start up which builds on the initial success of the Centre for Progressive Capitalism. It offers a rare and exciting opportunity to join a new organisation with considerable growth potential, and to help shape its direction and culture from the start.