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Senior Research and Policy Analyst – Rethinking the welfare state

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The successful candidate will lead the research stream in rethinking the role and funding requirements of the welfare state. This will include benchmarking the UK with other countries to assess the different systems and policy options, taking into account demographic changes and shifts in the labour market.

The Centre is particularly interested in candidates with an excellent understanding of international welfare systems, and the importance of institutional dynamics in the way welfare systems function and evolve.

Key responsibilities:

  • To develop innovative and insightful methods to benchmark international welfare systems, bringing new analysis to public policy debate
  • To assess how welfare systems need to adapt to changing demography and shift in employment practices
  • 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 UK and international welfare provision
  • Ability to develop a new framework to think about welfare reform, and in particular future funding requirements
  • Understanding of the institutional complexity of welfare systems and the challenges of reform
  • Good understanding of the impact of demography and the changing dynamic of the labour market

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.