About Policy in Practice

Policy in Practice is an award-winning, socially focused start-up company. Our mission is to reduce poverty. We do this by simplifying the welfare system using policy insight and clever technology.

Our software and data-driven consultancy services are used by local authorities, housing associations and private sector organisations who are focusing on the impact of policy changes.

Our founder, Deven Ghelani, was one of the architects of Universal Credit, a major reform to simplify the benefit system. Deven set up Policy in Practice to communicate information to people on the frontline in a fast, user-friendly way, and help people to make the decisions that are right for them.

Business Development Representative

Closing date

Wednesday 28 February at 17:00

  • Full time, permanent role
  • Westminster based

Policy in Practice supports over 75 local authorities, housing associations and welfare to work organisations in their efforts to improve the future for many people across the country. Our work has reached over 1 million of the 8 million households who are supported by the welfare system, and our analysis has been widely covered in press and broadcast media.

While this is a huge achievement, it’s not enough. We strive to reach every household impacted by welfare reform to bring positive change to their lives, now and in the future. We can only do this through our continued growth and development, and by bringing our influence to bear on policies of the future.

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic office based sales professional to help grow our software business during an exciting time for the company.

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Policy and Operations Internship

Closing date

Wednesday 28 February at 17:00

  • Full time
  • Fixed term contract leading to permanent role
  • Westminster based

We are looking for an impact-oriented analyst with quantitative research skills to help us deliver client projects. You must be passionate about improving how public services are delivered. Additional coding skills are highly desirable.

Previously successful Policy and Operations interns include graduates who have studied in the fields of economics, politics and public policy.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate an interest in social policy and be passionate about making change happen at a practical level. They will have excellent quantitative analysis skills, with an ability to influence and build relationships quickly.

Your main responsibilities will be to ensure that we deliver excellent services to our clients and develop our analytics service to have a tangible and positive impact on people.

You will be supporting the director, head of policy, and policy analysts in each of their roles, as well as undertaking research of your own. Responsibilities may develop and change quickly, so you will quickly gain an insight into each area that Policy in Practice works in.

The position is offered as a fixed-term contract to start, with the intention for you to join the company as a permanent member of staff if the placement is successful.

Job description

Business Intelligence and SQL Developer

Closing date

Wednesday 28 February at 17:00

  • Initial 3 month contract
  • Westminster based

We’re looking for a highly skilled developer and analyst to support our Operations team to refine automate and embed processes around our new dashboard offering, the Low Income Family Tracker dashboard, over the next 3 months under the overarching direction of our director, Deven Ghelani.

Upon completion of the initial three-month contract, the ideal candidate will have achieved the following:

  • Helped automate our analytical processes through the development of our database and its integration with the dashboard interface
  • Improved the presentation of our LIFT Dashboard service

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Want to work for us?

We’re always looking for people who are passionate about making the welfare system simple to understand.

If you’re interested in what we do, especially if you have a background in policy, design, or technology or you have experience in frontline services or the welfare system, please get in touch.